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 ~


Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Aikido of Hiroshi Isoyama

Hiroshi Isoyama has been training in Aikido since he was twelve. He's nearly 80 now.

He is known for his aggressive style and was a great influence on Steven Seagal, which you can easily see in the video below.

As with most Aikido Demonstrations, I wish the Uke had been a little less compliant, but the breakfalls are breathtaking.

Enjoy.



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