My response was that i really admired chiba sensei s skill, but i didnt like the kata they seemed to me to teach, at times, how to lose, not win with chiba sensei. Instrumental in the development of aikido in gb and europe. One of chiba sensei s many gifts to the aikido community has been his weapons system, and we teachers vowed to further polish and emphasize our bokken and jo work at this years birankai summer camp. Aikido dvd aikido club samurai aikido klub samuraj. Kumi jo demonstration, chiba sensei, 1994 by zaynit. Frankly, i thought it was a little boring and a bit redundant. Sensei please tell me how you came to study aikido. From the 1986 instructors seminar in berkley, ca, t.
Within the sanshin no kata are many skills that will be translated into your unarmed and weapon skill development. Was the present sanjuichijo 31movement jo kata finalized before. If during group practice, the student must stop in the middle of a kataor accidentally. Sonoran aikikai 04 1988, chiba sensei jyo basics work. Chiba shihan demonstrating kata dori techniques duration. The article structure of shu, ha, ri, and penetration of shoshin was first published in the 1989 winter edition of sansho, the aikido journal of the usaf western region. He came to the united states in 1966 and subsequently founded the new england aikikai. We were making our way to the taxi rank with me at the head end and sensei holding the feet when a crowd of kenshi approached and asked for senseis autograph. We are learning it at my dojo and i want to print one out to keep with our 31 count jo kata, 36 jo defences, kumi tachi and other cheat sheets. Memorial site h ellis d eastman, students of chiba sensei from 1966 both pioneers of uk aikido from its inception by kenshiro abbe to the uk in 1955 henry ellis and derek eastman shihans are proud to have their aikido diplomas signed by osensei ueshiba doshu moriteru ueshiba kenshiro abbe masahilo nakazono masamichi noro tk chiba. This form of the 31 jo kata was taught in iwama by the founder of aikido after world war 2. Chiba hombu dojo, aikido techniques, chiba, tai chi. Let me share with you the 31 jo kata from iwama aikido as part of my aikido journal.
Chiba sensei faced much racism in the postwar culture of britain since the japanese. The jo no kata has a very effective one two start in the beginning. My response was that i really admired chiba sensei s skill, but i didnt like the kata they seemed to me to teach, at times, how to lose, not win with chiba sensei in the winning position. Kitihira sensei had some serious rank in jojutsu and had learned weapons yes, no question, but he did not practice weapons. Its a funny pic to me because i dontbknow exactly what he is about to do but his hand positioning is something we would only see in white belts. This video was taken during the seminar between practice sessions. When o sensei was not in iwama, i was in charge of the teaching. The basic principles of aikido movement can be more easily mastered through the practice of weapons kata and weapons suburi. Biran online essays and reflections on birankai north.
He served for seven years as uchideshi at the aikikai hombu dojo before being dispatched abroad to help develop aikido internationally. The following links lead to heavily illustrated descriptions of the twelve znkr seitei iai kata. Diane with darrell bluhm sensei, summer camp 1998, san diego, ca. How to correctly do the jo kata and dramatically improve your aikido. How to correctly do the jo kata and dramatically improve. Cops say wow, cant take it on the plane we need to have it. Saitos is more like a tool from what i have viewed than a self defense system. Kanai sensei entered the aikikai in 1958 as an uchi deshi at hombu dojo. I had picked up from training with chiba sensei, especially going to summer schools in america, i had learned the 31 jo kata and i had learned the paired kata, and also the awase, kumitachi, and so on. Sep 29, 2016 chiba sensei suggested that we carry our friend to a taxi which could get him back to his hotel. Im very pleased with autrelle hollands aikijo manual, which contains the suburi and.
