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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.

On my way home I was so exhausted that I just wanted to lay down flat on my back in a field and go to sleep.

Notify me by email when the comment gets approved. The people who did come to train were those that had practiced arts like judo and aikiro, but thought that there had to be something more, something deeper than these arts.

Interview with Aikido Shihan Shoji Nishio – Aikido Sangenkai Blog

When we got closer we saw that it had a stone gate. He remedied this with his own innovations of Aikido koshiwaza hip throws based on his experience in judo. Nishio Sensei found himself teaching more and more outside of Hombu Dojo. Around then, Kisshomaru Doshu invited me through Yamaguchi-san to go drinking. nisiho

Shoji Nishio: “Aikido’s Innovative Genius,” by Stanley Pranin

Aikido is a budo, and based on the movements of the ken. Unfortunately, the senior students who had that as a goal are gradually dying away, and the loss of substance just progresses. Atemi based on both karate and sword movements were integrated into every technique.

This article’s use of external links may not follow Wikipedia’s policies or guidelines. At that time there were three njshio doing Aikido who lived nearby Hombu.


In this part aikido is contrasted with judo throws. It was a year and a half after starting Aikido at hombu before Nishio would see the famed Morihei Ueshiba, O Sensei, for the nlshio time. It said that the first All Japan Aikido Demonstration was held in Yamano Hall in Showa year 35but there were actually other groundbreaking events that were held before that. O Sensei said that Shoji Nishio represented the future of Aikido. Our first view reaction: Nishio also felt that atemi striking was an essential aspect of any true martial art, but it was entirely absent from post-war Aikido.

That is the mission of Aikido as a Budo. At the same time he started practicing judo in a nearby dojo. Aikido must encompass all forms of budo to be authentic. Nobody listened to what O-Sensei was saying. Not only in aikido, but in all martial arts there is the tendency to try to parry the attack. One usually opens, then enters, which works, but is dangerous.

So he began training in karate under Yasuhiro Konishione of the first karate teachers in mainland Japan. Nishio sensei’s use of the ken and jo is fast and very nishoi, I watched the tapes more than 5 times now and I’m only beginning to see a glimpse of what is going on. So everyone came after having tried something else. On his final trip to the U.

He joined Aikikai Hombu Dojo in and began to teach around Shoji Nishio, Shihan Shoji Nishio c Mifune was considered one of the greatest judo practitioners ever.

The second technique demonstrated is ikkyo omote and ura, also very different from how it used to be practiced. At the beginning how often were you training in Aikido? Yamaguchi-san was a aiiido school teacher, but he threw that away to come train. Who made an impression on you when you entered Hombu Dojo?


We were lucky to have five people. Shoji Nishio, Shihan passed away on March nishik, at the nisyio of October Learn how and when to remove this template message.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He felt that it was misguided to say that Aikido could function as a martial art without using strikes.

I think that Waka Sensei went through great trials with these problems.

Shoji Nishio

In Nishio received the Budo Kyoryusho award from Japanese Budo Federation for his lifetime contribution to development and worldwide propagation of aikido. Facebook Login 0 Items. Aikido throws are totally different from judo because in aikido the balance of an opponent is taken by atemi.

A treasure trove of online video resources from exclusive content of Nishio Sensei to new material from Yoshida Sensei and more. By the next year things at the Kodokan began picking up.

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It’s been very long since I have so enjoyed an aikido tape. That is why I started with vol.

Nishio Aikido

He began traveling abroad to the U. At that time Nuke Benten, where Hombu Dojo was, was a residential area. He was like an older brother.

Even though only two or three people showed up. We thought that this must be it and walked towards it, but it was already too dark to read the lettering on the signboard.