Seishiro Endo Shihan's Aikido DVD Basic Practice Methods. vol.1 Points on Kokyuho, Shihonage, Iriminage, Nikyo, Kaitennage, Kotegaeshi
Format: NTSC, Color, Widescreen, Stereo Language: Japanese (English Subtitle, Japanese Subtitle) DVD Region: ALL Discs: 1 Lentgh: 50 minutes Production: Seishiro Pictures DVD Release Date: July 20, 2009
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Recorded at the annual International Seminar in Saku city in May 2009, this DVD features Endo shihan's teachings related to katate-dori and how to use one's body, as demonstrated through basic techniques. In addition to subtitles and tags that reference concepts featured in Endo shihan's other DVDs, simultaneous videos accompany for easier understanding. The viewer is guided through Endo shihan's areas of emphasis, such as moving "quietly" and examining body use that makes sense, as well as specific technical details. "In 'Kihon no Kata' we focused on the essential form, in 'Atari and Musubi' we focused on the principles of aiki, and in 'Sabaki and Tsukai' we focused on how to use the body and how to hold one's mind. In 'Basic Practice Methods' we can see how these manifest naturally in practice."
01 Use of the hands, wrists, arms, and shoulders 02 Katate-dori movement: irimi and tenkan 03 Katate-dori Kokyuho 04 Solo movements for Shihonage 05 Katate-dori Shihonage 06 Katate-dori Iriminage 07 Katate-dori Nikyo 08 Katate-dori Kaitennage 09 Katate-dori Kotegaeshi 10 Katate-dori Jiyuwaza
"I can highly recommend"
I can highly recommend this excellent DVD as a support for learning aikido at Endo sensei's seminars!
Saku Ohtonen (Finland)
“I felt as if I were participating in a real workshop”
I have watched “Basic Practice Methods (Katate, Shomen, Yokomen)” and “Basic Forms,” and in each case I felt as if I were participating in a real workshop. Both Endo Sensei’s explanation of the techniques, and the images, being easy to understand, have become very useful reference points for me. Whenever I take part in a public presentation of Aikido, or undergo an examination for advancement to the next “dan” level, I prepare by watching the DVDs over and over and correcting my movements accordingly. “Jiyu-waza” (free technique) is also recorded on the DVDs, but I want to see more and more of it. I hope that a variety of series will be published from now on, too.