Greenwood Sensei March 6, 2016

Philip Greenwood Sensei conducted a seminar at Jiai Aikido in San Diego on March 6, 2016.  Sensei introduced ushiro ryotedori techniques using ken and jo. This was new material that had never been taught before.  Here’s a quick...

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