In the early phase of my long association with Morihiro Saito Sensei which end of his life, Saito Sensei always had along his copy of Budo in the Iwama Dojo. Here again, as usual, Saito Sensei refers to his master, Morihei Ueshiba. The aim is to create, with the assistance of the traditional budo style of aikido.

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There are many aikido masters, but only a few who had a lot of teaching from O’Sensei himself. Usually people who talk a lot and write good essays cannot also do good aikido. A variation of a principle of aikido can be applied to anyone, big or small, saitk or slim, stiff or supple.

It is important to make kiai. This is the demand of O’Sensei. Saitk and elderly alike can all enjoy training and become good Aikidoka.

This is the feeling of aikido. In this way, you can use aikido for many things. It comes by itself. That means without competition. So the Founder did not like to talk too much.

The day I was forced to apologize to Morihiro Saito Sensei by Stanley Pranin

In true budo, daito do not express yourself in words or writing. Through aikido, human beings can become good people finding greatness coming from within. This interview has been reproduced here thanks to the kind authorization of Franziska Roller and Volker Hochwald. It is not powerful and has no energy.

That is why almost every master often says to their students, “When you enter the working world, you shall use the principles of aikido; you shall use aikido in society. I have tried many different martial arts, but I think it was this that I liked about aikido. There are so many techniques of self-defense without violence.


When O’Sensei started to talk about aikido, it became tales about God. It is not their fault because they were not taught by The Founder himself. In the first place, and mainly, aikido’s use in everyday life is to develop awasei. Dojo cho Aiki Dojo:: Anyone can practiceunderstand, and reason with it. It is necessary to learn these basics in their correct order to be able to understand the real aikido.

Some learn with their minds by listening, while others learn with their bodies by watching. That is why weapon techniques are indispensable in aikido. Training without kiai does not make big progress. That means sometimes pulling when he or she pushes and pushing when he or she pulls which is also a form of awase.

We’ll find inhere, several quotations from the founder And so Takemusu Aikido was created.

The day I was forced to apologize to Morihiro Saito Sensei by Stanley Pranin

It is true that people are different. The aim is to create, with the assistance of the traditional budo style of aikido, a beautiful world that is like the house of a big family; to never compete again.

That is why it is better to shout out loud. Some people can talk well, but if you watch them closely, they do an aikido no one can understand. Some people say aikido is a collection of techniques, but that is not true.


O’Sensei always said, “What kind of kiai is that? It is better not to talk too much, but to learn with the body. Or when the other one is a restraint person, you should spur on and encourage them. The main difference is surely that there are no tournaments or competitions in aikido.

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He said the former aikido was not the “true” aikido. In this sense, it is like that with every martial art, but in aikido, it is more prevalent. But the Founder bdo said, “If you show someone the way, you first have to do it yourself, demonstrate and show it.

Each of them is contained in the whole.

That is why weapons are an especially important part of aikido. Kiai is something that comes completely naturally when you have ki or energy. O’Sensei always said, “When you do not engage for the humanity and the world, I will not teach you.

This never stops, buro is infinite like a spring.

Interview with SAITO Sensei

In a competition, people soon start to prefer a certain technique and wait for an opportunity to use it. Aikido is a martial art. With a big kiai, a training is full of energy. But such a philosophical perspective is also important.

The Founder studied a variety of different martial arts, competed against many other disciplines and realized that competition is not necessary.