Seigo Okamoto on Aiki in Aikijujutsu Daitoryu Roppokai

Seigo Okamoto (b. 10 February 1925). B. Yubari City, Hokkaido. First taught by Kodo Horikawa in 1963 in Kitami, Hokkaido. Received 7th dan from Horikawa in 1974. Okamoto was promoted to shihan by Horikawa in 1978. He separated from the Kodokai to found Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Roppokai after moving to Tokyo in 1977. Okamoto’s art is characterized by rapidly executed aiki techniques with a minimum of body movement on the part of the defender.

The Tree Principles:

  1. Conditioned reflex
  2. Circular motion
  3. Breath power method

“If you master aiki, you will be able to apply the techniques using very minimal force. A calm spirit and settled breathing are necessary. At the same time the body must be supple.”

Daito-Ryu Aiki Jujutsu by Seigo Okamoto
ISBN 4795250677

p. 46

Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu
Interview with Seigo Okamoto Shihan 1990

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    [quote comment=""][…] Links: Seigo Okamoto on Aiki in Aikijujutsu Daitoryu Roppokai […][/quote]
    Okamoto Sensei, I pray\wish for you a successful recovery. I’m a new student in the Florida Roppokai Study Group, under Howard Popkin Sensei. The art in a few words is unbelivable. I want to personally thank you for all your years of practice you’ve put into the art and for being kind enough to teach others and especially outsiders. Thank you sir.

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