This outstanding DVD presents precious footage of Saito Sensei as he appeared in 1992 while conducting a seminar in San Diego, California. Like the preceeding five DVDs, this one is chock full of explanations and demonstrations from the vast repertoire of Iwama Aikido techniques.The material covered in this program includes the complete series of koshinage techniques with some 30 variations, plus numerous munadori, katatedori, shomenuchi, yokomenuchi and ushiro techniques presented in Saito Sensei’s inimitable teaching style. This DVD adds to our growing catalog of educational material for anyone desiring to master the fine points of Aikido. Complete English subtitles have been provided to enable viewers to follow in detail Saito Sensei’s instruction.
Morihiro Saito is the author of the highly acclaimed technical series, Traditional Aikido, published in the early 1970s. Saito enrolled as a student of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba in 1946. One of the art’s foremost technicians, he was the acknowledged authority on Aikido weapons training. Saito operated Ueshiba’s private dojo in Iwama, Japan and served as caretaker of the Aiki Shrine for more than 30 years. He traveled extensively throughout the world for over three decades teaching his comprehensive aikido training methods.