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:
- Conditioned reflex
- Circular motion
- 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
Seigo Okamoto on youtube.com