Morihiro Saito Shihan Aikido
hot in 1974, this movie shows Morihiro Saito at the height of his power
In this video Master Saito teaches what should later become Iwama Style. Spending 23 years with aikido’s founder Morihei Ueshiba in the village of Iwama, Saito became his most famous disciple.
This video shows him introducing Takemusuaiki, himself being at the height of his power. Takemusu contains the meaning of ‘connecting’ and is aimed at promoting a natural movement. In Morihei Ueshiba’s Iwama period he studied the Daitoryu, the Shinkageryu, which is the essence of Japanese Budo, the Kashimashintoryu and others, giving them a new interpretation. The weapon and techniques and fighting skills he taught his disciples were later collected and conveyed into the ‘Iwama style’ by Morihiro Saito.
01. Ken Part 1
02. Ken Part 2
03. Jo Part 1
04. Jo Part 2
05. Taijutsu Part 1
06. Taijutsu Part 2
07. Takemusu Aiki
※ 01~06 monochrome, 07 color only
1928, Ibaraki prefecture, was born. karate, learn judo, at the age of 18, at the time, he was apprenticed to aikido, Morihei Ueshiba the founder who was moved to Iwama in Ibaraki prefecture, thereafter, learn aikido in the land of Iwama, continue to professor. He efforts to spread Aikido to the domestic and international and died in May 2002.