The autumn leaves are falling like rain. Although my neighbors are all barbarians and you, you are a thousand miles away, there are always two cups at my table.

T’ang Dynasty poem

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.

~ Wu-men ~


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Aikido in 1935

Jeff over at Fitness at 50 sent me this video. It's the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, in 1935. Enjoy!

4 comments:

Paul said...

Very interesting video. I like the one against wooden rifle with bayonet most, 'cause it is primarily forward thrusts where aikido's signature stop, turn and throw technique works best. And applied to kendo, it is (straight downward) chop, turn (L or R), chop, turn (L or R), chop, rather than chop, forward (or backward), chop....very interesting to watch!

Rick said...

I love the old videos.

Compass Strategist said...

There was a rumor that Morihei Ueshiba spent some time in China, learning various internal martial arts.

Compass Strategist said...

Years ago, I heard a rumor that Morihei Ueshiba spent some time in China, learning various internal martial arts.