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53rd All Japan Aikido Demontration

23 May 2015 Events of importance in the world of Aikido Guillaume Erard

53rd All Japan Aikido Demontration

The 53rd edition of the All Japan Aikido Demonstration took place on the 23rd of May at the Nippon Budokan. As always, I shot a small number of videos in order to document the event. These are present...

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Interviews

Interview with Okamoto Yoko Shihan - Teaching the essence of Aikido

30 August 2014

Interview with Okamoto Yoko Shihan - Teaching the essence of Aikido

I recently traveled to the ancient imperial city of Kyoto in order to film a documentary on Okamoto ...

Interview with Ellis Amdur part 2  - The de-escalation of violence and the relevance of Budo

12 May 2013

Interview with Ellis Amdur part 2 - The de-escalation of violence and the relevance of Budo

Tlhis is the second part of the interview I conducted with Ellis Amdur, instructor in traditional Ja...

Interview with Ellis Amdur part 1 - Martial Journey from Aikido to koryu

01 May 2013

Interview with Ellis Amdur part 1 - Martial Journey from Aikido to koryu

Ellis Amdur is one of the most prominent and prolific writers in the martial arts world. He has spen...

Aikido Videos

  • Kodani Yuichi Shidoin - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)
  • Hino Terumasa Shidoin - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)
  • Katsurada Eiji Shihan - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)
  • Tada Hiroshi Shihan - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)

Photos

Picture gallery of Okamoto Yoko Shihan teaching at Aikido Kyoto

17 July 2014

Picture gallery of Okamoto Yoko Shihan teaching at Aikido Kyoto

Okamoto Yoko Shihan is one of the most well-known female Aikido instructors in the world. She holds ...

Picture gallery of Miyamoto Tsuruzo Shihan teaching at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo

02 June 2013

Picture gallery of Miyamoto Tsuruzo Shihan teaching at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo

Miyamoto Tsuruzo Shihan is one of the senior instructors teaching at the Aikido Hombu Dojo in Tokyo...

Picture gallery of Guillaume Erard teaching in Besançon (France)

13 June 2008

Picture gallery of Guillaume Erard teaching in Besançon (France)

Seminar in Besançon conducted by Guillaume Erard, 4th Dan Aikikai at the Gonojukan Dojo. This was th...

Travels

First Practice at the Aikikai Honbu Dojo (First trip to Japan Part 2)

20 May 2008

First Practice at the Aikikai Honbu Dojo (First trip to Japan Part 2)

This is the second part of the series of articles on my first trip to Japan in May 2008. It is day t...

First arrival in Tokyo (First trip to Japan Part 1)

19 May 2008

First arrival in Tokyo (First trip to Japan Part 1)

The beginning the month of May 2008 saw the realization of a very old dream of mine. As far as I can...

Bruno Mathis: The Itininerant Aikidoka

10 May 2008

Bruno Mathis: The Itininerant Aikidoka

Bruno Mathis, 4th dan Aikikai has been practicing and teaching for over 30 years. His numerous trave...

Course Reports

Guillaume Erard teaches Aikido to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police

01 August 2010

Guillaume Erard teaches Aikido to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police

Some of us Aikido practitioners often dream of going to Japan in order to perfect our skills in the ...

Guillaume Erard 4th Dan Aikikai teaching in Besançon

21 June 2009

Guillaume Erard 4th Dan Aikikai teaching in Besançon

I had just returned to France after several years spent living and teaching in Ireland when I was in...

Christian Tissier's seminar in Brussels

01 February 2008

Christian Tissier's seminar in Brussels

On this first weekend of February 2008, Christian Tissier came to teach a seminar in the beautiful c...

Articles

The origin and purpose of solo practice in Aikido

20 August 2014

The origin and purpose of solo practice in Aikido

In my previous article, I discussed the fact that we, as aikidoka, we spend most of our time practic...

Katageiko : A necessary cooperation between uke and tori

25 July 2014

Katageiko : A necessary cooperation between uke and tori

While some martial arts emphasize the solitary development of both form and physical qualities, resp...

Biography of Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Second Doshu of Aikido

17 April 2014

Biography of Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Second Doshu of Aikido

When reading an article or a definition about aikido, one obviously finds a great deal of informatio...

Aikido Videos

  • Kodani Yuichi Shidoin - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)
  • Hino Terumasa Shidoin - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)
  • Katsurada Eiji Shihan - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)
  • Tada Hiroshi Shihan - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)
  • Horii Etsuji Shihan - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)
  • Yasuno Masatoshi Shihan - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)
  • Okamoto Yoko Shihan - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)
  • Yokota Yoshiaki Shihan - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)
  • Irie Yoshinobu Shihan - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)
  • Kuribayashi Takanori Shihan - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)
  • Ueshiba Mitsuteru Waka Sensei - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)
  • Ueshiba Moriteru Doshu - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)
  • Aikikai Kagamibiraki Ceremony 2015 (with subtitles)
  • Aikido - Moriteru Ueshiba demonstration Kagamibiraki 2015
  • Aikido - Guillaume Erard seminar in Besançon (December 2014)
  • Aikido - Guillaume Erard 4th Dan Aikikai in Tokyo (July 2013)
  • Documentary on Aikido Kyoto with Okamoto Yoko Shihan, 6th Dan Aikikai
  • Kanazawa Takeshi 7th Dan Shihan - 52nd All Japan Aikido Demonstration 2014
  • Namba Hiroyuki 6th Dan Shihan- 52nd All Japan Aikido Demonstration 2014
  • Suzuki Toshio Shidoin 5th Dan Shidoin - 52nd All Japan Aikido Demonstration 2014
  • Irie Yoshinobu 6th Dan Shihan - 52nd All Japan Aikido Demonstration 2014
  • Kobayashi Yasuo 8th Dan Shihan - 52nd All Japan Aikido Demonstration 2014
  • Tada Hiroshi 9th Dan Shihan - 52nd All Japan Aikido Demonstration 2014
  • Kobayashi Yukimitsu 7th Dan Shihan - 52nd All Japan Aikido Demonstration 2014

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