Interview with Hiroo Mochizuki
The Aiki Dialogues #8
by Adriano Amari, Hiroo Mochizuki, Michihito Mochizuki
Hiroo Mochizuki is the heir of a samurai family.
Creator of Yoseikan Budo, he is a world-renowned expert in Japanese martial arts.
Son of the famous teacher Minoru Mochizuki, who is considered a Japanese national treasure and was also a direct student of Jigoro Kano and Morihei Ueshiba, the successor of a line of samurai, Hiroo Mochizuki was inspired by his forefathers combative spirit to create Yoseikan Budo.
He adapted the philosophy, pedagogy and traditional practice of martial arts to a new modern environment, as well as to contemporary combat techniques.
Besides practicing Mixed Martial Arts before people knew what MMA was, Hiroo Mochizuki has one of the most impressive records in the martial world.
The Long-Lasting Link with the Kobudō Kenkyukai
The Relationship Between Yōseikan and Morihei Ueshiba
The Iwama Experience
The Role of Aiki in Yōseikan Budō
Training Elements and Learning Outcomes
The Educational Value in Martial Arts
The Sword is the ‘Salt’ of Martial Arts
“You Can Come from All Directions to Get to the Centre”
Yōseikan Budō Must Go Beyond Theory
Reading the Kata
Meaning of Randori
Online Teaching & 90th Anniversary
A Biography of Hiroo Mochizuki Sensei
Publisher: Independently published (27 November 2021)
Paperback: 122 pages
Weight: 186 g
Dimensions: 12.85 x 0.71 x 19.84 cm
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