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Dave Gallagher
10-10-2011, 07:58 PM
I love this short video. There is just something about Endo Seishiro's voice that makes me want to listen over and over again.
The subject of freedom in Aikido is also very interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QltmmZe3Fek

Any thoughts on this?

graham christian
10-10-2011, 08:09 PM
I like to say freedom lies in commitment.

Regards.G.

Carsten Möllering
10-11-2011, 05:36 AM
I love this video very much and I'm looking forward to see the whole film/movie (how do you say in english?).

I took part in both seminars one can see in the trailer.
When Endo sensei gave a demonstration which was also filmed, I saw what I think aikido "really" is for the first time in my life. And I never saw something like that again.
The other day Endo sensei said that he don't wants that material to be used in the movie.
He gave a demonstration again and this was aikido like I knew it. On a very high level for sure. But no "miracles", no "divine techniques" ... just "normal" aikido ...

There was also a long long interview and Endo was glad, that someone asked him questions which he thought to be inspiring.

I'm really looking forward to the movie ... The work on this trailer took nearly a year if I know it right. ...

justin
10-11-2011, 06:04 AM
lovely video and makes you think, just a quick question little bit off topic did Endo sensei every produce any books ?

Carsten Möllering
10-11-2011, 06:35 AM
No.

But there are some short articles on his website.

Alex Megann
10-11-2011, 07:38 AM
No.

But there are some short articles on his website.

To save you having to use Google :) :

Endo Sensei's newsletter (http://homepage3.nifty.com/aikido_sakudojo/cosmos-e.html).

There are some very nice articles there.

Alex

Dave Gallagher
10-12-2011, 09:59 PM
Quote from Carsten Mollering:

"The other day Endo sensei said that he don't wants that material to be used in the movie.
He gave a demonstration again and this was aikido like I knew it."

........What parts did he not want used? Do you know why? Was he doing things that no one would believe or what? This is confusing.

Carsten Möllering
10-13-2011, 05:50 AM
If I remember right what he showed in the first demonstration was "too form-less" in senseis eyes.
During the demonstration the other day he showed waza, kata, kihon: You could name every technique he did.

niall
10-21-2011, 12:39 PM
The subject of freedom in Aikido is also very interesting.

Dave I've just done a blog article called freedom, ashes and diamonds (http://www.aikiweb.com/blogs/moon-in-the-water-19051/freedom-ashes-and-diamonds-4334/) with another perspective on freedom. I gave a link to this thread and to Endo Sensei's site.

Niall