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.
Yuki Nakai is a guy that I've admired for a long time. Not only is he a Kosen Judo and BJJ black belt, he's a fearless warrior who went against Rickson Gracie despite being blinded in one eye from a... read more
Five Grappling Super League update July 2nd 2015
3 Announcements this week for the Five Grappling Super League. In the mens division we welcome Murilo Santana. Murilo joins Hector Lombard, James Puopulo, Yuri Simoes and Joao Assis. That leaves 2 more athletes to be announced in the next... read more
Five Grappling Super League update 6.23.15
Two new athletes have been added to the Five Grappling Super League. This week we welcome Checkmat black belt Karen Antunes in the women's gi bracket as well as Judo champion and MMA veteran, Hector Lombard to the men's no... read more