Doshu at the 50th All Japan Aikido demonstration

This year marked the fiftieth edition of the great annual demonstration of the All Japan Aikido Embukai. The event was held as usual at Tokyo's Nippon Budokan, the legendary place of martial arts and budo in Japan. Like last year, I was helping out in the organization with my colleagues from Hombu. Let's review some of the highlights from this very special day through a selection of videos and photos taken during the event. Also, make sure that you keep an eye on this page as I am planing to regularly post new documents as I edit them.

Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu

Masatoshi Yasuno Shihan

The Budokan

Le Budokan

Seishiro Endo

Seishiro Endo Shihan

Takeshi Kanazawa Shihan

Takeshi Kanazawa Shihan

Guillaume Erard and Gérard Sachs

A part of the Hombu Dojo staff: Gérard Sachs, Guillaume Erard and Eric Holcomb

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Founder of the site in 2007, Guillaume has a passion for Japanese culture and martial arts. After having practiced Judo during childhood, he started studying Aikido in 1996, and Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu in 2008. He currently holds the ranks of 4th Dan in Aikido (Aikikai) and 2nd Dan in Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu (Takumakai). Guillaume is also passionate about science and education and he holds a PhD in Molecular and Cell Biology since 2010. He currently lives in Tokyo and works as a consultant for medical research. > View Full Profile

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