Shuyokan Ryu Aikido DVDs

Shuyokan Ryu Aikido
Self-Defense For The Modern Warrior
Featuring Sensei David Dye

Shuyokan Ryu Aikido - Vol 1 - Kotegaeshi Techniques Shuyokan Ryu Aikido - Vol 2 - Iriminage and Shihonage Techniques Shuyokan Ryu Aikido - Vol 3 - Handgun, Knife, and Club Disarming Techniques
Volume #1
Kotegaeshi Techniques
(Reverse Hand)
Volume #2
Shihonage (All Direction Throw) and Iriminage (Entering Throw) Techniques
Volume #3
Handgun, Knife, and Club Disarming Techniques

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From a reviewer on AikiWeb.com:
Username: SSG Phelps
Location: Baghdad (Camp Victory)
Date: November 23, 2004
"...My name is SSG Phelps U.S. Army I am in Iraq right now and we use techniques from Soke David Dye he has 3 great DVDs (3 vol. Set) that go through everything from Irimi-Nage to Kotegaeshi to This is Shuyokan Ryu Aikido... We have found these to be very effective and very helpful for our missions while we are here..."

From reviewers on Amazon.com:
These DVDs receive 5 stars from a reviewer on Amazon.comI like it!, March 11, 2005
Reviewer: Hans "Hans" (Oslo, Norway)
Wow... The kotegaeshi techniques here are great. Dye has an amazingly powerful aikido approach. The effective Yoshinkan style is clearly the foundation of his system. I think the late Gozo Shioda would smile looking at this. Now, you can do these throws smooth and soft and feel all spiritual, or you can slam the attacker hard to the ground/mat. This DVD-series is about self-defense in the real world. It takes a lot of practice though. Keep up the good work Sensei Dye! :)

These DVDs receive 5 stars from a reviewer on Amazon.comVery Pleased., February 21, 2006
Reviewer: aikidoka for good "Mugger" (Atlanta, GA)
The instructions and quality of the videos are outstanding. The Kotogaeshi is shown from different attacks. I'm working to get the other 2 videos. For me quality in instructions and video is a plus. This DVD passed with Flying Colors.
Nihon Goshing aikido Purple Belt.


These DVD's and VHS video tapes are now available and may be ordered, at reduced prices (prepaid orders only - payable to AFC), through the Shuyokan Martial Arts Center, in Costa Mesa, California

Shuyokan Price (each): $30.00, no S&H (Pick them up at the dojo.)
Shuyokan Price (3 Volume Set): $75.00, no S&H (Pick them up at the dojo).
     Save $15.00 over buying all 3 individually.
(Suggested Retail Price: $39.95 each volume)

Each of these productions features many of the techniques that are taught at Shuyokan by Sensei Dye. At the beginning of each production, Sensei Dye offers instruction on the proper use of Ukemi (break falls) for many of the techniques that are featured in these productions. Then, with the help of some of the Shuyokan Black belts, Sensei Dye instructs you step-by-step on using some of the traditional techniques of Aikido, such as Kotegaeshi, Shihonage, Iriminage and other advanced techniques involving defending against a club, knife, or gun, for the purposes of practical self-defense for The Modern Warrior.

From the back cover of the DVD's: Shuyokan Ryu is a martial art teaching system made up of techniques taken from the traditional martial arts of Yoshinkan Aikido, Kodokan Judo and Jujutsu, and Shotokan Karate Jujutsu. Shuyokan Ryu stresses "self-defense", not fighting. The founder and headmaster, Soke David Dye, has taken these techniques and put them into a practical form of martial art based on his 34 years as a police officer in California and his martial arts training and teaching since 1962. His self-defense system is better known as the "Samurai Cop's System of Self-Defense".


Shuyokan Sayings

"Miracles happen to those who believe in them. --- Bernard Berenson"