MORIHIRO SAITO'S
"COMPLETE GUIDE TO AIKIDO 2.0!"


Aikdo's most comprehensive technical reference is now greatly expanded with 230 new videos expertly demonstrated by Morihiro Saito, 9th Dan!

  • SHOMENUCHI
    IKKYO
  • TECHNICAL GOLD
    STANDARD
  • SHIHONAGE
  • TAI NO HENKO
  • ATEMI: STRATEGIC
    STRIKES
  • KOSHINAGE
    KOTEGAESHI

Shomenuchi Ikkyo Omote: The end result is determined at the start!

In this clip, Morihiro Saito Sensei, 9th dan, expertly demonstrates the Shomenuchi Ikkyo Omote technique. What you do at the beginning determines your success or failure!

Exciting News for Every Aikidoka!

In June 1992, Morihiro Saito Sensei did the unthinkable, something beyond the reach of even the most accomplished aikido instructor! Over a period of three days he performed over 400 empty-handed techniques in sequence in the most amazing display of technical virtuosity ever seen. Paolo Corallini Sensei -- one of Saito Sensei's most devoted students -- was the man responsible for the concept and execution of this ambitious project that will stand as one of the most remarkable achievements in aikido history.

Paolo lent Aikido Journal the video master of Saito Sensei's masterpiece, and we immediately set out to digitize, label, and edit this massive amount of material into 230 videos, each consisting of individual techniques. Then, all of the videos were painstakingly hand-coded and inserted in order into the first iteration of the "Complete Guide to Aikido", itself gigantic in size. The entire process took over six months to complete.

We are referring to this new, greatly expanded "Complete Guide to Aikido" as version 2.0. It is approximately 50 percent larger than the first version. In addition, we have added a much requested feature such that now the entire interface and nearly 1,500 videos and pdf links are fully mobile responsive. With your mobile device and an Internet connection you can view Guide 2.0 at home, in the dojo, or wherever life takes you.

We are referring to this new, greatly expanded "Complete Guide to Aikido" as version 2.0. It is approximately 50 percent larger than the first version. In addition, we have added a much requested feature such that now the entire interface and nearly 1,500 videos and pdf links are fully mobile responsive. With your mobile device and an Internet connection you can view Guide 2.0 at home, in the dojo, or wherever life takes you.


A Word from Stanley Pranin on the genesis of the "Complete Guide to Aikido 2.0"

Hi! I’m Stanley Pranin, publisher of Aikido Journal. I’ve devoted my life to aikido, to both the practice of the art and the study of its fascinating history. During the 20 years I spent in Japan, I published hundreds of articles on aikido and its Founder Morihei Ueshiba and studied aikido under Morihiro Saito, 9th dan.

The "Complete Guide to Aikido" is my attempt to make it possible to rapidly access the entire aikido curriculum in literally seconds. You will be able to use your time for practice and study, not looking here and there to try to locate the instructional materials you need. Through a simple interface, you'll have the ability to quickly access over 500 empty-handed and weapons techniques via 1,100 links to videos and technical explanations in book format. This is the most extensive technical reference on aikido ever compiled!

If you've been practicing aikido for any length of time, you've collected a sprawling library of books, videotapes, DVDs, and probably a large number of video files stored on your computing devices. Good luck if you've ever attempted to pinpoint a specific technique or group of techniques for detailed study! "Let's see, which book has the techniques I'm looking for? Let me check the 'Table of Contents'... Oh, I remember it was on one of those DVDs... which one was that? Maybe I can find it on youtube... God, there are so many videos, half of them mislabeled and of poor quality! I've spent an hour now, and I still haven't found what I want! This is really frustrating!" Sound familiar? Hey, this is the story of my life!

HERE'S THE PROBLEM AND THIS IS THE SOLUTION...

1. The problem that I -- and every other aikidoka -- have faced... until now!

If you've ever read a book or article talking about the aikido curriculum, you've often heard it mentioned that the art includes literally "hundreds of techniques". Ok, let me ask you a couple of questions. Do you practice hundreds of different techniques at your dojo? Can you rattle off the names of these hundreds of techniques and describe how they are organized into a cohesive system? If you were inclined to investigate the matter further, what reference could you consult to find all of these techniques neatly organized? No place! It doesn't exist, or more precisely, hasn't existed until now!

