Aiki Budo

The Definitive Film Biography Of Morihei Ueshiba
Aiki Budo, the dynamic precursor of modern aikido, is a highly respected martial art due to its combat effectiveness. This video traces Morihei Ueshiba from his early years studying under Sokaku Takeda and Onisaburo Deguchi and includes many rare photos and documents. The final 15 minutes consist of the famous 1935 Asahi Newspaper film with a dazzling display of seated & standing techniques, sword kata, bayonet defense and much more! Details: mv01, 27 min, b&w, 1935

Takemusu Aiki
The Definitive Film Biography Of Morihei Ueshiba
Takemusu aiki, the spontaneous execution of limitless techniques, represents the essence of Morihei Ueshiba's aikido. In volume two, the founder is shown in rare action scenes from 1952-1958. Featured are advanced taijutsu techniques, swordwork, and the misogi jo kata. One of the finest displays of the founder's technique ever compiled! This video tape also includes actual voice recordings of the founder with English subtitles. Details: mv02, 28 min, b&w, 1952-58

Rendez-vous with Adventure
The Definitive Film Biography Of Morihei Ueshiba
This videotape presents the full, uncut version of a fascinating U.S. television documentary on aikido. The skeptical American camera crew discovers the power of aikido as they are taught the basics under the supervision of O-Sensei. A highlight of this film is an interview of O-Sensei with Koichi Tohei Sensei as interpreter. Includes a special demonstration by the Founder of taijutsu, aiki ken, aiki jo and multiple attacks. Also, coverage of the opening of majestic Tokyo tower. Details: mv03, 27 min, b&w, 1958

Way Of Harmony
The Definitive Film Biography Of Morihei Ueshiba
Aikido, Japan's spiritual martial art, is often described as the Way of Harmony. Volume 4 includes marvelous displays of the founder's seated and standing techniques, kokyunage, sword and staff arts and free style techniques. It also includes highlights of O-Senei's trip to Hawaii in 1961 where he displays his misogi jo kata and original sword work. Original voice recordings of the founder with English subtitles are also featured. Details: mv04, 28 min, b&w, 1958-62

Divine Techniques
The Definitive Film Biography Of Morihei Ueshiba
The concepts of aikido as conceived by O-Sensei express the rich symbolism of the doctrines of the Omoto religion. Aikido techniques are, in this sense, kamiwaza or devine techniques. Volume 5 presents highlights of the founder in his final years, and probably his last public demonstration of January 1969 in full color! Audio recordings of the founder expressing his philosophy with full english translation are also included. Details: mv05, 38 min, b&w, 1962-69

The Founder Of Aikido
The Definitive Film Biography Of Morihei Ueshiba
Volume 6 is the uncut version of a Japanese television documentary on the life and techniques of Morihei Ueshiba. It was filmed in Iwama and the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in 1961 when O-Sensei was 77. Scenes of the founder in prayer and from his daily life are shown. This tape contains an amazing exhibition of taijutsu, multiple attacks, and defenses against a live sword! Complete English voice over of original Japanese naration. Details: mv06, 27 min, b&w, 1961