So for those of you who don’t know, on free weekends that I have I train in the Japanese martial art of Aikido. Most of you might have heard of the more popular Karate or Judo, but Aikido is an entirely different family of martial art.
Instead of my telling you what it is or what it does, I’d thought I’d try something different and give you guys three videos of detailing what I’ve believe will give you a good, basic, overall picture of what the martial art is about.
This first one is regarding Yoshinkan Aikido (合気道 養神館). Even though what this Sensei teaches is a different style of Aikido than the one that I am learning, I still appreciate his sincerity of his explanations of the art.
This second video os Morihei Ueshiba (植芝 盛平) O’Sensei (大先生) way back in the day. He is the one in white. Keep in mind he’s only 5 feet tall.
And the last video of a guy who trains not too far away from where I live. Apparently he goes to a school not far from where I train, but here he does some sick moves – and also he displays the general feel of what Aikido is like. Now I want to meet him! Oh and please forgive the music.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tiny window into what I do on my spare time. If any of you wish to ask me any questions regarding Aikido, feel free and I will answer them in the best way I can. Also I was wondering if you guys want a “Japanese Martial Arts” series; where I dedicate one post each week (or two) to a different Japanese martial art. Let me know. Thank you and till next time!