How to Apply Aiki in Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu DVD by Masayuki Amano
How to Apply Aiki in Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu DVD by Masayuki Amano

How to Apply Aiki in Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu DVD by Masayuki Amano

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Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu - Guidance on Center of Gravity Control Emphasizing Clarity

Understand the Mechanics of Aiki!

Masayuki Amano Sensei, who gained attention for his demonstration of exquisite techniques (*see note), presents a comprehensive DVD on Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu.

Having trained under Gozo Shioda at the Shioda Aikido Yoshinkan Dojo and extensively under Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu's master, Masatsune Okamoto, Amano Sensei shares his profound understanding of aiki's application, particularly focusing on center of gravity control.

This DVD meticulously records Amano Sensei's teachings on how to apply aiki (center of gravity manipulation), starting with the fundamental technique "Aiki Up and Down," and progressing through various practices to help practitioners embody aiki.

  • What is Aiki?
  • How does Aiki function?
  • Techniques for applying Aiki?

The instructional content is structured to be clear and accessible, suitable for learners of all experience levels, ages, and physical abilities, making it an ideal introduction to the evolved teachings of Daito-ryu.


Introduction featuring Amano Sensei's Demonstration

■ 1) Aiki Up and Down - The Sole Fundamental Movement

  • Aiki Up (both hands held)
  • Sensation of Aiki
  • Aiki Down (both hands held)
    • Variations of the basic movement
      • (1) Aiki Up from the outer hand
      • (2) Aiki Up and Down using fingers
      • (3) Small-scale Aiki Up
      • (4) Aiki Up using palm flat

■ 2) Disrupting with Palm Strikes

  • (1) Aiki to the palm
  • (2) Aiki to the back of the hand
  • (3) Aiki to the abdomen
  • (4) Aiki to the chest

■ 3) Disrupting from the Inner Hand

  • (1) Aiki from a handshake
  • (2) Inner hand entering throw
  • (3) Inner hand drop

■ 4) Disrupting with Fist

  • (1) Aiki to the palm
  • (2) Aiki to the abdomen
  • (3) Aiki to the forearm

■ 5) Disrupting Multiple Hands

  • (1) Aiki to multiple hands
  • (2) Being grabbed by two people
  • (3) Being grabbed by four people
  • (4) Utilizing the force of return

■ 6) Applied Aiki Techniques

  • (1) Partner practice Aiki 1
  • (2) Partner practice Aiki 2
  • (3) Aiki using long objects
  • Conclusion featuring Aiki demonstration using long objects

Instructor & Supervision:
Masayuki Amano
Representative of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Iishinkan
5th dan in Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu

Deployed by the Metropolitan Police Department, trained under Gozo Shioda at the Shioda Aikido Yoshinkan Dojo. Began Aikido training under Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu's Masatsune Okamoto to study the origins of Aiki. Established Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Iishinkan in 2016 to promote and develop Daito-ryu. Holds a 7th dan in Yoshinkan Aikido and a 3rd dan in Iaido (All Japan Kendo Federation).

Language: Japanese

Run Time: 45 min.


Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
William Leonard
Excellent DVD

High quality, excellent instruction, simplified explanation and easy to practice. DVD is in Japanese and utilizes Aiki through Waza in the Daitoryu Aikijujutsu Roppokai and Daitoryu Aikijujutsu Kodokai methodology as taught by Okamoto Seigo.