Trial by Fire: Bruce Bookman’s Women’s Self-Defense Program

On April 21st, Ikazuchi Dojo sent three students to Seattle to attend Bruce Bookman and Melissa Fischer’s seven-hour women’s self-defense intensive. Aikido Journal speaks with the students who...

Christian Tissier: ‘In aikido, we need to bring people together’

Christian Tissier Shihan (8th dan) is one of the world’s most respected and influential aikido masters today. He was a pioneer of the French aikido scene and founded Dojo du Cercle Tissier (website is in...

Become a Patron of Aikido Journal

We’ve just launched a Patreon page for Aikido Journal. Please take a moment to learn more about it, give us feedback, and hopefully, spread the word.  As most of our community is aware, for the last 44...

Aikido: An Aging Art and its Future

This important piece is written by George Ledyard Sensei and expands upon our podcast discussion with him in April 2018. George holds the rank of 7th dan from the Aikikai and is one of the most...

Ellis Amdur: On Aikido

Ellis Amdur has been training in aikido and other martial arts for close to 50 years. In addition to practicing traditional arts like koryu bujutsu, he has also worked on projects to apply principles derives...

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Now Available: Classic courses from Aikido Journal Aikido Journal TV, our subscription service that provides on-demand access to our content library has been rapidly expanding as we continue to add an increasing number...

Patricia Hendricks Interview

We are pleased to release our full interview with Patricia Hendricks Shihan. When we originally filmed this interview, we planned on releasing it in short edited segments. However, in an effort to test different...