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Jokingly we were discussing the connection between Aikido and the movies as I pointed out Obata Sensei played the villain in the Ninja Turtle Movies.

Well in life he’s very much the real deal.  This is a beautifully shot and edited video of his school in Oakland.  He studied originally under Gozo Shioda the founder of Yoshinkai Aikido and then branched off into traditional kenjutsu.

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Each primary element comes together  – earth, air, fire, water, vibration, friction and time to create the tool that reflects the Mind – sharp, flexible, penetrating and lustrous..

The Art of the Sword Maker

<p><a href=”″>Handmade Portraits: The Sword Maker</a> from <a href=””>Etsy</a&gt; on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>]