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Morihei Ueshiba & Aikido 4: Way of Harmony DVD

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"Way of Harmony" includes marvelous displays of the founder of Aikido's seated and standing techniques, kokyunage, sword and staff arts and freee style techniques. It also includes highlights of O-Senei's trip to Hawaii in 1961 where he displays his misogi jo kata and original sword work.
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"Way of Harmony" includes marvelous displays of the founder of Aikido's seated and standing techniques, kokyunage, sword and staff arts and freee style techniques. It also includes highlights of O-Senei's trip to Hawaii in 1961 where he displays his misogi jo kata and original sword work.

Complete contents include:

Aikikai Hombu, 1958 - Highlights of a class and demonstration given at the World Aikido Headquarters in Tokyo. The Founder demonstrates a variety of seated and standing techniques in this clip. (3:07)

TV Documentary, 1958 - This film was shot contemporaneously with the American tv documentary "Rendez-vous with Adventure" by an amateur cameraman. A number of scenes from the Founder's remarkable demonstration edited out of the televised program are preserved in this exciting footage. (2:08)

Aikikai Hombu, 1959 - The footage contained in this film preserves some of the finest action scenes ever of the Founder. His superb skills are displayed in numerous seated, standing, ken and jo techniques. Features beautiful slow-motions sequences. (9:18)

Aikikai Hombu, 1960 - A rare film with outstanding action featuring Kazuo Chiba as the Founder's partner. Many dynamic sequences of free-style and weapons techniques are captured in this film. (4:14)

Honolulu, Hawaii, 1961 - This film was shot on the occasion of the Grand Opening of the Honolulu Aikikai in February 1961. This was the Founder's only trip to the United States. This footage contains crystal-clear shots of the founder's misogi jo kata and swordwork as well as scenes from the dojo festivities. Koichi Tohei and Nobuyoshi Tamura also appear. (8:07)

Aikikai Hombu, 1962 - This footage shot in 1962 by an American couple for a tv documentary that was never completed and lay in storage for 23 years. It was shot in beautiful 16mm film and is some of the highest-quality footage of the Founder known to exist. The Founder is shown teaching a class at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo with American Terry Dobson serving as his training partner. (3:03)

*SPECIAL BONUS: O-Sensei radio interview. This DVD contains a fascinating interview of the Founder conducted about 1962 during which he is questioned about aikido. As was his custom, many of the Founder’s comments reflect his spiritual views and mention Japanese kami. This recording affords a rare chance to gain an intimate glimpse of the Founder's warmth and personality. English subtitles provided. A series of beautiful close-up photos of the Founder serve as the backdrop for the interview. (12:30)
Additional Information
SKU BV-268
Release Date Jul 1, 2005
Other Info No
Format DVD-R NTSC
Languages English
Length 47 min.

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