Training notes: Katadori irimi nage

In the below videos Morihiro Saito Sensei (1928-2002) demonstrates and provides instruction on the the basic and ki no nagare versions of Katadori irimi nage as practised by O’Sensei (the Founder of Aikido) in the post-war period of his life.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • Katadori irimi nage (basic) – London Aikido Club

Video of the basic version of  Katadori irimi nage as practiced at the London Aikido Club. Instruction given by Sensei Andy Hathaway.

 

  • Katadori irimi nage (ki no nagare) – London Aikido Club

Video of Katadori irimi nage (ki no nagare level) as practiced at the London Aikido Club. Instruction given by Sensei Andy Hathaway.

 

  • Katadori irimi nage  (Ki no nagare – tenkan) – London Aikido Club

Video of tenkan version of katadori irimi nage (ki no nagare level).  Instruction again given by Sensei Andy Hathaway.

 

  • 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 may have been lost.

  • London Aikido Club

For further information and instructional video on a wide range of traditional Aikdio techniques see the dojo’s outstanding You Tube channel.