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Shoji Nishio (c ). Shoji Nishio’s lifetime of accomplishments included numerous rankings and honors in Japanese martial arts including 8th dan in Aikido. Nishio sensei starts volume 3 by contrasting aikido with other martial arts he has practiced, particularly referring to judo and karate, saying that aikido is a lot.

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Volume 4 starts with a second form of irimi, in which is explained that in aikido the hand is used like the sword, which is totally different from its use in karate to block – with the remark that the swords must be used correctly. Just at that time the Yoshinkan was started, and I guess that everybody begged Waka Sensei to leave his job.

Most techniques are also demonstrated in “aikido sword” form, a sort of solo iai kata “look, he has held a sword before, too” – actually Nishio sensei holds advanced ranks in iai, jo, and a baffling number of other arts. So I said that for us there is something different and switched them nisyio right over to Aikido. Aikido throws are totally different from judo because in aikido the balance of an opponent is taken by atemi. Because this is a path that takes akkido or 40 years, I grow increasingly concerned for the future.

Retrieved from ” https: He was like an older brother. Sometimes he would go to train and nobody would be there so he nishlo just spend the time practicing ukemi and then go home.

So he began training in karate under Yasuhiro Konishione of the first karate teachers in mainland Japan.

Gokyo also presents many difficulties. Shoji Nishio was a student of Aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba. On his final trip to the U. His training methods, techniques, sword and jo work grew in popularity among many schools, but they were never really accepted at Hombu. A True Legacy On his final visit to the U. When we see that we should make an effort to surpass them with our Aiki.


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Interview with Aikido Shihan Shoji Nishio

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. That will only be effective in the dojo. When Nishio finally saw the founder in action he was impressed by his lightening fast swordsmanship and deft handling of the jo wooden staff. O Sensei said that Shoji Nishio represented the future of Nisshio. I went to Karate first. Notify me by email when the comment gets approved. Part 1 Profiles of the Founder of Aikido: This is not something that aikidi be done in a single morning and an evening.

Shoji Nishio, Shihan Shoji Nishio c Who made an impression aikkido you when you entered Hombu Dojo? Just then we saw a building with a coffered ceiling through the bushes. NishikazeAikido TV is available to everyone regardless of affiliation to help you explore Aikido in incredible new ways.

I selected the tapes for this review myself instead of watching other people’s questionable choices. Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. At that time the Second Doshu was called Waka Sensei, he was still employed at a securities company. Shoji Nishio, Shihan passed away on March 15, at the age of When we went to the Koban Police Box to ask we were told that there was no dojo in the area.

When we got closer we saw that it had a stone gate. At that time Nuke Benten, where Hombu Dojo was, was a residential area. Articles lacking in-text citations from October All articles lacking in-text citations Articles containing Japanese-language text Wikipedia external links cleanup from November Wikipedia spam cleanup from November Well, I signed up right away, but my Karate friends that came with me said that they would do Karate for a little while longer and decided not to sign up.


Nishio Sensei was a highly regarded martial art master in numerous disciplines and a great innovator in Aikido. I believe that it is because of that demonstration that the first All Japan was able to be held. Morihei Ueshiba c So I thought that I had to do something to help and started an Aikido club at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing where I was employed.

Learn how your comment data is processed. Aikido is a budo, and based on the movements of the ken. Nishio also felt that atemi striking was an essential aspect of any true martial art, but it was entirely absent from post-war Aikido.

It is not necessary to abandon everything from the past, however, our understanding today should not cease to grow. Each technique is also demonstrated with ken vs.

Nishio Aikido – Aikido Journal TV

In this way Aikido can avoid drifting into irrelevance and instead continue to grow and evolve into the future. Mifune was considered one of the greatest judo practitioners ever.

Nishio sensei’s demonstrations are not fancy or spectacular, nor ‘hard’ or brutal. We were lucky to have five people. Anyway, we when we entered, that was the case.

His decades of work in iaido and jodo developed into a thoroughly integrated approach to combined empty hand, sword and jo.