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
||White left steps forward and strikes with
the left hand. Black avoids by right foot stepping obliquely to his left and
striking White's wrist down
||Black moves White's wrist to Black's left
as he enters with a long right step and left foot slide to the rear of
||White bends down and taking hold of
|White commences to lift Black's
||Black places his left hand over White's
chin, his right to the other side of the head and turns clockwise
||In training be careful this is
||After releasing the hold stay