A Case Study in Collaboration
- We filmed the demo at Ikazuchi Dojo, a school that doesn’t practice Iwama style aikido.
- One of the signature weapons in the demo, a razor sharp black kukri machete, was provided by Mark Cheng, a Kali instructor under Dan Inosanto.
- The video was filmed and edited, by Roy Dean, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Professor. He also wrote and recorded the musical score for the video.
- The event was organized and photographed by Anne Lee, a yoga instructor, who is not an active aikido practitioner.
- Within 10 days of Hendricks Sensei’s visit, the team was able to review 90-minutes of action footage from multiple camera angles, compose music, edit the video, and package it for release.
- Her early training days in Monterey with Stanley Pranin and the birth of Aikido Journal (including a story about a dojo hot tub!)
- Advice for emerging leaders in the aikido world.
- Thoughts about developing, supporting, and elevating women practitioners, instructors, and leaders in the aikido world.
- Taking Classes from Kohai: Hendricks Sensei is known for participating in classes led by lower-ranked instructors. We talk with her about her thinking and motivation behind this somewhat unorthodox approach.
- Uchi-Deshi Programs: How to run a relevant and successful uchi-deshi program and what a student who commits to a program can expect.
- The greatest challenge facing the next generation of leaders in the aikido world.
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