Yukiyoshi Sagawa werpt Tatsuo Kimura (links) en Masaru Takahashi (rechts) *This is a Dutch translation of the article “Sagawa Yukiyoshi, Masaru Takahashi and Breath Training in Daito-ryu“, courtesy of Ernesto Lemke of Seikokan Aikido / Aikido Leeuwarden – you can also find him on the Aikido Leeuwarden page on Facebook. 「陰 陽合気法」は呼吸法によって臍下丹田に気を充実させ、気力集中をはかって精神統一をするというもので、五指を握り、静かに入息するを「陰」、五指を強く開 き、出息するを「陽」と呼ぶ、とあり、この呼吸法を続けることによって、頭脳明晰となり、眼力は鋭く、「心」「気」「力」一致し、大勇猛心を養い、特に両 手十指それぞれの活用により、神通力を高める。 “In-yo Aiki-ho“ vult de Seika Tanden met Ki door Kokyu-ho en … Continue reading Sagawa Yukiyoshi, Masaru Takahashi en Adem Training in Daito-ryu [Dutch Version]
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 Aiki from some of the leading exponents of both Aikido … Continue reading Survey says – this is Aiki!
Hakaru Mori demonstrating at the 50th Anniversary of Sokaku Takeda’s passing Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu Takumakai (大東流合気柔術琢磨会) General Director Hakaru Mori (森恕) began studying with Takuma Hisa in 1962. Mori sensei was instrumental in founding the Takumakai organization, something which Takuma Hisa himself initially opposed, and was eventually designated as the General Director (総務長 – the same title that was held at one time by Sokaku Takeda himself) of the … Continue reading Hakaru Mori on Kakete and Aiki no Jutsu
Urakami Sakae (浦上荣) of Heki-ryu Kyudo shows “Tenouchi” In the article “What is Aiki?” (Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3) Sagawa-den Daito-ryu Aiki Budo instructor Masaru Takahashi discussed “Tenouchi” (手の内) and it’s relation to Aiki. Generally speaking, the literal meaning of Tenouchi is “the inside of the hand” (in other words, the palm of the hand) – in Kendo it can mean the … Continue reading Hakaru Mori on the Aiki of Tenouchi
January 1974, Dojo-biraki at Sagawa Dojo Tetsuya Taguchi (the dojo’s longest training student) to the left of Sagawa sensei Keisetsu Yoshimaru to the right of Sagawa sensei Yoshio Ohara, front row right Masaru Takahashi, second row left You may recognize Yukiyoshi Sagawa’s student Keisetsu Yoshimaru (吉丸慶雪) in the photo above from the articles “Aiki no Rentai: The Conditioned Body of Yukiyoshi Sagawa” (Part 1 | … Continue reading What is Aiki? Introduction to a method of analyzing Aiki. (Part 3)