Written and presented by Ethan Monnot Weisgard, 6th Dan Aikikai, a close and direct student of Saito Sensei for 18 years, this new edition is the most extensive English-language, in-depth study available at this time of the extensive curriculum of Basic and Advanced Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo as taught by Morihiro Saito Sensei; based on Saito Sensei´s 23 years of study as a direct student of aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei. This book presents in clear, precise and detailed form the final stages of Saito Sensei´s development of this comprehensive weapons system.
This new, enhanced edition of the original two-book set Bukiwaza is now made into a single, comprehensive hardcover volume with additional in-depth explanations and photos.
Basic Aiki Ken
7 ken suburi
Zengo Giri; shiho giri; happo giri – old and new versions
Go no awase (5th suburi awase)
Shichi no awase (7th suburi awase)
Advanced Aiki Ken
5 kumi tachi + kimusubi no tachi
Basic Aiki Jo
20 jo suburi
Zengo tsuki; shiho tsuki; happo tsuki – old and new versions
31 jo kata
6 jo kata
13 jo kata
Advanced Aiki Jo
31 kata kumi jo
10 kumi jo
7 ken tai jo
13 kata awase
What is new?
One comprehensive volume
The original two-book set is now combined into one complete edition. This new edition contains everything found in the original two-book set plus more.
13 kata awase
There is an entirely new section presenting the 13 Kata Awase in photo form as well as with clear and easy to follow text explanations.
Diagrams showing the specific foot movements, sequences and turns in clearly numbered forms have been made especially for this new edition for Zengo Giri / Tsuki, Shiho Giri / Tsuki and Happo Giri / Tsuki.
Additional details in Technical Terminology and Important Points
The sections “Technical Terminology” and “Important Points” for both Aiki Ken and Aiki Jo now contain new additional and in-depth explanations of important concepts such as Koshi, Hara, Seika Tanden, Waki wo Shimeru, Zanshin, Kikubari and more.
Fully reedited technical explanations
The detailed technical explanations of the entire book have been fully reedited and further enhanced to give a deeper understanding of the movements and sequences of each technique.
Length: 548 pages