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...

Interview with Hiroshi Tada, 9th dan, by Stanley Pranin

From Aikido Journal #101 (1994) AJ: Sensei, I understand that you began aikido after entering Waseda University? Tada Sensei: Yes, but because of the war I was unable to enroll in the dojo until March of 1950...

Interview with Minoru Mochizuki: Part 1

The following interview was conducted in the dojo of Minoru Mochizuki Sensei in Shizuoka City on Movember 22, 1982.

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...