As Aikidoka we all love to watch clips of demonstrations, have the chance to carefully watch the movements of the greatest masters over and over again, trying to see and understand as much as we can. We want to share some videos we shot during various events and demonstrations in Japan: More than 2 million views on our YouTube Channel is a huge motivation to keep filming!

An Interview with Saito Hitohira Sensei

An Interview with Saito Hitohira Sensei

A Close encounter with Iwama’s Aikido


We’ve been going around interviewing experienced martial art teachers for a while now. Mr. Saitō Hitohira, who actually knew Morihei Ueshiba when he was a kid and devoted to Aikido from an early age, is still living in Iwama, right next to the Aiki Jinja. When we had the opportunity to get an interview with him, we did not hesitate, and here is how it all happened.

Interview with Saito Hitohira Sensei

Interview with Saito Hitohira Sensei

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An Interview with master Aramaki – Bokken Artisan

An Interview With Master Aramaki – Bokken Artisan

Successor of the inventor of the modern Bokken


August 2017, enjoying the quiet summer months, we traveled across Japan to Miyakonojo and the Kirishima Sankei region to visit 3 of Japan’s last Bokken workshops. We’ve conducted 3 interviews, starting with master Aramaki Yasuo. Here’s the transcript with some additional comments and information.
Interview by Jordy Delage, Seido’s Founder.

Aramaki Yasuon, Bokken Artisan

Master Aramaki Yasuo

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