The Last Swordsman: The Yoshio Sugino Story, Part 1

Yoshio Sugino, swordsman of Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu, is respected worldwide as one of the elder statesmen in the world of Japanese kobujutsu (classical martial arts). Born in 1904, his life has...

Why Aikido is Great for Women

Christina Kelly is an editor for Aikido Journal and has practiced aikido for about a year, currently holding the rank of fourth kyu. She is a professional writer and editor specializing in video games and...

One Year Update: The New Aikido Journal

One year ago, the new Aikido Journal was born. After our founder’s passing and a period of mourning and reflection, we reached out to the aikido community to get guidance and feedback on how we could...

The Thrill of Tameshigiri

Important Note: Tameshigiri is a highly disciplined art that involves intensive training and stringent safety practices. Please do not attempt to wield a sword without proper training and/or supervision. It...

Matsuoka and Yamaki: The Power of Cross-Training

Haruo Matsuoka holds the rank of 6th dan in aikido and has over 40 years of aikido experience. Matsuoka is chief instructor at Ikazuchi Dojo in Irvine, CA and Culver City Aikido in Los Angeles, CA and has over...

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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...

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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...