Archive Videos: Early Budo Promotional Videos by André Nocquet
These are exclusive Aikido videos featuring some historical footage featuring pioneers of Budo in Europe, Kawaishi Mikonosuke, Mochizuki Minoru, Shozo Awazu and André Nocquet. Nocquet was an early student of Judo and Aikido and he achieved a great deal for the promotion of both arts in Europe and Japan. He was also the first foreign uchi deshi of Morihei Ueshiba.
Judo promotional video (c. 1935)
This dramatized demonstration was produced by André Nocquet in order to promote Judo to the French public. Based on the vehicles employed, this film was probably shot around 1935.
André Nocquet in a Judo promotional video
Budo demonstration at the 1st European Judo Championships (1951)
This demonstration took place 5th and 6th of December 1951 in Paris during the first European Judo Championship. An expert panel including Kawaishi Mikonosuke and Shozo Awazu, pioneers of French Judo, Mochizuki Minoru, the founder of the Yoseikan Budo, and André Nocquet, who was the first foreign uchi deshi of the founder of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba, demonstrated Japanese Budo to a crowd of over 10,000 people. This was probably the first Aikido demonstration to ever take place in Occident.
André Nocquet, Kawaishi Mikonosuke, and Mochizuki Minoru in demonstration in Paris