• 847

    The warm days have returned and with them, comes a time of demonstrations and martial arts events of all kinds. Indeed, we will soon be preparing for the great annual demonstration of the aikitaisai (合気大祭), and a few weeks later, the All Japan Aikido held at the Nippon Budokan. Soon after will follow the summer courses ...
  • 723

    The 55th edition of the All Japan Aikido Demonstration was held on May 27th at the Nippon Budokan. This year, I was kindly allowed by the Hombu Dojo to shoot my videos from the arena, providing a much better angle of view than usual. It was also my first real test of the new Panasonic ...
  • 510

    The 54th edition of the All Japan Aikido Demonstration took place on Saturday, May, 28th 2016 at the legendary Nippon Budokan. Like every year, I filmed a few of the demonstrations throughout the day. As a one man operation, I of course cannot film them all so I tried to film in priority the demonstrations ...
  • 452

    The 53rd edition of the All Japan Aikido Demonstration took place on the 23rd of May at the Nippon Budokan. As always, I shot a small number of videos in order to document the event. These are presented below. Please note that being a one-man operation, I was not able to film every single demonstration ...
  • 642

    Every year, the Nippon Budokan holds one of the most important events in the Japanese Budo world: the Kagamibiraki (鏡開き). The demonstration is usually scheduled at the end of the winter break and this year, the date was set to January 10. It also marks the resuming of training in most dojos that had closed ...
  • 845

    The Tokyo Budokan (not to be confused with the Nippon Budokan) is a sports facility that primarily hosts martial arts exhibitions and competitions. It is located in the Higashi Ayase Metropolitan Park in Tokyo and it is run by the Sport Benefits Corporation. It was recently closed for renovation and its reopening was celebrated with ...
  • 1048

    Video and photo report on the 50th All Japan Aikikai Aikido Demonstration held in Tokyo at the Nippon Budokan.
  • 580

    The annual All Japan Aikido Demonstration took place like every year at the legendary Nippon Budokan (日本武道館). All the afternoon, a succession of demonstrations were of course performed by many prestigious Sensei, but also, by members of smaller dojo including university clubs, private groups, corporation dojos etc. Thus, the whole Japanese territory was represented. This ...