• Kagamibiraki 2015 at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo

    The Kagamibiraki ceremony was held on Sunday, 11th of January at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo. The Kagamibiraki is the first official event of the year at the Aikikai Read More
  • 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 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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Kagamibiraki 2015 at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo

January 12, 2015 Events of importance in the world of Aikido Guillaume Erard
The Kagamibiraki ceremony was held on Sunday, 11th of January at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo. The Kagamibiraki is the first official event of the year at the Aikikai schedule, and in addition to being a traditional way to celebrate the new year, it also…

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Kagamibiraki 2015 at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo

January 12, 2015 Events of importance in the world of Aikido Guillaume Erard
The Kagamibiraki ceremony was held on Sunday, 11th of January at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo. The Kagamibiraki is the first official event of the year at the Aikikai schedule, and in addition to being a traditional way to celebrate the new year, it also…

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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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