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Iwama Embu 2018

Iwama Aikido Embukai 2018

Iwama Aiki Shurenkai 2018 Embu The Iwama Shin Shin Aiki Shurenkai, led by Kaicho Saito Hitohira, conducted their annual public “embu kai” demonstration in Tomobe, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan in June 2018. The video of Saito Kaicho conducting a variety of paired sword practices and sword takeaways illustrates the precise nature of aikido as practiced under his […]

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Reminiscing on a seminar with Waka Sensei

“Upon opening the door to a dark room you do not have to wait for even an instant before the light floods in.  This is the proper timing of aikido technique.” Such was the advice of Yasuhiro Saito, the young master, “Waka Sensei” of Iwama Shin Shin Aiki Shurenkai and son of Saito Hitohira Juku-cho, during […]

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