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Documentary with Christian Tissier in Vincennes

30 August 2015 Videos and documentaries about Aikido Guillaume Erard

Documentary with Christian Tissier in Vincennes

I often take the opportunity, during my annual trips to Paris, to visit Christian Tissier Shihan's dojo in order to discuss with him and practice under his direction. Before my last visit, I suggested...

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Aikido Videos

  • Documentary: Christian Tissier Shihan, 7th Dan Aikikai - 50 Years in Aikido
  • Documentary: Philippe Gouttard 6th Dan Aikikai - 35 Trips to Tokyo
  • Endo Seishiro Shihan  - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)
  • Wada Akira Shihan  - 53rd All Japan Aikido Demonstration (2015)

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...

Interviews

Interview with Christian Tissier Shihan: 50 Years in Aikido

27 August 2015

Interview with Christian Tissier Shihan: 50 Years in Aikido

Christian Tissier Shihan is one of the most prominent Aikido instructors in the world and one of the...

Interview with Philippe Gouttard - 35 Trips in Tokyo

20 May 2015

Interview with Philippe Gouttard - 35 Trips in Tokyo

My first interview with Philippe Gouttard dates back to 2007, almost eight years ago. At the time, I...

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 ...

Photos

Photo gallery of a class with Christian Tissier Shihan in Vincennes

30 August 2015

Photo gallery of a class with Christian Tissier Shihan in Vincennes

Christian Tissier Shihan teaches in Paris at his dojo located in the district of Vincennes. These pi...

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...

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...

Marc Bachraty teaching in Dublin

15 November 2007

Marc Bachraty teaching in Dublin

For its final seminar for 2007, the Dublin Aikikai Aikido welcomed Marc Bachraty, 5th dan FFAAA. Mar...

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