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Old 06-24-2015, 04:59 AM   #1
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YouTube: Ellis Amdur Taikyoku Aikido Kumi-Jo & Taijutsu, Oberlin, OH

There is a new video on YouTube of Ellis Amdur excerpted from a 3-day seminar hosted by Oberlin Aikido Club in Ohio Jan 30 - Feb 1, 2015. Click HERE to view the video.

In Amdur's words: "My recent explorations regarding aikido concern the adaptation of basic movement principles (in this case the theme of ikkyoku - 'first principle') into effective use of the medium length staff. This is a product of research I've been doing with my training brother, Bruce Bookman, the goal being the expression of an explosive level of power with the weapon (or hand-to-hand) with minimal movement or physical tension. For me, aikido is not a "combative art" - it's a laboratory to study these principles in depth so that they can be applied in any/all venue. The material is this video is directly relevant to my book, Hidden in Plain Sight."

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Old 06-25-2015, 04:42 PM   #2
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Re: YouTube: Ellis Amdur Taikyoku Aikido Kumi-Jo & Taijutsu, Oberlin, OH

Thanks for sharing this, always interested in seeing what Ellis Admur has to say. I've only been lucky enough to attend one seminar with him, and he left me with a number of things to think about and explore in my own aikido.
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Re: YouTube: Ellis Amdur Taikyoku Aikido Kumi-Jo & Taijutsu, Oberlin, OH

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Thanks for sharing this, always interested in seeing what Ellis Admur has to say. I've only been lucky enough to attend one seminar with him, and he left me with a number of things to think about and explore in my own aikido.
I'm glad to have been able to share it.

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Old 06-28-2015, 11:03 AM   #4
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Re: YouTube: Ellis Amdur Taikyoku Aikido Kumi-Jo & Taijutsu, Oberlin, OH

Dear All,
Hate to say this but the video shown is a bit like the Emperors New Clothes.Too much talking not enough action.Maybe the video does not do Amdur Sensei justice? Sorry. cheers, Joe.
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Re: YouTube: Ellis Amdur Taikyoku Aikido Kumi-Jo & Taijutsu, Oberlin, OH

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Dear All,
Hate to say this but the video shown is a bit like the Emperors New Clothes.Too much talking not enough action.Maybe the video does not do Amdur Sensei justice? Sorry. cheers, Joe.
Hi Joe,

This video was never intended to be a 'lesson' or a 'how to,' but is instead intended to display enough so that people 'get the idea.' For more from Amdur Sensei, one would have to attend one of his seminars or train with one of the people who is exploring these ideas further. As the saying goes, "It has to be felt."

That said, there is a longer video online wherein Amdur Sensei goes into more depth regarding his Taikyoku (Great Themes) concept as it relates to classical aikido. You can watch the video HERE.

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Old 06-28-2015, 06:02 PM   #6
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Hi Joe,

This video was never intended to be a 'lesson' or a 'how to,' but is instead intended to display enough so that people 'get the idea.' For more from Amdur Sensei, one would have to attend one of his seminars or train with one of the people who is exploring these ideas further. As the saying goes, "It has to be felt."

That said, there is a longer video online wherein Amdur Sensei goes into more depth regarding his Taikyoku (Great Themes) concept as it relates to classical aikido. You can watch the video HERE.

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Dear Todd,
I cannot say the longer video is any better than this first one I commented on.The ukes for example were akin to display dummies in a shop window.Maybe I am too harsh here? Not my cup of tea.Cheers, Joe.
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