Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Hitohiro Saito tachidori

This is Morihiro Saito's son, Hitohiro Saito demonstrating the Iwama tachidori.  Again, this is much the same as the previous tachidori films - I guess that is to be expected because there are only so many plausible options when uke has a 3-foot razor-sharp knife. But this demonstration has a nice live-action tempo to it as opposed to the kata or teaching feel of the previous films.  There is also an outstanding guruma that took me by surprise in there.

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1 comment:

  1. Cool video. His movements look minimal, but I imagine his power is impressive when felt.


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