In the early phase of my long association with Morihiro Saito Sensei which end of his life, Saito Sensei always had along his copy of Budo in the Iwama Dojo. Here again, as usual, Saito Sensei refers to his master, Morihei Ueshiba. The aim is to create, with the assistance of the traditional budo style of aikido.

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I have tried many different martial arts, but I think it was this that I liked about aikido. Through aikido, human beings can become good people finding greatness coming from within.

That is why in aikido, even if the principle of the sword is formative, all the movements in the body techniques, as well as in the weapons techniques, are entirely similar. It will be welcome. But such a philosophical perspective is also important. Skip to main content. There are many aikido masters, but only a few who had a lot of teaching from O’Sensei himself. O’Sensei always said, “When you do not engage for the humanity and the world, I will not teach you.

That means sometimes pulling when he or she pushes and pushing when he or she pulls which is also a form of awase.

It is better not to talk too much, but to learn with the body. Each of them is contained in the whole.

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Site Map Contact us Printable format. That is why competition is not necessary. That is why it is better to shout out loud. But wherever possible, you should shout out loud. This is the demand of O’Sensei. With a big kiai, a training is full of energy.


Emi IsomuraMark L. If it should happen that you are confronted with a real situation where you have to defend yourself physically, the way you have trained in aikido is more useful than competitions.

In this sense, it is like that with every martial art, but in aikido, it is more prevalent.

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This is the feeling of aikido. Training ubdo kiai does not make big progress. That is why O’Sensei said that we should always train with seriousness and the feeling that we are surrounded by numerous attackers. That means without competition. There are also methods to suppress kiai, but with O’Sensei, it was different.

In a competition, people soon start to prefer a certain technique and wait szito an opportunity to use it. Or when the other one is a restraint person, you should spur on and encourage them. Some people can talk well, but if you watch them closely, they do an aikido no one can understand. Anyone can practiceunderstand, and reason with it. This never stops, it is infinite like a spring.

When you talk to others, in your work and in society, you can apply these principles of aikido. Usually people who talk a lot sato write good essays cannot also do good aikido.

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I think that every martial art is rational; however, for aikido this is especially true. Some learn with their minds by listening, while others learn with their bodies by watching.

The main difference is surely that there sajto no tournaments or competitions in aikido. That is why weapons are an especially important part of aikido. Besides that, this martial art is completely rational. Even as number one in Japan in kendo, if he or she puts on a judogi and is thrown by a student, he or she is a Kendoka and not a Budoka. O’Sensei would answer the question, “What is Aikido? That is why almost every master often buudo to their students, “When you enter the working world, you shall use the principles of aikido; you shall use aikido in society.


Aikido is a martial art. In order to keep his martial art alive, from that moment on he started to enthusiastically explore Aikido in Iwama by worshipping the Budo Guardian Spirits and praying every morning and evening. O’Sensei The Founder says, “This bydo not good. There are so many techniques of self-defense without violence. O’Sensei always said, “What kind of kiai is that? Kiai is something that comes completely naturally when you have ki or energy.

Go outside and let the sparrows fall from the trees! How shall I put it? No matter how good one is in judo, if he or she takes a kendo sword and looses against a student, he or she is not a Budoka, but a Judoka. In this way, you can use aikido for many things. But also if another person attacks, you should step back and listen to him or her carefully to avoid a contention.

Indeed in martial arts a big kiai is a sign of good energy. Make a sxito kiai! He said that you should shout from the abdomen. The aim is to create, with the assistance of the traditional budo style of aikido, a beautiful world that is like the house of a big family; to never compete again.