Master Koretoshi Maruyama teaches Aikido as a truly evolving art. This year he goes back to O’Sensei’s roots in Daito Ryu, and by adding his lighthearted demonstrations of ‘Yuishin’ (‘Mind Itself’), he joyfully transmits the feeling of exhilaration of Aikido Yuishinkai to his students. Sensei teaches additional ways to increase our sensitivity for improved timing and relaxed, mental ‘merging’ with our opponent in the execution of techniques. We thus learn the merging of ki with the mechanics of overcoming ‘stronghold’ attacks. Sensei also shows techniques to develop and strengthen the 'inner muscle' and divulges more of the secrets of the ancient sword schools of Ittou Ryu and Shinkage Ryu. A highlight of the seminar is his instruction of ‘Sangakuyen no tachi’, a Shinkage Ryu kata, the teaching of which is shown in detail. Maruyama sensei encourages us to train the kata, so that he may continue with extensions during the next visits.
The 4 DVDs were compiled from seminars recorded in the UK, Holland, Germany, USA and Australia.
Tanto tori (UK)
Tanto tori (Holland)
Sangakuyen no tachi
Additional techniques and details as shown in San Francisco, Hawaii, and Byron Bay.
Extra: Slide show