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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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[Announcement] Our partnership with Aikido Journal

Our partnership with Aikido Journal

To always better serve the community


Welcome to the New Aikido Journal

Yes, we’ve jumped in, we’re now working with Aikido Journal. It’s really great news for us, for Aikido Journal, and for the whole Aikido community. We’re going to do lots of things together, but it also involves money, so, as usual: full transparency from us!

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How we helped bring Shopify to Japan

How Seido Helped to Bring Shopify to Japan

The Number One E-commerce Tech Provider


No, it’s not directly related to Budo, but nonetheless, it’s an interesting story that some of our followers may appreciate. Seido is one of the main contributors to the translation and release in Japan of the world number one e-commerce store provider. Why did we invest time in this? How did this happen? Trust us, we had good reasons!

Shopify

Shopify Logo

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Jordy Delage August 12, 2017 10 comments Latest News, Non classé, Seido

Bokken, Bokuto, Daito, Tachi? Explanation!

Bokken, Bokuto, Daito, Tachi? Explanation!

The various terms used in Japan for swords and wooden swords


In the West, the word “Bokken” is widely used to refer to a wooden sword. However, in Japan, the proper word is “Bokuto”. Although less precise, the Japanese also use other terms like “Bokken” “Kidachi”, “Daito” and “Tachi” etc. Let’s see what the differences are and where those words come from.

Bokken or Bokuto ?

A collection of Bokuto

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An interview with Alexander C. Bennett [Budo Studies]

An Interview with Alexander C. Bennett

PhD in Budo Studies & 7th Dan Kendo Kyoshi


Academic research about Budo culture and history is important, and popularizing it in different forms is at least as important as the research itself. Alex Bennett does both, and he does it well. Presentation of Alex Bennett’s interview by Jordy Delage.

Interview of Alex Bennett By Jordy Delage

Alexander C. Bennett

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Jordy Delage June 30, 2017 2 comments Budo Studies, Seido Tags: , ,

How to choose your Hakama


Comparison: How to choose your Hakama

For all Aikidoka, Kendoka and Iaidoka!



Choosing ones Hakama is often a complex decision. Is this your first Hakama or do you have some experience already? Which fabric corresponds best? What kind of finish? What quality at what price? We will try to answer these questions in this article by presenting the different types of fabric, the different finishes, how to choose your size and discussing the price range for each model.


Cotton Indigo Hakama

Seido Aizome Cotton Hakama

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Introducing our new Blog – By Jordy Delage

Introducing our new Blog

By Jordy Delage


Hi everybody,

My name is Jordy Delage, I’m the founder of Seido and I’d like to introduce you to our new blog today.

As Aikido equipment specialists and Aikidoists, we – the Seido staff – have acquired some knowledge and skills overtime, and I thought it was time to start sharing.

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Jordy Delage June 8, 2015 Post Comment Latest News, Seido