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Old 11-05-2013, 03:16 PM   #1
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the best aikido video ever?

Here is a new 6 minute aikido video. It doesn't show the most impressive techniques, but from the perspective of production values, is it the best aikido video on the web? If not, which are better?

http://vimeo.com/78616114

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Old 11-05-2013, 03:38 PM   #2
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Re: the best aikido video ever?

That is indeed a very well done video
Wonderful cinematography, and I really love the white balance going on in the most of the dojo clips! Gives a very serene feeling!

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Old 11-06-2013, 06:25 AM   #3
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Re: the best aikido video ever?

It's lovely, but as it lacks the traditional terrible soundtrack common to all aikido videos thanks to the International Treaty on Dodgy Music for Martial Arts Videos (1998), I put it to you that it cannot be considered an 'aikido video' and so we must find our entertainment elsewhere.
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Old 11-06-2013, 12:51 PM   #4
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Re: the best aikido video ever?

This might be one of the best ones out there: http://vimeo.com/3904947
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #5
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Re: the best aikido video ever?

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This might be one of the best ones out there: http://vimeo.com/3904947
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:32 PM   #6
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Re: the best aikido video ever?

Personally, I find this the best real-life practical aikido video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xLah...fAc4t1Jfdn5SwZ

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Old 11-06-2013, 02:35 PM   #7
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Re: the best aikido video ever?

This is one of my favorites.. :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HktV2yGtLv8
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:16 PM   #8
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Personally, I find this the best real-life practical aikido video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xLah...fAc4t1Jfdn5SwZ
Most useful Aikido demonstration in recent history, that right there!

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Old 11-06-2013, 06:29 PM   #9
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Well done video/kenshu advertisement. Doing a kenshu was one of the most important experiences of my life. I would encourage any serious practitioner of martial art to undergo that type of intensive and focused training. Literally a life-changing experience.

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Old 11-07-2013, 08:20 AM   #10
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Personally, I find this the best real-life practical aikido video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xLah...fAc4t1Jfdn5SwZ
I also find this one the most practical! Not a drop spilled as well!

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Old 11-07-2013, 09:36 AM   #11
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I liked OP and beer waza video.

My favourite aikido clip is this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo5Na1x6sAc

Turn the sound on.

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Old 11-07-2013, 12:05 PM   #12
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Re: the best aikido video ever?

I like these two a lot.
http://vimeo.com/17766255 This one has an aikido style I like a lot, interesting production values, and does Sugano sensei some indirect honor.

http://vimeo.com/9416240 This one shows an offshoot style that doesn't get much play, is very pretty (but the comments are right about too much Magic Bulletsiness), and anything with taiko is win.

Oh, and no,I am not in either video, I know none of the people in any of those videos and have no connection with their dojo at all.

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Old 11-07-2013, 12:56 PM   #13
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I liked OP and beer waza video.

My favourite aikido clip is this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo5Na1x6sAc

Turn the sound on.
instant classic. From now on, anyone who asks "what is aikido" will receive a link to that.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:09 PM   #14
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http://vimeo.com/9416240 This one shows an offshoot style that doesn't get much play, is very pretty (but the comments are right about too much Magic Bulletsiness), and anything with taiko is win.
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I wonder if they got permission for the music from Bear McCreary or anyone from the Battlestar Galactica 2004-2009 TV series licensing and copyright department? Would be a shame to see the video pulled if they did not.
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Old 11-07-2013, 03:12 PM   #15
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I liked OP and beer waza video.

My favourite aikido clip is this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lo5Na1x6sAc

Turn the sound on.
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instant classic. From now on, anyone who asks "what is aikido" will receive a link to that.
+1. Not just empty quoting. This should be policy of some sort.
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:36 AM   #16
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instant classic. From now on, anyone who asks "what is aikido" will receive a link to that.
Dear Jason,
One of many classic vids of Chiba Sensei.This is what I mean by martial effectiveness coupled with great waza.Instant contact , powerful atemi, Uke never really knew what hit him.All over in a spilt second.Cheers, Joe.
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Old 11-08-2013, 05:33 AM   #17
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instant classic. From now on, anyone who asks "what is aikido" will receive a link to that.
With the following disclaimer: This is not an aikido instructor bitchslapping an unsuspecting student who was performing a predetermined, slow and ineffective pseudo-attack to show how badass he is.

Because that's why this Chiba Sensei clip is my favourite aikido one.

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Old 11-08-2013, 08:36 AM   #18
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That is indeed a very well done video
Wonderful cinematography, and I really love the white balance going on in the most of the dojo clips! Gives a very serene feeling!
Thanks! We were so excited when we saw this for the first time! I think it does a really good job of reflecting Payet-sensei's attitude and the atmosphere he develops in the dojo--a mix of hard training and relaxed fun.

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Well done video/kenshu advertisement. Doing a kenshu was one of the most important experiences of my life. I would encourage any serious practitioner of martial art to undergo that type of intensive and focused training. Literally a life-changing experience.
Thanks. It is a kenshu advert, but I think it is more than that. It shows what Yoshinkan can be if it is divorced from WWII-era military ideology and the western machismo that adores that.

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I like these two a lot.
http://vimeo.com/17766255 This one has an aikido style I like a lot, interesting production values, and does Sugano sensei some indirect honor.

http://vimeo.com/9416240 This one shows an offshoot style that doesn't get much play, is very pretty (but the comments are right about too much Magic Bulletsiness), and anything with taiko is win.
Yes, these are both good videos. 1 has some pretty crappy technique in it, but our kenshusei advertisement shows the reality that we are not so good, too. In particular, 1/2 of us can't sit in seiza properly due to knee problems. On the other hand, our advert is ultimately about the experience of doing the kenshusei course and not showing off aikido, per se.

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Oh, and no,I am not in either video, I know none of the people in any of those videos and have no connection with their dojo at all.
Thanks. Other than the stress caused by the kenshusei course, life in Kyoto has been kind of idyllic. Sometimes I even forget why I wanted to leave the States. Then I come back to this forum, and it reminds me.

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I wonder if they got permission for the music from Bear McCreary or anyone from the Battlestar Galactica 2004-2009 TV series licensing and copyright department? Would be a shame to see the video pulled if they did not.
Probably they did. Toshishiro Obata has connections with Hollywood. Can you say Shredder?
(Obata was originally Yoshinkan. One of his former students trains in our dojo in Kyoto, and he is a tough guy... not that there's anything wrong with that...)

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Old 11-12-2013, 09:20 AM   #19
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With the following disclaimer: This is not an aikido instructor bitchslapping an unsuspecting student who was performing a predetermined, slow and ineffective pseudo-attack to show how badass he is.

Because that's why this Chiba Sensei clip is my favourite aikido one.
The absurdity of it, on all levels, is why it deserves to follow the question forevermore.
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Old 11-12-2013, 04:00 PM   #20
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xLah...fAc4t1Jfdn5SwZ
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:13 AM   #21
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The best aikido video I ever saw was a short video I saw on aikiweb many years ago called, if I recall, 'Tenkan of Doom'. It doesn't seem to be on the internet anymore but the aikido was very powerful and dramatic. Perhaps others remember it.
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Old 11-19-2013, 11:32 AM   #22
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The best aikido video I ever saw was a short video I saw on aikiweb many years ago called, if I recall, 'Tenkan of Doom'. It doesn't seem to be on the internet anymore but the aikido was very powerful and dramatic. Perhaps others remember it.
Tenkan of Steel, IIRC

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Old 11-19-2013, 12:37 PM   #23
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Tenkan of Steel, IIRC
Yes, that was it. Thanks!
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