Morihiro Saito teaches Ushiro eridori techniques

“Aikido teachers can build an entire lesson plan on the contents of this video!”

An excellent compilation of seminar techniques including advanced katatedori techniques, and a lengthy series of ushiro eridori techniques. Videos such as these highlight Saito Sensei’s skilled pedagogy and encyclopedic knowledge of aikido technique. Morihiro Saito was one of the closest and talented of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba’s students in the postwar period. Over his nearly 60 year aikido career, Saito Sensei taught widely both in Japan and abroad and left an important body of book and video materials that are considered among the best sources on aikido technique.

This seminar was held in 1988 at Barry Knight’s dojo in Melbourne, Australia. with Michael Field interpreting.


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  1. I was told by Bruce Bookman that Eri Dori and Kata Menuchi practice was the start of Iriminage Kaeshiwaza. The way that Saito Sensei showed Eri Dori as an attack, very easy to see the connection.

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