On this unique video, Mitsugi Saotome Sensei - a direct student of Aikido's Founder, Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei - demonstrates and explains his system for using two swords at once. Beginning with basic stances, he moves to defenses against attacks with single sword and eventually to defenses against multiple opponents. He also illustrates the direct connection of two-sword movement to Aikido's empty-handed throwing technique. Many of the demonstrations shown here were performed recently for this video. The video also contains rare footage of Saotome Sensei's 1988 Two-Sword Seminar at the Chicago Budokan. Enjoyable for the beauty and ingenuity of Saotome Sensei's movement, this hour-long instructional video explores martial exercises for integrating and balancing the body's right and left sides.
The topics for today's episode of This Week in BJJ are: -Big announcement from Gui Mendes -New Roy Dean Collection -Bernardo Faria new DVD release on Z-Guard. Instead of an interview, this time we have something a little different. We're... read more
TWIBJJ #74 with Marcelo Splinter
On today's episode of This Week in BJJ I talk a little about: -Josh Barnett vs Ryron Gracie from Metamoris 6 -Polaris 1 is now available On Demand -4 matches announced for Polaris 2! -New officially licensed Street Fighter Nogi... read more
Time Travel Tuesdays Kron Gracie vs Sergio Moraes 2008 BJJ World Championships
The 2008 worlds was probably one of the more memorable BJJ events I've had the privilege of not only shooting but it was also the first year we made a DVD for this historic event. If you recall, this was... read more