View Single Post
Old 07-01-2007, 02:54 AM   #1
Ethan Weisgard
Dojo: Copenhagen Aiki Shuren Dojo
Location: Copenhagen
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 142
Denmark
Offline
Saito Sensei 1964 22 kata?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-ma09rENYM

I was given this link by a friend of mine to a clip on Youtube. There is beautiful footage of Saito Sensei doing taijutsu very slowly and carefully - outdoors in Iwama. The footage is recorded by Robert Nadeau Shihan. The people I have asked do not know who the uke is. Any ideas?
At the end there is an interesting version of the 31 kata with a hassogaeshi finish to it! And at the very end of the clip Sensei does a kata I never saw him perform during the 18 years I trained under him. To me it looks like a form of 22 kata (I don't know this kata myself - Sensei didn't teach it). What are people's takes on this kata that is shown here?

In Aiki,

Ethan Weisgard
  Reply With Quote