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The start of an interesting new initiative from Josh Gold at Aikido Journal.

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The start of an interesting new initiative from Josh Gold at Aikido Journal.

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"Constantly admonishing and being aware of oneself, strive to reach the mysteries of Aiki." - More from Tokimune Takeda Sensei on the Aikido Sangenkai blog:

"Tokimune Takeda – Aiki Kuden and Hiden"
https://www.aikidosangenkai.org/blog/tokimune-takeda-aiki-kuden-hiden/

"Solo Training for Kokyu-ryoku and Ki in Daito-ryu Aiki Budo"
https://www.aikidosangenkai.org/blog/solo-training-kokyu-ryoku-ki-daito-ryu-aikibudo/
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Aussie Kung-fu - an interesting look at the early transmission of Asian martial traditions to the West (or at least, the South 😉).

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"The training was very hard. When we started there were about ten of us, but they all disappeared. So in the end I went to train in the adult class." - Hiroshi Isoyama front and center with Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba and Morihiro Saito in Iwama. More from Isoyama Sensei in "An interview with Aikido Shihan Hiroshi Isoyama", on the Aikido Sangenkai blog:

Part 1 - https://www.aikidosangenkai.org/blog/an-interview-aikido-shihan-hiroshi-isoyama-part-1/
Part 2 - https://www.aikidosangenkai.org/blog/an-interview-aikido-shihan-hiroshi-isoyama-part-2/
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A recent demonstration of Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu by Sugino Dojo. In addition to Katori Shinto Ryu, Yoshio Sugino's dojo was home to the second official branch dojo of the Aikikai. More from Sugino Sensei in "Interview with Yoshio Sugino of Katori Shinto-ryu, 1961", on the Aikido Sangenkai blog:

https://www.aikidosangenkai.org/blog/interview-yoshio-sugino-katori-shinto/

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Masando Sasaki lecturing on "Bushido and Shachodo" ("The Way of the Warrior and the Way of the Company President") in 2010. More from Sasaki Sensei in the three part interview below, on the Aikido Sangenkai blog:

"I think that Aikido movement is a spiral. Not a circle, a spiral. For that reason it can become small, or large without limit. Rather than technique, it’s necessary to match your mind, your breathing and your body to each other. If you teach Aikido through technique then when it comes to an actual fight you will get get hit. What you can express instantly, throwing with Ikkyo, or with Shiho-nage, or entering with Irimi, using your entire body, this is all that there is. Again, for that reason, these can be said to be the secrets of Aikido. I believe that the foundation of that is the spiral. That, and throwing beautifully with the connection between In and Yo. The movement of Aikido is all In and Yo. I am not speaking of this in a theoretical sense! This in and of itself is the principle of the universe."

Part 1 - https://www.aikidosangenkai.org/blog/interview-aikido-shihan-masando-sasaki-part-1/

Part 2 - https://www.aikidosangenkai.org/blog/interview-aikido-shihan-masando-sasaki-part-2/

Part 3 - https://www.aikidosangenkai.org/blog/interview-aikido-shihan-masando-sasaki-part-3/
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Kisshomaru Ueshiba (far left) in 1939 next to Zenzaburo Akazawa, the Sumo wrestler Tenryu Saburo and (far right) General Makoto Miura, who was also a student of Sokaku Takeda.

More from Kisshomaru Ueshiba in "Budoka no Kotae – Talking to Kisshomaru Ueshiba Sensei", on the Aikido Sangenkai blog:

https://www.aikidosangenkai.org/blog/budoka-no-kotae-talking-kisshomaru-ueshiba-sensei/

Tenryu Saburo appears in "Mr. Kimura’s Aikido Memories", on the Aikido Sangenkai blog:

Part 1 - https://www.aikidosangenkai.org/blog/kimura-aikido-memories-part-1/
Part 2 - https://www.aikidosangenkai.org/blog/kimura-aikido-memories-part-2/
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