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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Konishi demonstrated Heian Nidan a kata from Okinawan karate for Ueshiba who commented to Konishi that he should stop wasting his time with ineffective techniques. 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.

He felt that it was misguided to say that Aikido could function as a martial art without using strikes. 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.

Unlike akkido ceiling of a normal house, this had a square ceiling like a shrine. When he arrived the building was a mess, windows blown out from the bombings, and no one was there but an old caretaker. He died in March aged Each technique is also demonstrated with ken vs.

Interview with Aikido Shihan Shoji Nishio

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Shoji Nishio. Join with aioido of others and hishio a better future for Aikido. Konishi said that Ueshiba was the best martial artist he had ever known.

Nishio Sensei set an example to be faithful to the philosophy and practice of Aikido nihsio at the same time seeking nourishment from other arts. In this way Aikido can avoid drifting into irrelevance and instead continue to grow and evolve into the future. Thank you for posting it! Whichever dojo you go to they never end on time, so there would be people training for about an hour after the regular Aikido class finished.


Shoji Nishio c nidhio While we were searching the area wondering if we had made a mistake it became pitch dark. 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.

NASA is a c 3 non-profit public charity educational corporation. That will only be effective in the dojo.

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Nishio took things into his own hands and in he started iaido under Shigenori Sano 10th dan Muso Jikiden Eishin-ryuand then jodo under Takaji Shimizu headmaster of Shindo Muso-ryu. That is why I started with vol. At the time all of the old students from the provinces, from Osaka to Kyushu, came running to help.

For that reason, it was touch and go whether or not O-Sensei would allow it. Nshio out tatami — the bare boards were showing through.

I went to Karate first.

Facebook Login 0 Items. To be of value, a technique must always consider the possibility of more kicks and punches. Just at that time the Yoshinkan was started, and I guess that everybody ailido Waka Sensei to leave his job. He began traveling abroad to the U. He joined Aikikai Hombu Dojo in and began to teach around NishikazeAikido TV is available to everyone regardless of affiliation to help you explore Aikido in incredible new ways.

Nishio was born in Aomori Prefecture of Japan in Members are encouraged to attend seminars regularly and to participate in the NASA community, in the broader Aikido community and even in other arts. When we got closer we saw that it had a stone gate. If you want to do the sword then go to Kendo. The hand is never used to protect, unlike in other martial arts. One usually opens, then enters, which works, but is dangerous. And when he asked his teachers about the role of the ken aikidk and jo in aikido they did not give him an adequate answer either.


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

Because this is a path that takes 30 or 40 years, I grow increasingly concerned for the future. That means that aikkdo must be willing to continually reconsider how we approach our practice. 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.

On his final visit to the U.

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Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. 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. If you want to do Karate then go to Karate.

I believe that it is because of that demonstration that the first All Japan was able to be held. 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.

In Nishio received the Budo Kyoryusho award from Japanese Budo Federation for his lifetime contribution to development and worldwide propagation of aikido. The world is changing more rapidly than ever.