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DVD Stillness and Movement as One and Two-Attacker Practice[SPVD-0006]

Price: 4,500JapanYen (tax incl.)
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Come to know a quiet feeling, then practice with one partner, then two partners. 

Seishiro Endo Shihan's Aikido DVD Seminar series vol.2

Format: NTSC, Color, Widescreen, Stereo
Language: Japanese (English Subtitle)
DVD Region: ALL
Discs: 1
Lentgh: 58 minutes
Production: Seishiro Pictures
DVD Release Date: February 1, 2009

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Abstract: In this 2008 recording of the annual yudansha seminar at Saku Dojo, Endo shihan introduces step by step the practice of examining and cultivating stillness, gradually including specific movements and foci of attention. Then, after chapters on receiving an attack, the practice includes dealing with two partners simultaneously. With this DVD, the viewer is taken through a progression that is orderly yet ripe with topic areas to explore in one's own practice. Professionally produced and subtitled in English throughout 16 chapters. Unique in this seminar is the approach to two-attacker practice, in which Endo sensei focuses not on performing techniques on the ukes but maintaining connection and playing with the dynamics with and among the two partners.
Chapter titles: 01 Quieting one's feeling 02 Seeing widely and comprehensively 03 Hitoemi 04 Three kinds of strikes 05 Passing through (from sitting) 06 Passing through (standing) 07 Passing through (standing)2 08 Judging Shomen-uchi 09 Shomen-uchi Ki-musubi movement 10 Arm(s) pushed up 11 Creating Atari with the hands 12 Engage, connect, use 13 Engage, connect, use (while held) 14 Katatedori, two attackers 15 Morotedori, two attackers 16 Shomen-uchi, two attackers
DVD Review
"Really exceptional and also unique"

I was very impressed about Sensei's calm and very profound step by step way of showing the principles of Aikido which are both essential and basic for a good and beautiful connection with the partner. Again Sensei is focusing on the state of the mind and the heart. His way of practicing and teaching this mind-heart connection is really exceptional and also unique. The DVD is very well structured, following a clear path of teaching, with good English subtitles and helpful references to the Atari and Musubi and Sabaki/Tsukai DVDs which are actually a very good complement for this DVD. I personally think that one day Sensei's DVDs will be very much asked for and barely available thus I recommend to all Aikidokas to purchase them now for an affordable price.

Christopher (Austria)

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