9 Episodes

Demonstrations and free-form training. No instruction, just movement to inspire.

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  • Abe Sensei Demo: 1990s

    Episode 1

    Seiseki Abe Sensei (10th dan) and his senior students lead an Aikido demo to commemorate the opening of the Suita City Budokan in Osaka, Japan.

    This demo was filmed in the late 1990's.

  • The Farewell Demo

    Episode 2

    December 1981, in Osaka Japan. Steven Seagal Sensei holds a farewell demonstration at an event celebrating his return to America and the founding of Tenshin Dojo in the United States. Seiseki Abe Sensei (10th dan) and Hiroshi Isoyama Sensei (8th dan) are in attendance.

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  • Jiyuwaza: Matsuoka Sensei

    Episode 3

    Matsuoka Sensei leads a jiyuwaza (free-form training) session with Josh Gold. With the exception of a few breaks, Sensei and Josh have met for weekly training sessions over the last 5 years in which Josh takes ukemi for 30 minutes continuously. This video is a 7 minute excerpt from one of those ...

  • Osaka 1983: Branch Dojo Demo

    Episode 4

    Seagal Sensei leads a demo at the launch of a satellite branch of Tenshin Dojo in Osaka. Matsuoka Sensei Sensei and Craig Dunn Sensei (as a white belt) can be seen as ukes. The demo is particularly interesting as it takes place during a transitional period for the aikido taught at Tenshin Dojo. I...

  • Hand Movement Demo

    Episode 5

    A short demo of Matsuoka Sensei showing a series of hand movements used to evade and clear two attackers. Ikazuchi Dojo practices this as a randori training exercise, limiting the nage’s options to disallow throws. This brings the focus entirely on positioning to ensure nage doesn’t turn their ba...

  • Matsuoka Sensei: 1989

    Episode 6

    Matsuoka Sensei leading class and training with senior students at Tenshin Dojo LA in 1989. These sessions took place at the West Hollywood location where the dojo scene in Above The Law was filmed.

    The video quality is quite poor and has some frame rate issues. We only had an old VHS tape to ...

  • Osaka 1983 Class

    Episode 7

    This video shows Matsuoka Sensei and Seagal Sensei leading classes at Tenshin Dojo, Osaka in the early 1980s (1982-1983). Note the large class sizes and the energy within the practice.You can see Seagal Sensei teaching Matsuoka Sensei kotegaeshi breakfall ukemi at 1:35.

    This video was filmed b...

  • Ikazuchi Dojo Cinematic

    Episode 8

    A short action video produced by Todd Porter and Diane Cu. We are deeply grateful for the spectacular artistic contributions Todd and Diane have made to Ikazuchi Dojo.

    You can learn more about Todd and Diane here:

    Note that this video features an older version...

  • 1993 Demo: Matsuoka Sensei

    Episode 9

    This demo took place in 1993 as part of the opening ceremonies of Kent Moyer’s Los Angeles based karate dojo. Matsuoka Sensei shows a range basic, intermediate, and advanced movements in the demo. The randori at the end is particularly impressive. WIth only a small amount of space available to mo...