In the below videos Morihiro Saito Sensei (1928-2002) provides instruction on various escapes where the uke “bear hugs” the nage from behind.
- Ushirodori kokyu ho escape from a “full nelson” hold
In the below video, Saito Sensei demonstrates and provides instruction on how to use kokyu principles to escape from a “full nelson”.
- Brief Biography – Morihiro Saito Sensei (1928-2002)
Morihiro 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.