Training notes: Morotedori koshi nage

In the below videos Morihiro Saito Sensei (1928-2002) provides instruction on the traditional version of  Morotedori koshi nage as practised by O’Sensei (the Founder of Aikido) in the immediate post-war period of his life.  The technique is sometimes also referred to as Ryotemochi koshi nage.

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • Additional technical instruction – Peter Brady Shihan

In the below video Peter Brady Shihan (7th Dan Aikikai) provides further technical instruction.

 

  • 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 no doubt been lost.  The Aikido world owes him a great debt.