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Aikido Master Koichi Tohei Explains the Concept of Ki (Internal Energy)

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Journey back in time to 1962 and let Koichi Tohei, a student of Morihei Ueshiba and the man who would become Steven Seagal’s aikido instructor, explain ki energy in terms anyone can understand.
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The Master Who Taught Calligraphy to Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba and Actor Steven Seagal (Part 2)

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Seiseki Abe discusses the role of weapons training in aikido, Steven Seagal offers a testimonial for the man who was his teacher, and the interviewer defines the terms you need to know to understand the traditional art.
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The Master Who Taught Calligraphy to Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba and Actor Steven Seagal (Part 1)

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Exemplifying the “balance between pen and sword,” Seiseki Abe was a master of calligraphy and aikido. In this interview, he discusses the often-overlooked facets of his martial art, as well as teaching calligraphy to Morihei Ueshiba and Steven Seagal.
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