Grab a partner, in ai hanmi or gyaku hanmi and see if you can see how it works. Who taught in iwama and in tokyo when o sensei was not there. There are 3 major types of the iwama aikido jo kata. He started with the 12 techniques and their variations. Cottier will be present, and, inevitably, telling stories, whether theyre about his experiences with chiba sensei, or o sensei, or even just ezra sensei. The illustrations are from a demonstration by miyata tadayuki sensei, iaido 8dan kyoshi, kendo 7dan kyoshi, during the 8th european iaido championships november 2001 in brussels. Greetings aikijo experts, does anyone know of a cheat sheet or video clip free and downloadable preferably of chiba sensei s sansho 2. He was instrumental in the early development of aikido in the united states and. A historical interview with kazuo chiba shihan february 5, 1940 june 5, 2015.
While we are excited about the actions we will be taking to advance equity and inclusion, we are disappointed by the coalitions divisive behaviors, especially on social media, which have included public attacks on the usaf, its board and yamada sensei. In this interview, conducted in march 1991, saito sensei talks about. In this video saito sensei demonstrates the 31 jo no kata followed by demonstrating the 31 kumi jo with his two sons. Ryu seki kai aiki dojo chiba sensei sancho parts iii. O sensei s jo misogi was a spiritual practice calling down the kami and some believe it was also a part of his internal strength training do develop aiki cf ellis amdur hidden in plain sight so the idea of tenshi heaven and earth as in standing on the bridge btwn was both a spiritual and a martial concept. Lowry has also written many books on japanese martial arts that explore philosophy, culture, and experience, all of which you can easily find on amazon. I started aikido in the mid 1970s, at sensei aubrey smiths wellingborough club, then moving counties for work, going oh so slowly through the grades until i was awarded 3rd dan in 2007 at cambridge by the teacher i still follow, sensei tony sargeant and paul mcglone. Saito senseis aikido is precise, powerful yet effortless.
Interview with morihiro saito sensei aikido by the bay. Saito sensei has developed the san ju ichi kumi jo into a form that is efficient, precise, flowing and closer to perfection. Aikido staff techniques you have to know the techniques for this to make sense, but if youve seenpracticed them, this is a great visual. Getting ready for aikido summer camp in a few weeks throwback to this time 20 years ago. The 31 jo kata is part of the buki waza warrior or weapons techniques. Aikido mastery with tk chiba on demand budovideos inc. This is what many considered to be the prime of chiba sensei s technical skill. United states judo federation nage no kata general information officially, the judging of the kata does not start until the two contestants are on the center of the mat, standing approximately 5. Mitsunari kanai sensei 8th dan, shihan chief instructor of new england aikikai 19662004 born in 1938. There was yamada, kanai, chiba, noro, sugano, saotome. Kiriotoshi jodan and chiba sensei talking to us in the background. Two more articles on shuhari followed, which were transcribed from interviews between chiba sensei and shibata sensei. Didier introduced me to mitsuzuka sensei and i studied iaido formally with him for several years.
Is there any complete book with bokken and jo movements. Practice with jo and bokken improves our posture, position and the alignment of our centre. Aikido je moderna japanska borilacka vestina nastala u 20 veku. In some dojos, women of all ranks can wear the hakama. Chiba sensei gave paramount importance to the study of weapons and many elders including myself owe him all their basis of aikiken and aikijo. Osenseis jo misogi was a spiritual practice calling down the kami and some believe it was also a part of his internal strength training do develop aiki cf ellis amdur hidden in plain sight so the idea of tenshi heaven and earth as in standing on the bridge btwn was both a spiritual and a martial concept. The same techniques and basic style will be taught in any usaf dojo, and the.
On display is his powerful technique that is rarely seen in todays aikido. Kumi jo demonstration, chiba sensei, 1994 see more. These go through basics as well as single and partner kata. I have heard from multiple sources that chiba sensei places more importance in weapons than saito, and the kata from chiba sensei s weapons kai is more reminscient of kata from koryu, than saitos. This article describes the experience of being a part of the classes run by china sensei. Nagenokata adopted on april 10th, 1960 amended on november 1st, 2005 introduction nagenokata, also called randorinokata, was created to help judo students understand the principles and master the basic techniques of nagewaza used in randori. Aikido chiba sensei talking about the 3 ws when, where, and what of a martial encounter by aikipath. Starting from 1973 he relied on seito senseis kumitachi and kumijo, whose first two books devoted solely to ken and jo had just been published. Author of the well known fivevolume work, traditional aikido, and the short manual takemusu. Chiba sensei regularly emphasised that 3000 continuous suburi a day were his path to success. Chiba sensei and my sensei had a bit of a contentious relationship. Explanations on ikyo,tsuki, relation to kenjutsu and many ohter intereting aspects of aikido.
