Guillaume Erard on Whistlekick

Whistlekick is a weekly podcast that focuses on the martial arts through interviews and focused discussions. Past guests include Chrisine Bannon-Rodrigues, Dave Kovar,  Mike Chat, Tony Blauer, Victor Moore, Freddie LaPan and many others.

When Jeremy Lesniak, the podcast owner, contacted me to invite me to his show, I expected that I was going in to describe what Aikido was and what its practice in Japan boiled down to. Even though I knew that the editorial line was quite biographical, it turned out to be a far more introspective interview than I had expected. Jeremy's questions were very perceptive and often hit personal points, and you can clearly see that I tend to be far less confident when talking about myself compared to when I'm talking about Aikido in general, such as during the interview I did recently for Tofugu. I am not to sure how interesting hearing about my life will be to others, but for me, it was a great opprotunity to reflect on the path I travelled so far and to look into what was ahead.

Guillaume Erard
Author: Guillaume Erard
Founder of the site in 2007, Guillaume is passionate about Japanese culture and martial arts. After practicing Judo during his childhood, he began Aikido in 1996 and Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu in 2008. He currently holds the ranks of 5th Dan in Aikido (Aikikai) and 3rd Dan in Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu (Takumakai). Guillaume is also passionate about science and education and holds a PhD in Molecular Biology. He lives in Tokyo and trains at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo.
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