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    As an amateur researcher on the history of Aikido, I am lucky to have direct access to some of the last great Masters, direct pupils of O Sensei. Last weekend, I spent some time with Isoyama Hiroshi Shihan and we discussed the evolution of Aikido since the decision was made to present it to the ...
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    This video is an episode of “Les coulisses de l’exploit“, a monthly sports news program created by Jacques Goddet and Raymond Marcillac and broadcast on RTF Télévision and then on the first channel of the ORTF from December 13, 1961 to August 16, 1972. This episode dealing with Aikido was produced by Lucien Gavinet, with ...
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    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 because of the declining health of master Nocquet. I would like to thank the uke of André Nocquet, Mr Bernard Boirie (6th Dan) for ...
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    I recently had access to some long lost reels that were bought back from Japan by André Nocquet, 8th dan, the first foreign uchi deshi of Morihei Ueshiba at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo. These reels show practice and life in Japan in the mid-50’s and many parts had never been published before. Practice at the ...
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    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 ...
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    André Nocquet was a man of both sword and pen. A former resistance fighter and a pioneer of martial arts, he was one of the first foreign students of Ueshiba Morihei and the very first to have lived under the roof of the founder of Aikido. With this unequaled experience, he has greatly contributed to the ...
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    Aikido is more of an art than a sport: it solicits the mind more than the body. Those who want to teach this art have two ways at their disposal to do so: through words and through demonstration. But Aikido originally comes from Japan, and thus, its teaching here in the West is hindered by ...
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    In Occident, we are the children of Descartes. We cultivate intelligence but our body is sick, it is the victim of blockages and tensions. Hence, we understand a lot of things with our brains, we elaborate intricate and elegant theories, but as soon as it is time to turn words into concrete actions, we find ...
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    Extend your heart rather than your sword. This injunction of the Japanese Grandmaster Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, is incontestably relevant for men and women of the entire world. It is urgent to meditate about it at a moment when everywhere around us, violence extends its ravages. It savagely opposes peoples, ethnicities, religions and ...
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    Our mental representation of a man attacking or defending is a visual process based on the conception that we have of the human body when it is resting but this static vision is fundamentally flawed. Even though the human body is indeed a composed of a torso fitted with four limbs and a head in ...