AikidoDvds.Com offers the finest in instructional Aikido videos for sale from George Ledyard Shihan, Aikido 7th Dan and direct student of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan. Video titles from other top teachers such as William Gleason, Kevin Choate, Dan Messisco, Kimberly Richardson, Mary Heiny, and Hiroshi Ikeda, are also available.
These are instructional Aikido videos and DVDs. Most were filmed live at seminars at the Aikido Eastside Dojo in Bellevue, WA or at other local venues like the great Two Cranes Aikido in Seattle. The material is principle based, body centered Aikido instruction and is quite different than many of the standard demonstration type videos that lack clear explanation.
“I have purchased a number of Ledyard Sensei’s Video’s. Sensei presents his ideas in a methodical way such that you can build skill sets and explore what makes Aikido dynamic and vital. No matter your experience there are ideas here to challenge your practice. Be brave! They address the underlying sensitivity and awareness necessary to engage with your partner without fighting yet remain martial. Anytime I need inspiration for my next class, an idea to funnel my energy, a why a technique works, they are my go to source.”
– Kelly Purdue, Okanagan Aikikai
We have made all of our DVD titles available in two downloadable formats as well as physical DVDs. A few titles are available as download only. An ISO File will allow you to burn your own DVD for viewing on your set top unit or computer. We are currently using HiDef .mp4 files for the download material. If you choose to purchase the DVD / downloadable content, you may download either or both. Here is an article about how to burn ISO files to a DVD in case you need some help:
Also, since these are very large files, you might find it helpful to use the free Microsoft Download Manager. It was designed to help with larger downloads like these and folks have had good luck with it. Mac users might consider Folx
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If you wish to have smaller format files for a particular potable devise, we recommend using one of these free video conversion programs to customer your video for your specific device.