Interview with Aikido Shihan Masatake Fujita, Part 2

Masatake Fujita

Masatake Fujita sensei on the cover of the April 2000 Aiki News Masatake Fujita (藤田昌武) was born in Japanese occupied Manchuria in 1937. Returning to Japan after the war, he enrolled as a student at Aikikai Hombu Dojo – some of that story is told in Part 1 of the interview that is concluded below. […]

Interview with Aikido Shihan Masatake Fujita, Part 1

Masatake Fujita taking ukemi for O-Sensei

Masatake Fujita taking ukemi for Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba Aikikai Hombu Dojo, 1969 Masatake Fujita (藤田昌武) was born in Japanese occupied Manchuria in 1937. Returning to Japan after the war, he enrolled as a student at Aikikai Hombu Dojo – some of that story is told in the first section of the interview below. Fujita […]

Interview with Aikido Shihan Shoji Nishio

Nishio and Ueshiba

Shoji Nishio sensei (西尾 昭二) and Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei Shoji Nishio was one of the major post-war students of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei. Born in 1927, he entered Aikikai Hombu Dojo in 1952, becoming one of the early students of the post-war era. A multi-talented man,  he was also a student of […]

Morihei Ueshiba, Budo en Kamae – Deel 3 [Dutch Version]

Tai-no-Henka, Morihei Ueshiba

‘Tai-no-henka naar de linker- en rechterkant’ uit “Budo” 1938 *This is a Dutch translation of the article “Morihei Ueshiba, Budo and Kamae – Part 3“, courtesy of Ernesto Lemke of Seikokan Aikido. Meer over zes richtingen… Als je “Morihei Ueshiba, Budo en Kamae” nog niet gelezen hebt dan kun je dat beter eerst doen. En misschien […]

Survey says – this is Aiki!

Shioda and Horikawa

 Full Contact Karate magazine Full Contact Karate at the Aikido Sangenkai? Not really, but many of the quotations in this article originally appeared in the January 1996 issue of the Japanese magazine “Full Contact Karate” (フル・コンタクト・カラテ), in an article entitled “Secret Technique: The Secret of Aiki” (秘技・合気の秘密). They present an interesting survey of comments on […]