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Budo Manual – Chart of Techniques

In the 1930’s Master Morihei Ueshiba (O’sensei), the Founder of Aikido, published two known technical manuals for his Art.  Both manuals are a source of constant reference at our dojo and form an important part of our study of O’Sensei’s Aikido through Aikido Yuishinkai. The second of … Continue reading

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Looking back to look forward – Exploring Aikido’s roots

Master Morihei Ueshiba (O’sensei), the Founder of Aikido, authored  3 instructional manuals in his lifetime.  The first “Budo Training in Aikido” (originally called “Budo Renshu“) was published in 1933. “Budo Renshu” contains 166 techniques, all of which are accompanied by hand drawings and training notes. The techniques in the … Continue reading

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Searching for O’Sensei – The forgotten manuals of Aikido

Master Morihei Ueshiba (O’sensei), the Founder of Aikido, went to a lot of time and trouble to write not one, but 2 instructional manuals for his martial art. Both were written in the 1930’s and obviously took a lot of time to not only write … Continue reading

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