I do not know who taught in hombu dojo when o sensei was not there for obvious reasons, i was in iwama. However, he subsequently adapted the forms incorporating elements of his study of iaido and classic japanese swordsmanship. My first teacher was kenshusei for chiba sensei around this time. Lancaster seminar 1983 46 min this seminar was held at lancaster university in lancashire, england in 1983.
Morihei ueshiba demonstrating a perfectly executed shihonage from his 1938 training manual budo ju jitsu. The sanshin no kata are the first step in your understanding of taijutsu. I havent seen many complete videos online, but here is a taste of chiba sensei in his later years. Which will be next saturday as he is a guest instructor at the kaa easter course, which is saturday and sunday, but on the saturday night, some of us are having a dinner thing at which mr. Dec 29, 2016 most hanshi stress the value of correct suburi, sueno sensei says if you cant do correct suburi you cant do kendo, iwadate sensei focussed on big suburi to ensure that the cut is centralised. The purpose of the kata is to demonstrate the relationship between swordwork and the eight variations of shihonage that chiba sensei regularly teaches. At the 1989 united kingdom aikikai summer school, t. The birankai has a system that is very dynamic and uniquely integrated by later founder kazuo chiba sensei with its open hand system. Did osensei use other weapons other than the jo and bokken. Oct 12, 2015 chiba ryouko sensei, kiss shite ii desu ka.
I was also fortunate to attend a kata seminar given by the late ikeda sensei in osaka who explained in detail the riai of kendo no kata. Good aikido is the work of a man who wants to unite and grow aikido. Chiba judo jiu jitsu kung fu swords art pictures martial arts warriors samurai. The jo kata is one of the series of jo kata was developed by the late saito morihiro sensei of iwama ryu aikido.
Yes, to further our study of the aiki ken jo we started the private class with shibata sensei, which was kind of a continuation of the stuff they had learned from chiba sensei in. Jan 14, 2016 also included is a part transcript of the words of saito sensei which provide a background to the development of the 31 jo kata, as well as some important aspects of the kata which must be kept in mind. As a young man of eighteen, kazuo chiba took one look at a photograph of morihei ueshiba in a book and knew that his search for a true master of budo had ended. Osensei, the funder of aikido, only left 2 unique kata, the two for the aikijo. Comedy, drama, romance, school, slice of life, yaoi tagged with. The grand finale of each week at the homb tokyo was chiba sensei s friday afternoon class.
Chiba sensei and kurita sensei remain as close teachers as well. Chiba, shihan, began introducing the 36 jyo basics to the aikido students in england. How to correctly do the jo kata and dramatically improve your. Saito sensei broke them down into 31 movements that can be easily learned yet challenging to master. Our main emphasis is on the weapons systems of saito sensei and also chiba sensei. Kata kion, heian shodan, heian nidan, heian sandan, heian. My instructors were generally influenced by saito sensei. Nastala je iz tradicionalnih japanskih borilackih vestina i to dziu dzice i kendzice. February 5, 1940 june 5, 2015 was a japanese aikido teacher and founder of birankai international. Its a funny pic to me because i dontbknow exactly what he is about to do but his hand positioning is something we would only see in. This video shows the 31 jo kata from 3 angles and the footwork in detail. Dave lowry wrote a book each on bokken and jo work.
I am ellis amdur, author of the girl with the face of the. Most hanshi stress the value of correct suburi, sueno sensei says if you cant do correct suburi you cant do kendo, iwadate sensei focussed on big suburi to ensure that the cut is centralised. Some jo kata details i learned from sensei and discovered. As a boy, he often saw local thugs beat up his father for political reasons. I have found the kata 1 or 2, but nothing more, let alone a complete guide about them. Steven seagal born april 10, 1951 is an american action movie actor, producer, writer, director and a singer. Chiba sensei rip in his own words, message to teachers and students.
