This volume entitled Takemusu Aikido: Bukidori & Ninindori is the fifth of the comprehensive series by Morihiro Saito presenting the aikido techniques of Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei. Volume 5 covers the following series of techniques: tachidori, jodori, jonage, tankendori and ninindori. This work is profusely illustrated with more than 450 photos and includes detailed, step-by-step explanations and commentary on each technique.
The author, Morihiro Saito, is a 9th degree black belt and author of the highly acclaimed technical series, Traditional Aikido. Saito Sensei enrolled as a student of Founder Morihei Ueshiba in 1946. One of the art’s foremost technicians, he is the acknowledged authority on aikido weapons training. Saito Sensei operates Ueshiba’s private dojo in Iwama, Japan and serves as guardian of the Aiki Shrine. He has traveled extensively throughout the world teaching his comprehensive aikido training methods.
Sonoko Tanaka is a black-belt student of Saito Sensei and has lived and trained in Iwama. Stanley Pranin is a 5th degree black belt and the editor-in-chief of Aiki News/Aikido Journal which he founded in 1974.
60 techniques: Tachidori (13 techniques), Jodori (13 techniques), Jonage (10 techniques), Tankendori (12 techniques), Ninindori (12 techniques)
Tankendori yokomenuchi gokyo • Tankendori yokomenuchi rokkyo • Tankendori tsuki gokyo • Tankendori tsuki rokkyo 1 • Tankendori tsuki rokkyo 2 • Tankendori tsuki kotegaeshi • Tankendori tsuki kokyunage • Tankendori • Tankendori hijigatame • Tankendori rokkyo -lateral knife attack to stomach • Tankendori kotegaeshi 1 - chest grab with throat thrust • Tankendori kotegaeshi 2 - rear attack
Ninindori kihon • Ninindori - when lifted upward • Ninindori - when pulled • Ninindori kokyunage • Ninindori • Ninindori - kokyunage & iriminage • Ninindori ki no nagare shihonage • Ninindori - one partner grabs chest from behind • Ninindori - when both partners grab your wrist • Ninindori - against ryotedori and morotedori grabs • Ninindori - when both wrists and shoulders grabbed • Ninindori - when both wrists and shoulders grabbed