Kiai as a Safety Factor in Training

An interesting perspective on kiai and audio vs. visual perception times from Tom Collings, a long time colleague of Stanley Pranin and veteran aikidoka. Tom began martial arts training with karate in the...

Why the World Needs Aikido, A Millennial’s Perspective

This editorial is written by Christina Kelly, a 30-year-old practitioner who began her aikido journey six months ago. Christina, a Harvard graduate, has written editorial for leading media companies such as...

Continuing the Tradition

Cover image: Christian Tissier at the Aiki Expo with Mikhail Ryabko, founder of Systema. Many would agree that the Aiki Expo seminars, produced by Aikido Journal, were some of the most impactful events in the...

Interview with Shoji Nishio (1984), Part 1 by Stanley Pranin

The following is a two-part interview of Shoji Nishio Sensei, a well-known 8th dan sensei instructing in the Tokyo area. The interview was held on May 22, 1983 in Tokyo.

The “Co-founder of Aikido” Ignored by History by Stanley Pranin

After World War II, a small group of martial artists centered around a man named Noriaki Inoue was active in Tokyo practicing a little known martial art called Shinwa Taido. This oddity would be largely...

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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...