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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This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. He died in March aged I went to Karate first. In Nishio retired from his government job at the mint and was free to devote himself fully to his training and teaching.

At the time all of the old students from the provinces, from Osaka to Kyushu, came running to help. At that time Nuke Benten, where Hombu Dojo was, was a residential area.

Shoji Nishio was born in in the Aomori Prefecture of northern Japan.

Interview with Aikido Shihan Shoji Nishio

Well, I signed up right away, but my Karate friends that came with me said that they would do Karate for a little while longer and decided not to sign up. 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 more complex and sophisticated. Nishio Sensei set an example to be faithful to the philosophy nishko practice of Aikido while nishlo the same time seeking nourishment from other arts.

Nishio also felt that atemi striking was an essential aspect of any true martial art, but it was entirely absent from post-war Aikido. NishikazeAikido TV is available to everyone regardless of affiliation to help you explore Aikido in incredible new ways. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Shoji Nishio. Just then we saw a building with a coffered ceiling through the bushes.


At the same time he started practicing judo in a nearby dojo. It was a year and a half after starting Aikido at hombu before Nishio would see the famed Morihei Ueshiba, O Sensei, for the first time.

Notify me by email when the comment gets approved. The re-education of the younger instructors is necessary for people in the present time who would have the goal of reconstructing Aikixo as I have discussed. When we got closer we saw that it had a stone gate.

Shoji Nishio, Shihan Shoji Nishio c Konishi demonstrated Heian Nidan a kata from Okinawan karate for Ueshiba who commented to Aikifo that he should stop wasting his time with ineffective techniques. The people who did come to train were those that had practiced arts like judo and karate, but thought that there had to be something more, something deeper than these arts.

Nishio Aikido – Aikido Journal TV

It is not necessary to abandon everything from the past, however, our understanding today should not cease to grow. Both Doshu and Yamaguchi-san have already passed on though. While we were searching the area wondering if we had made a mistake it became pitch dark. Skills gained from them he managed to smoothly merge into his own specific aikido style where all techniques can be performed with the wooden sword bokken in hand as well as without weapons, and his weapon systems has few similarities to the more common system that derives from Morihiro Saito.

Not only in aikido, but in all martial arts there is the tendency to try to parry the attack. The war ended August 15, and on September 1st he went to join the Kodokan, the world headquarters of judo.


Learn how your comment data is processed. This article’s use of external links may not follow Wikipedia’s policies or guidelines. Sometimes he would go to train and nobody would be there so he would just spend the time practicing ukemi and then go home. 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.

The second technique demonstrated is ikkyo omote and ura, also very different from how it used to be practiced.

Aikido must therefore also be applicable with the ken and jo. This page was last edited on 22 Octoberat He was the one. Aikido throws are totally different from judo because in aikido the balance of an opponent is taken by atemi. I believe that it is because of that demonstration that the first All Japan was able to be held.

Yamaguchi-san was a high school teacher, but he threw that away to come train. Also shown are one form of irimi with applications, kote gaeshi, and finally throws nisyio oyo waza. Thank you for posting it!