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Old 11-25-2010, 08:57 AM   #1
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Samurai Spirit Aikido (documentary)

I found this video documentary series relating to aikido which really was pretty interesting (especially after the first one and a half) the last part is pretty interesting.
The Part 1 and first part of Part II is a little cheesy but after that the substance improves.
The last Part of II and Part III and Part IV give a good basic discussion of some of physics of force and body movement involved in aikido.
Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKqiFNGXPFU&feature=player_embedded[
Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pw5t...eature=related
part 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBTOWXUmKZg&NR=1
Part 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7w_s2O0rVw&NR=1
Part 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj3SH...eature=related

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Old 11-25-2010, 12:13 PM   #2
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Re: Samurai Spirit Aikido (documentary)

Nice to see a sport fighter appreciating the true spirit behind Budo....
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:29 PM   #3
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Re: Samurai Spirit Aikido (documentary)

The whole series is shown on NHK World every now and again. I particularly like the Kobudo, Sumo and Kendo episodes (there is a clip of Moriji Mochida sensei which is breathtaking).

"Never escalate a battle unless forced to do so by your enemy" - Zordon
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Old 11-27-2010, 08:35 AM   #4
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Re: Samurai Spirit Aikido (documentary)

Under episode 5 the demonstration against the front kick, the result being a choke hold was interesting in that it is a big deviation from what is anticipated with aikido, but a more real world application.

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Old 11-29-2010, 07:06 AM   #5
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Re: Samurai Spirit Aikido (documentary)

I thought it was a pretty good series. When I get some time I'm definitely going to check out the Kendo and Sumo episodes. Thanks for the links.
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:17 AM   #6
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Re: Samurai Spirit Aikido (documentary)

I found it interesting that they chose to profile Shodokan and Yoshinkan as the representative styles of Aikido. I wonder whether there was an underlying reason for that.
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Old 11-29-2010, 10:10 AM   #7
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Rabih Shanshiry wrote: View Post
I found it interesting that they chose to profile Shodokan and Yoshinkan as the representative styles of Aikido. I wonder whether there was an underlying reason for that.
Not afraid of a challenge maybe?
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Old 11-30-2010, 11:08 AM   #8
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Best line, part 4. "Please, make good use of this experience." Sounds like a sensei to me.

I do find it true that Yoshinkan is generally less camera-shy than the AIkikai folk. I can think of lots of reasons why to be either way.
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Old 11-30-2010, 12:21 PM   #9
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I have not seen a lot of Shodokan and Yoshinkan before but I like what I saw here
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