Soden: The Secret Technical Manual of Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu

This fascinating research about the secret technical manual of Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu is the result of a collaboration between Aikido Journal and Guillaume Erard.  A special thanks to Guillaume for sharing his...

Bruce Bookman leads Aikido Journal Academy’s first instructor seminar

This photo journal shows highlights from the new Aikido Journal‘s first seminar, led by Bruce Bookman Sensei. Designed for instructors and limited to 18 participants, sensei from the United States and...

Podcast: Pat Hendricks on Building People Up

Patricia Hendricks Shihan (7th dan Aikikai) talks about her approach to teaching, the Iwama aikido culture, “mansplaining”, Star Trek, and her upcoming projects with Aikido Journal. Join us for...

Trial by Fire: Tenzan Aikido’s Women’s Self-Defense Program

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

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...

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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...

Nishio Aikido: Part 1

Part 1 of the Nishio Aikido instructional series. This video begins with an introduction by Shoji Nishio Shihan. He shares his thoughts on the nature of aikido, discusses his thoughts on the martial aspects of the art...