Training notes: Futari dori kokyu nage

In the below videos Morihiro Saito Sensei (1928-2002) provides instruction on the traditional version of futari dori kokyunage (sometimes called ninindori) as practised by O’Sensei (the Founder of Aikido) in the immediate post-war period of his life.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES 

Futari dori – Key principles

Aikido Warrior Dojo is a Fudoshin dojo operating under the guidance and mentorship of  Chicko Xerri Sensei, 6th Dan AKI (Aikikai).  In the below video Chicko Sensei demonstrates a number of the key aikido principles that underpin this form of practice.

 

Brief Biography – Morihiro Saito Sensei (1928-2002)

saito_seiza_260Morihiro Saito Sensei’s  practice of Aikido spanned 56 years and he is one of the most important teachers in Aikido history.  Saito Sensei was a live-in student of O’sensei for more than 20 years at his home dojo in Iwama, Japan.

Saito Sensei spent his teaching life dedicated to preserving the technical style of Aikido as practised and shown to him by O’sensei in the post-war period.  Without his commitment to preserving the Aikido of the Founder and extensive efforts to record and document his teachings, much of the Aikido of O’sensei would have most likely been lost.  The Aikido world owes him a great debt.

Ian Grant
Dojo cho
Aikido Warrior Dojo, Brisbane