Falling from great heights: Hiroshi Isoyama, 8th dan, at 1987 All-Japan Aikido Demonstration

Among the videos viewable on the Aikido Journal Online channel on youtube is Hiroshi Isoyama Sensei’s performance at the 1987 All-Japan Aikido Demonstration. Isoyama Sensei, an Aikikai 8th dan, is known for his powerful technique executed with great gusto. He was for many years a favorite at the All-Japan Demonstrations for his breathtaking overhead slam throws, always garnering loud applause. Have a look to see what all the excitement is about.

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  1. Terrifying.

    I like the way uke makes a slow, cautious, approach, rather than simply running in waving his arm in the air.

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