• Katageiko : A necessary cooperation between uke and tori

    While some martial arts emphasize the solitary development of both form and physical qualities, respectively through the practice of kata and suburi, aikido is practiced almost exclusively with a partner. Read More
  • Documentary on Okamoto Yoko Shihan

    Okamoto Yoko Shihan is among the best known Japanese Aikido instructors in the world today. Moreover, she is also one of the very few women to have accessed this status. Read More
  • Documentary on Chiba Tsugutaka, the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu master of Shikoku - Part 6

    This is the final part of our documentary on the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu master from Shikoku, Chiba Tsugutaka Sensei. In this section, he describes his role as a teacher and a Read More
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Katageiko : A necessary cooperation between uke and tori

July 25, 2014 Articles and essays about Aikido Guillaume Erard
While some martial arts emphasize the solitary development of both form and physical qualities, respectively through the practice of kata and suburi, aikido is practiced almost exclusively with a partner. What derives from this observation is that most of the…

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Sankyo

Katageiko : A necessary cooperation between uke and tori

July 25, 2014 Articles and essays about Aikido Guillaume Erard
While some martial arts emphasize the solitary development of both form and physical qualities, respectively through the practice of kata and suburi, aikido is practiced almost exclusively with a partner. What derives from this observation is that most of the…

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Documentary on Chiba Tsugutaka, the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu master of Shikoku - Part 6

This is the final part of our documentary on the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu master from Shikoku, Chiba Tsugutaka Sensei. In this section, he describes his role as a teacher and a guide and gives his insight as to where and how he thinks that Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu…

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Oedo Onsen Monogatari and the public baths in Japan

February 12, 2014 Sightseeing an tourism in Japan Guillaume Erard
We know that often, Japanese adaptations of places or concepts from abroad tend to end up with more than a little Disneyland twist than being faithful descriptions of reality. What is less known is the fact that the Japanese also have the tendency to pass…

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