Training notes: Ushiro ryotedori juji nage

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

 

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • Takemusu Aikido, Vol. 3 (Morihiro Saito Sensei)

  • Additional teaching perspective (1) – S Crane Sensei (7th dan)

For an additional teaching perspective on ushiro ryotedori juji nage see the below video of S. Crane Sensei providing instruction on the fundamental elements of the technique.

 

  • Additional Teaching perspective (2) – Chicko Xerri Sensei (6th Dan Aki Aikkai) 

For an additional teaching perspective on ushiro ryotedori juji nage see the below video demonstration by Chicko Xerri Sensei.  Chicko Sensei is the Shihan for the Aikido Kenkyukai Fudoshin Dojos (Australia) of which our dojo is a member.

 

  • 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.

Ian Grant
Dojo Cho
Aikido Warrior Fudoshin Dojo, Brisbane

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