https://youtu.be/3qJj7F-QQEs One of the Daito Ryu demonstrations from this year's Japanese Kobudo demonstration. This particular expression of the Ryu is by the Takumakai which is separate from the main line tradition. This ryu-ha is one of the most interesting and intriguing to me. Enjoy!
One of the things that I enjoy is the demonstration of Japanese kobudo. Daito Ryu is always of interest in these demonstrations as it is (as claimed) one of the oldest ryu-ha in existence. Precursor to modern day Aikido, Daito Ryu was studied by the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, and serves as the technical... Read more
What is Takemusu? Takemusu is an Aikido-derived term and concept that was developed by Aikido's founder, Morihei Ueshiba. He referred to this as an aikidoka's spontaneous generation of new techniques in reaction to a variety of situations (my words and interpretation). A further explanation may be from a description of what it isn't. That is,... Read more