Morihei Ueshiba (founder of Aikido) and Hakudo Nakamura (Kendo, Iaido, and Jodo hanshi) are martial art legends of Japan. Born in the Meiji era (Nakayama in 1873 & Ueshiba in 1883), they shared a passion for budo and mutual appreciation and respect of each other. Hakudo Nakayama was widely known as the “Kendo no Kamisama God of Kendo” while Morihei Ueshiba’s technique was referred to as “Kamiwaza God like technique.”
This DVD features rare prewar footage of both masters at their best! Nakamura can be seen practicing Iaido, Jodo, and tameshigiri. Ueshiba can be seen at length in his 1935 demonstration and also clips of demonstrations in his 80's.
Technical features of this DVD include:
Region: ALL NTSC
Running time: 32 minutes
NOTE: There is very little dialogue on this DVD, all the footage was taken in silent movie days. There is a little Japanese narration, however not understanding the narration does not at all detract from the enjoyment of this classic.