Summary Aikidó 1/2002
Miroslav Kodym: SHIHAN MORIHIRO SAITO, the 9th AIKIKAI DAN (1928-2002)
Based on foreign sources the author compiled an obituary to an outstanding Ueshiba's successor who has died in Iwama, May 13, 2002. Iwama, the place where the founder settled in 1942, is the cradle of aikido. Shihan Saito has been practicing aikido for almost 60 years, 23 of them under the founder's leadership. Since the seventieth (when retired) he performed more than 50 tutorials outside Japan. He wrote "Traditional Aikido" in 5 volumes in 1973-1976, where a great attention is paid to the armed training. His aikido style is called Iwama Ryu. Discussions on different approaches to the traditional and modern aikido and comparison of their various techniques are mentioned next.
Patrik Orth, Miroslav Kodym:
IT´S NEVER PERFECT - AN INTERVIEW WITH GILDO MEZZO
G. Mezzo (6th Aikikai Dan), born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1942, practicing aikido (besides judo and iaido) since the sixtieth, with 5 years aikido experience in Japan, nowadays teaching regularly in Geneva was interviewed during his 11th visit to the Czech aikido. He was asked about the preparation for the trainings, his opinion on Czech aikido, European aikido teachers and his message at Czech aikido practitioners.
Patrik Orth: FRENCH …, ADMITTEDLY SWISS… JUST AIKIDO
Some notices on the tutorial organized by CAA and AKP and lead by G. Mezzo in October 2001, written by a non-regular aikido tutorials participant.
Pascal Krieger: CONCEPTS II
Linking up the first part of Krieger's concepts in aikido No. 6/2001 M. Kodym translated explanations, coherences and thoughts of next principal budo concepts: metsuke, shisei, maai, kiai and kime. To be continued.
Martin Poláček: A LETTER FROM JAPAN
A brief greeting from the author's business trip comparing this stay with his previous long-time study at Katsuura University, the letters of which we have published in Aikido formerly.
Miroslav Kodym: ARMED TRAINING IN THE AIKIDO KENKYUKAI PRAHA DOJO (part X) - IAIDO ELEMENTS FOR THE AIKIDO PRACTITIONERS
Another part of the technical glossary and instructions, this time on elementary iaido after Bernard Caloz (6th Aikikai Dan) who performed 8 tutorials for the AKP Dojo since 1992.
Miroslav Kodym: TAKEN FROM THE AKP LIFE
Author's observations and glosses this time on: Regional CAA Tutorial organised by Aikido Dojo Šumperk, lead by R. Růžička, Jan 12-13; National CAA Tutorial held in TJ Spoje Praha, lead by D.Vetter (ass.Tech.Director), Feb 2-3; Regional CAA Tutorial organised by AC Kutná Hora, lead by M. Kodym, Feb 16-17; Regional CAA Tutorial organised by SKP Aikido Vsetín, lead by R. Růžička, Feb 16-17; Regional CAA Tutorial organised by Togo Chomutov, lead by M. Kodym, Feb 23; Regional CAA Tutorial organised by Aikido Dojo Šumperk, lead by M. Kodym, Mar 2-3; a non-performed Regional CAA Tutorial planned to be organised by AC Novazem Písek and lead by R. Růžička for Mar 1-2.