Chiba sensei learnt the aiki jo and aikiken system of iwamaryu aikido during his time there with o sensei and saito sensei, and for many years taught these. From proper body positioning, to basic s triking skill, and even kyojitsu tenkan no ho, the sanshin no kata will be the bedrock in your fundamental. Chiba sensei 8th dan, shihan chairman teaching committee of birankai international born in 1940. Later the same year, during a seminar in giavenoo italy, daniel sensei thought a sligtly different version, where the suburi from 6 to 10 are run with a different axis each. Osensei created the techniques of ken in aikido based on a wide range of sources and personal. Sep 1, 2014 morihiro saito 20 jo suburi 31 jo kata 31 kumi jo. Bows toward the shomen judges shall be done from a standing position. All 7 bokken suburi by saito sensei youtube aikido.
Saito sensei s aikido is precise, powerful yet effortless. Bokken and jo kata book martial arts stack exchange. Aihanmi katatedori shiho nage oyo waza shishiya sensei by tomek bulzak. I am a kenjutsu student, and recently my instructor shared. Chiba sensei led us through kendono kata tachi and kodachi. This situation can be studied using the jo, which was not actually developed as a weapon but. If you are interested in staff jo work, they have some very intense katas as well. He moved to great britain in 1966 and was instrumental in the development of aikido in great britain and europe. A sensei has the right to ask anyone in a class not to use a live blade or not to use equipment that is judged unsafe or improper. Cops panick, bunch of em pile up, form a cordon in front of him, whistles are blowing and so forth.
Sep 08, 2014 one of chiba senseis many gifts to the aikido community has been his weapons system, and we teachers vowed to further polish and emphasize our bokken and jo work at this years birankai summer camp. O sensei jo practice aikido without jo practice isnt aikido if you do not practice jo waza, jo no kata in your dojo make a complaint. Solo jo kata solo iaido kata two person bokken kata. Tetsutaka sugawara spent three or four months, and kazuo chiba. When practicing iaido kata, those with live blades will try to stay to the right and in front. My first seminar was an outdoor seminar in montreal that featured a lot of weapons practice.
Then i started noticing hatsumi sensei putting a lot of emphasis on the sanshin, and saying how important it was for training. Carry bokken and jo in your right hand whilst in the dojo with the tip facing the floor and blade facing. The original 31 jo kata was taught by osensei to saito sensei. There are many books about aikido itself, but they dont talk about jo and bokken or have only one or two references. Blending movement with the jo partner practice tantodori.
Prior to taking up aikido chiba sensei had studied judo and. Kazuo chiba was a japanese aikido teacher and founder of birankai international. Below is the full text of an essay by chiba sensei first published in a 1999 issue of our birankai newsletter. They never went to iwama and practised for o sensei. Kata kion, heian shodan, heian nidan, heian sandan, heian yondan, heian godan, tekki shodan, bassaidai, kankudai, empi, jion, hangetsu, bassaisho. One day, he showed me a film of some videos of his former teacher, chiba kazuo, doing twoperson aikijo, and asked me what i thought. My sensei was demoing with chiba sensei and made a wrong move and got absolutely clocked in the head. Chiba sensei assumes a low, relaxed stance with sword ready and murder in his eyes. The term battleground comes to mind, a battleground of emotion. Introduction to aikido ai harmony, unity, to be in accord with or to join ki spirit, life force or universal creative energy do the way or path aikidos founder, morihei ueshiba, was born in japan on december 14, 1883. This post is a video document of the authors demonstration of jo kata.1537 113 1196 868 1171 850 1613 344 1507 453 958 501 737 1025 179 932 514 1097 276 436 1050 1583 603 1308 492 71 159 17 365 78 275 473 1127 503 770 237 873 1474 1322 805 1262 1359 367