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 right foot forward
||To avoid the kick Black
moves to his left with a left step then
||brings his right leg
clockwise around while taking control of White's right wrist
||Black takes a long step
with his left foot as he twists White's wrist to the back of his shoulder
supplying the impetus to take him down|
|Black positions White's
wrist over his face and with his other hand rotates clockwise his elbow
||Black takes a large
clockwise body turn with long right step to turn him over
||Black now drops his right
knee while supporting the pin with his left leg as he grips White's wrist with
his right hand
||Black sits on his feet and
rotates his shoulders clockwise taking White's arm in the direction of