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Published on Jun 26, 2011
Stanley Pranin presents a 28-minute lecture titled "Morihei Ueshiba and Sokaku Takeda." He explores the complex relationship between these two martial arts geniuses, and explains how Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu techniques form the basis for most of the techniques of modern aikido.
Among the topics covered are the following:
- Background on Sokaku Takeda - Meeting of Morihei and Sokaku in Hokkaido - Morihei's study of Daito-ryu under Sokaku - Sokaku's 1922 visit to Ayabe to teach in Morihei's dojo - Morihei's licensing as an certified instructor of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu - Morihei's connection with Sokaku after becoming a professional martial arts instructor - Strain in relationship between Morihei and Sokaku over money issues - Morihei distances himself from contact with Sokaku and Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu, and founds his own art called "Aikido" - Technical influence of Daito-ryu on modern Aikido - Resources for study and training in Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu