Much of the Founder's wisdom and technique never carried over into postwar aikido, but you will find these aspects emphasized in Budo...
Morihei's 1938 "Budo" manual was published privately and seen by only a few. Yet many of its techniques are modern but with aikido's original martial principles applied. Sharpen your technique by studying the examples shown.
This is little known formal portrait of Morihei Ueshiba at about age 53 taken about 1936. Please add it to your collection of special aikido images with the compliments of Aikido Journal!
The 1935 Asahi News film is one of the most important aikido historical documents to have survived. This film captures the dynamic technique of the 51-year-old Founder of Aikido as he appeared at the Asahi News Dojo in Osaka. The quality and martiality of the exquisite technique displayed will thrill every aikido practitioner. This is a video to be watched over and over to inspire one's practice!
We recently were made aware of this remarkable document titled "Aikido Taijutsu Chart" by Michael Ormerod summarizing numerous techniques presented in Morihei Ueshiba's 1938 "Budo" Technical Manual. This genial chart was produced by the Preston Aikido Sakura Dojo in Preston, Lancashire, UK. The sources of images used in the chart are photos from "Budo" itself, Aikido Journal's Takemusu Aikido series, and the 1936 Noma Dojo collection. Sequences of core aikido techniques have been meticulously pieced together based on these sources. Our congratulations on a job well done!
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