Here's a look back at when Budo Jake sat down with Kenji Nakazawa, creator of Aikisambo, during the very first Aikisambo seminar in the US.
What is Aikisambo, you might ask? Well it is quite simply a combination of Aikido while standing and Sambo on the ground.
Kenji learned Aikido from the late 9th degree Yoshinkan black belt, Amos Parker.
Aikido is often criticized for not having ground techniques and Kenji solved that issue by learning Sambo from the Japanese legendary Sambo teacher - Victor Koga.