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Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art created by Morihei Ueshiba (O-Sensei) in the early 20th century. As the physical practice of philosophical principles developed by O-Sensei, Aikido strives for the ultimate goal of peaceful resolution rather than defeat. Composed of three Japanese characters: Ai, meaning harmony; Ki, spirit or energy; and Do, the path or the way, the word Aikido thus signifies the "Way of Unifying Life Energy". In this regard, O-Sensei created a martial art in which the preservation of one’s attacker is equally important as one’s own self defense.

Our videos are available in the video shop.  Checkout is handled through Paypal.

iPhone and iPad users cannot download directly to these devices. Download to your computer and transfer to your device using iTunes.

After completing your purchase, you will be forwarded to a download page and you will also receive an email providing a link to this same download page.

Download the file or files you want by clicking the "Click here" link next to the file name.  Depending on the file size and your internet connection, it may take a few minutes to a few hours to complete the download.

Some files are .zip archives.  You will need to double click on the downloaded file to unzip it.  A folder containing the video files will be placed in the same location as the download.

For most devices, you will download the video to your computer first and then transfer the file to your mobile device through software such as iTunes or through the Finder or Explorer windows of your operating system.

Once you've downloaded (and, if necessary, unzipped) your files, you can play them with any compatible media player program. Mac users can use Quicktime or iTunes. Windows users can use iTunes if they have it. Anyone can download and install VLC Media Player, which works on all systems and can play virtually any video file.

Our videos are .mp4 video files which can be played on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems with a number of media player applications. Mac users can use Quicktime or iTunes, Windows uses can use iTunes or their favorite media application. Anyone can use VLC media player, a very versatile open-source media player.

Our videos are .mp4 video files encoded with the h.264 video codec. They are compatible with all iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod. However, you must download the videos to your computer first and then transfer the video files to your device with iTunes or your favorite file app.

Our videos are .mp4 video files encoded with the h.264 video codec. They are compatible with most Android powered devices. However, if you've never played an .mp4 file on your device before, you can test our videos by downloading the sample files from our video shop.

In a nutshell: maybe.

Our videos are .mp4 video files encoded with the h.264 video codec. They are compatible with many cell phones and mobile devices such as iPhones, and most Android powered devices.

Some Blackbberry devices support mp4 videos and some do not.

Some cell phones may, some may not.

The best way to be sure is to test our videos by downloading the sample files from our video shop.

Most video downloads are offered in a higher resolution option and a lower resolution option.

The higher resolution option is the same resolution as the dvd and is great for viewing on computers and external devices like HDTVs & projectors.  Some mobile devices, such as the iPhone and iPad, also handle these files easily and take advantage of their high picture quality.  However, many smartphones have slower processors and limited disk space, so for those devices we recommend the lower resolution option.

The lower resolution option is formatted for devices with small screens and limited disk space, such as mobile phones and some tablets.  This option is also excellent for iPhones and high-end Android devices despite the lower resolution.  The picture quality is slightly lower but still very good and you can save your disk space for other media.

you can test our videos by downloading the sample files from our video shop.

Many of our videos are offered in a 1 file option and chapters option.

The 1 file option is best for watching a video from beginning to end.  It's the equivalent of selecting "Play" at the beginning of a DVD.

The chapters option provides a different file for each option of the video.  This is best for instructional videos where you may want to study a technique or exercise repeatedly.

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