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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Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Nishio Sensei set an nishlo to be faithful to the philosophy and practice of Aikido while at the same time seeking nourishment from other arts. Nishio Sensei was a great innovator and highly ranked in numerous martial arts. Your email address will not be published.

More than anything it is the sense of fraternity to inspire each other in our quest for excellence. At that time nishil Second Doshu was called Waka Sensei, he was still employed nishil a securities company. 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.

Who made an impression on you when you entered Hombu Dojo? Aikido training started at 7: For one, the number of throwing techniques done in Aikido was being limited to mainly only aikivo, shihonage, and kotegaeshi. We thought that this must be it and walked towards it, but it was already too dark to read the lettering on the signboard.

At the time all of the old students from the provinces, from Osaka to Kyushu, came running to help.

Around then, Kisshomaru Doshu invited me through Yamaguchi-san to go drinking. Aikido must encompass all forms of budo to be authentic. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Shoji Nishio. Join our mailing list to receive the latest news, seminars info and updates from our team. That will only be effective in the dojo.

At that time Nuke Benten, where Hombu Dojo was, was a residential area. Gokyo also presents many difficulties. A treasure trove of online video resources from exclusive content of Nishio Sensei to new material from Yoshida Sensei and more. No mangling or killing of pinned opponents with various shouts as in certain styles, instead great attention is devoted to the most crucial but very often overlooked phase of the encounter, the time up to the initial contact.


On his final trip to the U. This was the first demonstration ever given in public.

Interview with Aikido Shihan Shoji Nishio – Aikido Sangenkai Blog

The next techniques are kotegaeshi, nikkyo, and a 3rd irimi, and 2 variations of sankyo, and finally 2 shime waza which are actually neck breaks but for safety in practice we just do a choke – but Nishio sensei asks to keep the real meaning of the movement in mind. Join with hundreds of others and create a better future for Aikido. Even though only two or three people showed up.

I borrowed a bus from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Aikido club and about forty men and women came to participate each day in outings from the government offices. Unlike the ceiling of a normal house, this had a square ceiling like a shrine.

Then follow some warm-up exercises, with possible applications, for which the importance of atemi is stressed. Morihei Ueshiba c It was a year and a half after starting Aikido at hombu before Nishio would see the famed Morihei Ueshiba, O Sensei, for the first time.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Well, you could say that he was the first professional in Aikido.

The hand in irimi is absolutely not used to push back towards the opponent, it is instead used to draw out the opponent, while one enters directly. At that time there were three brothers doing Aikido who lived nearby Hombu. The war ended August 15, and on September 1st he went to join the Kodokan, the world headquarters of judo.

He was like an older brother. He remedied this with his own innovations of Aikido koshiwaza hip throws based on his experience in judo. He received the Budo Koryusho award from the Japanese Budo Federation for his lifetime contribution to the development and advancement of Aikido throughout the world. I went to Karate first. See if I care! He felt that it was misguided to say that Aikido could function as a martial art without using strikes.


Interview with Aikido Shihan Shoji Nishio

Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Konishi said that Ueshiba was the best martial artist he aikiido ever known.

And Nishio sensei is very fast, if he didn’t explain from time to time what he is doing, you could easily qikido more than half of it. Each technique is also demonstrated with ken vs. In Showa year 30 the ambassadors and ministers from many countries were invited to five days of demonstrations on the rooftop of the Takashimaya Department Store.

The second technique demonstrated is ikkyo omote and ura, also very different from how it used to be practiced. 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.

To be of value, a technique must always consider the possibility of more kicks and punches.

However, for the last 10 years aikido practice in general has lost more and more of its martial aspects mostly because practitioners get too comfortable doing the same thing. Niehio my way home I was so exhausted that I just wanted to lay down flat on my back in a field and nsihio to sleep. How were Doshu and Yamaguchi Sensei at putting away drinks? The oldest brother was the Sakamoto-san from Kita Ward that I mentioned earlier.

His decades of work in iaido and jodo developed into a thoroughly integrated approach to combined empty hand, sword and jo. Members are encouraged to attend seminars regularly and to participate in the NASA community, in the broader Aikido community and even in other arts.