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What it is:
Comprehensive Aikido Jujutsu system. This system was created and headed by Alejandro Villanueva. Feeling that something was lost in translation in modern Aikido the system traces its roots to Morihei Ueshiba’s Aikido in a time where the term didn’t even exist, when the founder was actively teaching his own version of Aikijujutsu in the Ueshiba Juku / Kobukan Dojo era. One of his top students, Minoru Mochizuki, who trained extensively in traditional Jujutsu and Kobudo, further developed Ueshiba’s system to create the Budo Yoseikan, a composite art which includes striking, joint manipulations, throws, sacrifice techniques and the use of traditional (and not so traditional) weaponry. The creation of Seishinkai Budo was aimed at incorporating both their knowledge in a comprehensive and cohesive system, the end result being a combination of traditional Aikido, traditional Jujutsu, traditional Kempo and traditional weaponry. The system that takes less time to learn because of the step by step program in which hard (go) goes before soft (ju) goes before harmonious (aiki). We have proven this system to senior practitioners of Aikido and Jujutsu and they recognize its value for what it is: a comprehensive traditional Aikido Jujutsu system with proven efficacy.
What it is not:
Our system is not modern Aikido or modern Jujutsu, nor is it an ancient system of Aikijujutsu. We train extensively in striking and joint locking techniques at the early levels but we this is certainly not the goal. In order to learn how to counter most striking and joint manipulation arts we do need however to learn how to strike and we must know the typical (and less typical) attacks to the human joints. This is not MMA and many more of its techniques would be forbidden in any tournament; its principles, however, prove very valuable in such situations. It you are looking forward competition this is not your art. If you’re looking for a well rounded traditional system which includes all forms of human defense as well as weapons, this is the art you are looking for.