Iwama Ryu Aikido
Australia. Field Aikido
Michael Field Sensei 5th Dan Iwama Ryu, 5th Dan
Aikikai and 4th Dan Iwama Ryu Ken Jo (weapons) commenced his Aikido training in
Iwama Japan in 1979, at the founder's famous "open-air" Dojo. The founder
Morihei Ueshiba died in 1969 leaving the Iwama Dojo in the capable hands of his
technical heir Morihiro Saito Sensei. Saito Sensei spent 23 years on the mat
with the founder, much more than anyone else. Field Sensei spent more time on
the mat with Saito Sensei than any other Australian. In the year 2000, during
his last seminar in Australia, Morihiro Saito Sensei (Soke of Iwama Ryu Aikido)
honoured Michael Field by making him head of Iwama Ryu Aikido in Australia.
Saito Sensei died in May 2002.
Iwama Ryu Aikido Australia is dedicated to
preserving and teaching future generations the founder's technique as received
from Morihiro Saito Sensei unaltered.
Michael Field and his teaching students
have Dojos in Fitzroy, Mt. Waverley, Doncaster, Balwyn, Essendon, Armadale and
Prahran. Affiliates have Dojos in Adelaide, Ballarat, Mackay (Qld), Canberra and
Michael Field Sensei is the author and presenter of the five
Precision Aikido video tapes.
For more detailed information go to the
excellent web site www.martial.com.au.
|Black and White both start with their
left foot forward
||White spins clockwise to strike with
the back of his right fist. Black commences to step with his right foot
obliquely to his own left
||then blind turns
||strikes down on Whites attacking
|and delivers a chop to the back of the
neck with his right hand blade, then commences to rotate White's head and arm
||Black steps back destroying White's
||steps with his left leg straight at
||Black completes with a