cool Aikido videos

Discussion in 'Aikido' started by Sore Knees, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. LemonSloth

    LemonSloth Laugh and grow fat!

    You seem to have a knack for either picking terrible or lovely videos but never mediocre ones :p

    O'Sensei was well known for being pretty hard with his students. There was one incident where O'Sensei had the privilege of demonstrating Aikido in front of the Emperor of Japan. On that particular day by all accounts his skin was yellow and he was severely sick with jaundice. The first student to step onto the mat held back in his attack because he was poorly and O'Sensei ended up taking him down so hard it severely injured his students' arm and caused him to miss out on the rest of the demonstration whilst he and Shioda Sensei (the only other student he took and founder of Yoshinkan Aikido) did the demo instead.

    Regardless of the direction modern Aikido is taking, O'Sensei's Aikido was incredibly powerful and dynamic (by comparison).

    It's nice to see a vid of him in action as a very old man though, there aren't too many around :)
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2013
  2. afhuss

    afhuss Valued Member

    The first guy went out after a couple of techniques and Shioda had to be uke for the next 45 minutes or so. He was bedridden for a week afterward…just wore out and sore. I think the first guy died, actually. From internal hemorrhaging.
  3. LemonSloth

    LemonSloth Laugh and grow fat!

    I hadn't heard that before, presumably that wasn't a direct result of O'Sensei's technique but something else?
  4. afhuss

    afhuss Valued Member

    Sorry, I was getting him mixed up with the Yoshinkan dojo. Yukawa had his shoulder wrecked in that demo for attacking without spirit/truth which Ueshiba took as disrespectful to the royal family, so he walloped Yukawa. Shioda then stepped in for the rest of the seminar and basically became sick for a couple weeks after from exhaustion and wear and tear (no specific injuries that I can recall, but this is third hand knowledge).

    The deaths I am thinking of are unrelated, though Shioda Sensei used to tell my teacher a story about one of the senior students being killed from hitting his head on the floor during a technique.
  5. Aikidojomofo

    Aikidojomofo Valued Member

    Went to Japan recently.

    Took part in the Yamanashi Yoshinkan Aikido Embu

    Here are some vids, enjoy!

    I'm the 3rd Uke in this one
    [ame=""]Yamanashi Yoshinkan Embu 2013 - Paul Stephens Sensei 6th Dan - YouTube[/ame]

    Tanto Soho
    [ame=""]Yamanashi Yoshinkan Embu 2013 - Tanto Soho - YouTube[/ame]
  6. afhuss

    afhuss Valued Member

    How sweet was that experience?
  7. Aikidojomofo

    Aikidojomofo Valued Member

    One of the most challenging, yet rewarding things I've ever done. Incredible experience. My second time out there to train, can't wait to go back again!
  8. afhuss

    afhuss Valued Member


    My group has gone out to the honbu and kamakura festivals several times but Iv'e always been deployed during the event. Last time my dojo cho, and my teacher when I was uchi deshi both gave demos. So ****ed I wasn't there to uke! Next time dangit!!
  9. pseudo

    pseudo Padawan

    Well, I found these videos on another forum and I thought they were quite cool, I haven't done any weapons in aikido yet, mainly because it's later in the evening. I have seen a few demonstrations, but never ones like this.

    [ame=""]Aikido Spear, Yari Suburi of the Chushin Tani Dojo - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]Aikido Spear- Chushin Tani Kumiso - YouTube[/ame]

    These were originally posted by Chris Hein, anyways, I thought they were cool, and ill be asking my Sensei if this is something he is familiar with. Anyone here have experience with this technique?
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2014
  10. aikiMac

    aikiMac boxing is fun Moderator Supporter

    Not those exact kata, no, but my schools have had both solo and paired jo (staff) kata. Staff, not spear, but insignificant difference for our kata.
  11. St Matt

    St Matt Valued Member

  12. Aikidojomofo

    Aikidojomofo Valued Member

    Hmmm Some nice stuff in there, but he seems to be using a lot of strength and 'muscling' on the techniques. Also, after the initial kuzushi of some techniques he appears to give uke back their balance before finishing the technique, which means he has to use strength to accomplish it.
  13. St Matt

    St Matt Valued Member

  14. Aikidojomofo

    Aikidojomofo Valued Member

    Oh, that's much much better!
  15. afhuss

    afhuss Valued Member

  16. St Matt

    St Matt Valued Member

  17. Aikidojomofo

    Aikidojomofo Valued Member

    HAHA saw this earlier.

    I both love and hate it
  18. afhuss

    afhuss Valued Member

    Boy I don't know what to say about that. Good production quality. Not the best technique, and I think it kind of goes against a lot of what aikido stands for - on several counts.
  19. Hannibal

    Hannibal Angriest MAP resident.... Supporter

    I am not going to lie...I thought that was pretty cool!
  20. bassai

    bassai onwards and upwards ! Moderator Supporter

    Got to admit , I'm kinda with Hannibal , as far as these things go it was pretty cool.

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