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    As I begin the last part of my seminar series for the summer of 2018, a video is already available to those who would want to get an impression of my first Parisian seminar this year held at the Picpus Gymnasium on June 24th. The course was organized by Odilon Regnard (4th Dan Aikikai), with ...
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    The series of summer seminars 2018 approaching fast. Some practitioners often take the initiative to film some of the courses, which leaves little room for error since the slightest approximation can quickly end up on the Internet but in the end, why not, and it makes good memories. The following video was shot by Briac Pilpré ...
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    I have spent the last week of June in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, to participate in the organization of the 12th Congress and Seminar of the International Aikido Federation. I have took this opportunity to sit down with several instructors and conduct some video interviews. The following video is a discussion that I had with Janet ...
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    As Halloween approaches, the excitement becomes palpable everywhere in the Nippon capital, but no other place catalyzes the energy and insanity of October 31 than Shibuya, the vibrant and trendy center of the city for all youngsters. Despite the incredible number of people, the atmosphere is playful and light-hearted and people talk and share, usually ...
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    I have spent the last week of June in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, to participate in the organization of the 12th Congress and Seminar of the International Aikido Federation. I have took this opportunity to sit down with several instructors and conduct some video interviews and I am very happy to offer you today the one ...
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    The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (东京都庁舎 Tōkyō-to Chōsha) is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Tokyo.
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    The Tsukiji (築地市場 Tsukiji shijō) fish market has been located in the Chuo district of Tokyo city since 1923. It is the largest fish market in the world and one of the largest markets across all commodities. Given the price of land in such a central area of ​​Tokyo and the fact that the 2020 ...
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    Peter Goldsbury is the chairman of the International Aikido Federation. He is also a philosophy professor at the University of Hiroshima and one of the very few westerners who have successfully setup a dojo in Japan. I first met Peter Goldsbury online when researching for my biography of Kisshomaru Ueshiba. I only met him in ...
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    Everyone knows that the Japanese absolutely love events and festivities. They also have a strong taste for disguise the famous “Cosplay”. It is therefore easy to guess that any opportunity to join the two will inevitably be greeted with great enthusiasm, even if the origin event is not Japanese. This is obviously the case of ...
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    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 ...