Aikido is a Japanese martial art that steadily becomes more popular worldwide. It was founded by Morihei Ueshiba at the beginning of the 20th century. Aikido includes elements of different Japanese martial arts, next to weaponless techniques the use of sword and stick is a significant component of Aikido.
Aikido is absolutely defensive and likewise a highly effective method of self defense. In Aikido it's not about strength facing strength. The Aikidoka rather uses the attacker's energy to incapacitate him by applying throw and lever techniques. The attacker gets effectively controlled without being hurt. Aikido equally trains body and mind.
In this educational film-series „Aikido from A to Z" Grand Master Reiner Brauhardt (8th Dan Aikido, Kyoshi) offers a widespread training of all aspects of Aikido. Starting with the first steps the viewer is led to the multi-variant techniques with and without weapons. Reiner Brauhardt is one of the most famous Aikido-Masters in Europe. As a pioneer of Aikido in Germany he started with this martial art more than 40 years ago. Since 1985 he has been a professional aikido-instructor and runs an aikido-school in Siegen.
This ninth film of the series "Aikido Basics Vol. 9" will introduce you to the Aiki-ken and Aiki-jo, techniques and forms with bokken and jo, the traditional wooden weapons of the Japanese Martial Arts.
You will get to know basic stances with sword and stick, different levels of attack, ken-suburi and jo-suburi, exercises with partner with sword and stick, different Forms of kumi-tachi and kumi-jo as well as a jo-kata and a bokken-kata based on the basic techniques learned previously. In addition you will get an insight into the ken-tai-jo, using the stick against the sword, by working with a partner and a kata. Aiki-ken and Aiki-jo are important parts of a good and full Aikido education, but can also be integrated independently into other Budo-Arts.
Languages: English, German, French Running Time: 64 Minutes
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Aikido from A to Z Aiki Ken & Aiki Jo DVD by Reiner Brauhardt