2. What does the aikido curriculum consist of anyway? Do I really need to learn hundreds of techniques?

If you've ever read a book or article talking about the aikido curriculum, you've often heard it mentioned that the art includes literally "hundreds of techniques". Ok, let me ask you a couple of questions. Do you practice hundreds of different techniques at your dojo? Can you rattle off the names of these hundreds of techniques and describe how they are organized into a cohesive system? If you were inclined to investigate the matter further, what reference could you consult to find all of these techniques neatly organized? No place! It doesn't exist, or more precisely, hasn't existed until now!

3. Who can I consult to get the best expert advice on aikido techniques?

Good question! Truly there have been a number of top level aikido instructors in the postwar era. Names like Gozo Shioda, Kenji Tomiki, Koichi Tohei, Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Seigo Yamaguchi, and others immediately come to mind. Yet there is one particular teacher, who purely from a technical standpoint, stands out for his total mastery of this vast curriculum bequeathed by Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba. His name is Morihiro Saito, and there are some very good reasons why many practitioners regard him as the gold standard for aikido technical matters...

4. So what's the solution I came up with to enable anyone to find and study any Aikido technique quickly?

Let me briefly describe what I wanted to accomplish when I created what I decided to call "The Complete Guide to Aikido". First of all, I wanted to locate the best instructional material on all of the core and legacy techniques of aikido taught by Morihiro Saito Sensei. This included the contents of the Aiki Ken and Jo curriculum. Next, I felt a need to organize this huge volume of information in such a way that it could be quickly and easily accessed. This involved creating a compact interface that would allow anyone to locate materials on a specific technique in just a few seconds with only a couple of clicks. Here's what I came up with...

5. How would it affect your progress in aikido if you could access and get expert instruction on any aspect of the curriculum in just seconds?

You want to be able to quickly locate all the relevant data on aikido techniques from an knowledgeable expert, then thoroughly understand and practice them in order to steadily improve your skill level. You want to concentrate on the learning process, not hunting around for materials. Finding quality study learning material should be be quick and easy. After all, we live in a computer age. Why should your have to search through a stack of books, videotapes, and DVDs, not to mention countless poorly edited videos on youtube, to find what you need?

HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL GET...

  • Vast technical reference consisting of hundreds of videos and pdf files allowing easy access to the entire aikido curriculum including the Aiki Ken & Jo
  • All instructional and seminar material included in the "Complete Guide to Aikido" is presented directly by Morihiro Saito Shihan, 9th dan Aikikai
  • Nearly 1,500 clickable links sorted by both attack and application of technique
  • Clickable video index allowing easy access to the entire aikido curriculum including the Aiki Ken & Jo
  • 428 videos comprising approximately 18 hours of indexed instructional material with English subtitles
  • 759 video links sorted by both attack and application of technique
  • Clickable book index allowing easy access to the entire aikido taijutsu curriculum consisting of the material from eight technical volumes in English and Japanese
  • More than 1,000 pages of technical explanations including approximately 430 techniques
  • More than 400 individual pdf files
  • 715 pdf links sorted by attack and application of technique
  • The "Complete Guide to Aikido 2.0" is now fully mobile responsive. Take your books and videos with you!
  • Aikido instructors and students preparing for gradings now have a dream tool at their disposal to prepare for classes or examinations.

A look at different views of the "Complete Guide to Aikido 2.0" interface with nearly 1,500 links!

HERE'S WHAT “THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO AIKIDO 2.0” WILL DO FOR YOU...

For the first time ever, you will have an incredible resource at your fingertips to answer all of those questions that pop up about the correct execution of aikido techniques. Morihiro Saito, 9th dan, will be your expert guide.

Whenever you need detailed visual aids in the form of in-depth videos and written explanations, at the click of a link you'll be able to zip to precisely the material you need to clarify all of the specifics about a given technique or category of techniques.

Life is short! Your precious time should be spent on the actual learning progress. Now, for the first time, this is possible. No other aikido technical resource of this magnitude and quality has ever been published. "The Complete Guide to Aikido 2.0" will be your constant companion. All of your training mates will wonder what you've been up to when your technical skills suddenly start improving rapidly!

Once again, $97 is all you will pay for full permanent access to "The Complete Guide to Aikido 2.0" using any computing device, from any location, at any time. All you need is an Internet connection!

Attention... Have you already purchased the original version of the "Complete Guide to Aikido"? We have a special upgrade link for you with the "Complete Guide to Aikido 2.0" offered at a 55% discount! If you already have purchased the original "Guide", please click here to upgrade to version 2.0 for $47.

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