Just Like Swimming


Early Aikido pioneers Taking uke for O-Sensei


Imagine our surprise when we discovered this rare footage of Shioda Gozo and Tohei Koichi taking uke for Morihei Ueshiba. The footage was filmed at the Aikikai Hombu in Shinjuku in 1952, only two years after the ban on martial arts was lifted.

At the time, the Aikikai was yet to organise themselves and Shioda & Tohei were the most prominent promulgators of the Art in Japan.

Shioda has been highlighted in the footage with Tohei appearing to his left in most shots. We hope you enjoy it!

Posted May 2011 by jls-editorial-staff

  1. beefcakedead reblogged this from sinyasiki
  2. cosaskmgustan reblogged this from yittreas
  3. yittreas reblogged this from sinyasiki
  4. sinyasiki reblogged this from justlikeswimming
  5. daichange reblogged this from justlikeswimming
  6. rikiplastika reblogged this from maccelo
  7. maccelo reblogged this from justlikeswimming
  8. sport-pole reblogged this from justlikeswimming and added:
    swimming
  9. eaikidohouston reblogged this from justlikeswimming
  10. joekker reblogged this from justlikeswimming and added:
    The only thing barely about Tohei
  11. kokyunage reblogged this from justlikeswimming
  12. foodie4lyfe reblogged this from justlikeswimming and added:
    Great video!
  13. darkgafarro reblogged this from justlikeswimming
  14. justlikeswimming posted this
blog comments powered by Disqus
To Tumblr, Love Metalab
Copyright ©2010 JLS Editorial Team
All Rights Reserved, Where Appropriate