Podcast: Bruce Bookman on Self-Defense

In this new podcast episode, Bruce Bookman Sensei talks about his early techincal influcences including Yoshimitsu Yamada, Kazuo Chiba and Kisshomaru Ueshiba. He also shares his thoughts on self-defense and...

The Journey to Black Belt

Aikido Journal speaks with Coralie Camilli, a Paris resident who recently tested for shodan (1st degree black belt) under Christian Tissier. In this short interview, Coralie shares her training approach, and...

Introducing Aikido Extensions with Bruce Bookman

Aikido Journal is proud to announce our newest instructional course: “Aikido Extensions with Bruce Bookman,” releasing July 18. Bruce Bookman Sensei has 48 years of aikido experience, nearly 25 years of...

International Seminar to Celebrate Aikido Kyoto’s 15th Anniversary

While international aikido seminars are fairly common in the rest of the world, they are somewhat of a rarity in Japan. Indeed, except for the Congresses of the International Aikido Federation, which are held...

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...

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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...