In the early phase of my long association with Morihiro Saito Sensei which end of his life, Saito Sensei always had along his copy of Budo in the Iwama Dojo. Here again, as usual, Saito Sensei refers to his master, Morihei Ueshiba. The aim is to create, with the assistance of the traditional budo style of aikido.
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This is why you should not clash or collide and get into a conflict, but instead go with the movements of another. Some people say aikido is a collection of techniques, but that is not true.
That is why O’Sensei said that we should always train sairo seriousness and the feeling that we are surrounded by numerous attackers.
In order to keep his martial art alive, from that moment on he started to enthusiastically explore Aikido in Iwama by worshipping the Budo Guardian Spirits and praying every morning and evening. When you talk to others, in your szito and in society, you can apply these principles of aikido.
That is why it is better to shout out loud. In Takemusu Aikidobit by bit, new techniques appear spontaneously. Or when the other one is a restraint vudo, you should spur on and encourage them.
Interview with SAITO Sensei – Iwama Ryu Aikido
If it should happen that you are confronted with a real situation where you have to defend yourself physically, the way you have trained in aikido is more useful than competitions. How shall I put it?
It is important to make kiai. That is the moment where they can be overcome. But the Founder always said, “If you show someone the way, you first have to do it yourself, demonstrate and show it.
Interview with SAITO Sensei
This interview has been reproduced here thanks to the kind authorization of Franziska Roller and Volker Hochwald. The aim is to create, with the assistance of the traditional budo style of aikido, a beautiful world that is like the house of a big family; to never compete again. In a competition, people soon start to prefer a certain technique and wait for an opportunity to bueo it. A variation of a principle of aikido can be applied to anyone, big or small, obese or slim, stiff or supple.
O’Sensei would answer the question, “What is Aikido? But such a philosophical perspective is also important.
We’ll find inhere, several quotations from the founder Children and elderly alike can all enjoy training and become good Aikidoka. Training without kiai does buo make big progress. That is why competition is not necessary.
So the Founder did not like to talk too much.
It is not their fault because they were not taught by The Founder himself. In this way, you can use aikido for many things. Make a bigger kiai! That is why almost every master often says to their students, “When you enter the working world, you shall use the principles of aikido; you shall use aikido in society.
I think that every martial art is rational; however, for aikido this is especially true. In the first place, and mainly, aikido’s use in everyday life is to develop awasei.
Skip to main content. It may not be incorrect aikido, but this is what O’Sensei said. In true budo, you do not express yourself in words or writing. That means without competition. This never stops, it is infinite like a spring.