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The True Meaning of Aiki in Aikido and Aikijujutsu, Part 1

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Aiki is a key component of aikido and aikijujutsu, two martial arts that have very different fighting philosophies. Journey back in time and find out how that came to be.
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Posted in Aikijujutsu.

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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Modern Aikido: Moves and Meaning (Part 1)

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Forget the politics that have divided the founder Morihei Ueshiba’s aikido into a half-dozen communities, all calling themselves aikido. There are, in truth, only two aikido camps today: one mostly hidden, some say forgotten, and the other ascendant.

The first is a fearsome martial art cobbled together from older Japanese styles, resulting in a pattern of
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