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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 ...
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    I created my YouTube channel in 2007, at about the same time as I started this website. At the time, the need was to promote the activities of my dojo in Dublin via some video of courses and seminars. I quickly picked up a taste in videography and sought to learn more. It is however ...
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    It has now become something of a tradition, every time I return to Europe, I make a trip to the Gonojukan dojo in Besançon led by Aurore Mamet and Stéphane Gaiffe. This particular course was the last of a winter series that has led me to Neuilly sur Marne at Sébastien Heurteau’s dojo, Verdun, followed ...
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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 am pleased to present some long lost archive videos. This footage was shot circa 1957 on top of the Japanese Ministry of Defense, which was located at the time in Tokyo’s Akasaka district. It shows several professors of the Aikikai Hombu Dojo demonstrating and teaching Aikido in front of the cameras. This video was brought back ...
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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 ...