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11-11-2014, 06:21 PM

Here's an Aikido video from Michael Rogge that shows Morihei Ueshiba and his son Kisshomaru Ueshiba and grandson Moriteru Ueshiba in 1960.

What are your thoughts on this video?

-- Jun

11-11-2014, 07:24 PM
thanks for the precious video! but why is it so dark?:confused:

11-14-2014, 12:29 PM
Great vid! I can't believe I've never seen it before. What an amazing moment in time to have all 3 of the Ueshiba men training at once. Current Doshu looks like he's only about 10 y.o., if that :) O-sensei himself seems quite energetic and active too, as this was nearly a decade before his death in 1969.

The darkness is due to the fact that is was filmed with what looks like a Super 8 or 16mm camera with a single spotlight mounted on the top of it as the only light source by which to film.

Rupert Atkinson
11-14-2014, 04:58 PM
I like the defence against Judo strangle at about 2:00 because I like to do that and have been criticised saying it is not Aikido but Jujutsu. Ha ha. And who is the foreigner in there?

Alec Corper
11-15-2014, 12:56 AM
I'm almost certain that is Alan Rudduck, author of Aikido Memoirs which contains some interesting points about "aiki".