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History of the Aikikai Hombu Dojo

08 September 2016 Articles and essays about Aikido Guillaume Erard

History of the Aikikai Hombu Dojo

The association between Tokyo's Shinjuku ward and the headquarters of the Aikikai world is obvious to pretty much all practitioners affiliated to the organization. Indeed, the imposing five-...

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Events

54th All Japan Aikido Demonstration

28 May 2016

54th All Japan Aikido Demonstration

The 54th edition of the All Japan Aikido Demonstration took place on Saturday, May, 28th 2016 at the...

Promotion of Christian Tissier and Miyamoto Tsuruzo to the 8th Dan (Kagamibiraki 2016)

09 January 2016

Promotion of Christian Tissier and Miyamoto Tsuruzo to the 8th Dan (Kagamibiraki 2016)

I just got back from the Hombu Dojo were I was in charge of filming the ceremony of the Kagamibiraki...

53rd All Japan Aikido Demontration

23 May 2015

53rd All Japan Aikido Demontration

The 53rd edition of the All Japan Aikido Demonstration took place on the 23rd of May at the Nippon B...

Aikido Videos

  • Aikido Doshu's opening Speech - 12th International Aikido Federation Congress (2016)
  • COMING SOON Isoyama Hiroshi, 8th Dan Aikikai - Interview in Iwama
  • Aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba, Kisshomaru Ueshiba, and André Nocquet in Tokyo (1956)
  • Guillaume Erard - Aikido Seminar in Paris (Cercle Christian Tissier, June 2016)

Articles

History of the Aikikai Hombu Dojo

08 September 2016

History of the Aikikai Hombu Dojo

The association between Tokyo's Shinjuku ward and the headquarters of the Aikikai world is obvious t...

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...

Interviews

Interview with Peter Goldsbury, chairman of the International Aikido Federation - Part 1

31 March 2016

Interview with Peter Goldsbury, chairman of the International Aikido Federation - Part 1

Peter Goldsbury is 7th Dan Aikido instructor who has been serving as the president of the Internatio...

Interview with Horii Etsuji Shihan: Aikido as a way for mutual growth

08 November 2015

Interview with Horii Etsuji Shihan: Aikido as a way for mutual growth

Horii Etsuji Shihan is an instructor 7th Dan Aikikai. Very popular in Japan and abroad for his clear...

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...

Photos

Picture gallery of Guillaume Erard's 2016 Aikido summer course series

21 July 2016

Picture gallery of Guillaume Erard's 2016 Aikido summer course series

Like last year, I was invited to teach a four-day course in the Basque Country by the practitioners ...

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 ...

Course Reports

History of the Aikikai Hombu Dojo

08 September 2016

History of the Aikikai Hombu Dojo

The association between Tokyo's Shinjuku ward and the headquarters of the Aikikai world is obvious t...

An Overview of Tokyo from the Metropolitan Government Building

07 September 2016

An Overview of Tokyo from the Metropolitan Government Building

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (东京 都 庁 舎 Tōkyō-to Chōsha) is one of the most recognizabl...

The Tsukiji Fish Market, the Last Days of a Cultural Landmark

07 September 2016

The Tsukiji Fish Market, the Last Days of a Cultural Landmark

The Tsukiji (築地市場 Tsukiji shijō) fish market has been located in the Chuo district of Tokyo city sin...

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