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New video: Guillaume Erard in Besancon (winter 2014)

Written on 22 March 2015 by Guillaume Erard

New video: Guillaume Erard in Besancon (winter 2014)

It has now become something of a tradition, every time I return to Europe, I make a trip to the Gonojukan dojo in Besançon led by Aurore Mamet and St&eac...

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Aikido Videos

Documentary on Okamoto Yoko Shihan and Aikido Kyoto

Written on 16 July 2014 by Guillaume Erard

Documentary on Okamoto Yoko Shihan and Aikido Kyoto

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. Her extremely rich and varied ...

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Exclusive technical videos of André Nocquet 8th Dan

Written on 04 March 2014 by Guillaume Erard

Exclusive technical videos of André Nocquet 8th Dan

This series of new videos was filmed in Arcachon (Gironde) circa 1980 in the aim of producing an instructional video with master André Nocquet. Unfortunately, the final video was never completed becau...

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Rare 1957 Aikido demonstration by O Sensei, Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Koichi Tohei, and Hiroshi Tada

Written on 18 November 2013 by Guillaume Erard

Rare 1957 Aikido demonstration by O Sensei, Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Koichi Tohei, and Hiroshi Tada

I am pleased to present the first of our new series of archive videos. This footage was shot in 1957 on top of the Japanese Ministry of Defense demonstration which was located at the time in Tokyo's A...

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Exclusive archive videos of O Sensei Morihei Ueshiba from André Nocquet's archives

Written on 17 November 2013 by Guillaume Erard

Exclusive archive videos of O Sensei Morihei Ueshiba from André Nocquet's archives

This section contains exclusive Aikido videos featuring some historical footage shot by master André Nocquet, 8th dan, the first foreign uchi deshi of Morihei Ueshiba at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo. Master...

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New video: Guillaume Erard and Nicola Rossi in Shinjuku

Written on 15 August 2013 by Guillaume Erard

New video: Guillaume Erard and Nicola Rossi in Shinjuku

Like every year, the Hombu Dojo was closed for a week over the summer. Hombu students usually take advantage of this free time to gather in order to train informally, even though the heat of Japanese ...

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New Aikido Video: Guillaume Erard and Denis Lortie in Tokyo

Written on 20 May 2012 by Guillaume Erard

New Aikido Video: Guillaume Erard and Denis Lortie in Tokyo

I recently took part in a Taiwanese documentary dealing with life in Japan since the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The journalist, Hsiu-Ching Airy Hsiao, kindly sent the whole footage that they ...

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Selection of the best Aikido videos on the web

Written on 31 October 2010 by Guillaume Erard

Selection of the best Aikido videos on the web

This section contains a selection of my favorite Aikido videos on the web. I was fortunate enough to be able to train with these Sensei quite extensively and in spite of the obvious differences in the...

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Aikido videos by Guillaume Erard

Written on 31 October 2010 by Guillaume Erard

Aikido videos by Guillaume Erard

This section contains videos of Aikido seminars and classes that I have shot and edited over the years. I have also scored and performed the soundtrack music for most of them. I started shooting these...

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