Daito-ryu Isn’t Just Hard Aikido: An Interview with Roy Goldberg

Roy Goldberg is one of the highest-ranked Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu practitioners outside of Japan and the senior student of Hayao Kiyama Shihan, the President and Chief Instructor of North American Daito Ryu...

A Closer Look Into the Connection Between Takuma Hisa and Hirokazu Kobayashi

Aikido Journal has been a leading source for historical information on the martial art of aikido for over 40 years. Stanley Pranin, our founder, dedicated much of his life to researching and documenting the...

Don’t Cut the Person with your Sword: Philip Greenwood on Nishio and Aikido Philosophy

Philip Greenwood Sensei is the chief instructor and co-founder of Greenwood Aikido in Temecula, California as well as the president of the Nishikaze Aikido Society of America, a 501(c)(3) non-profit public...

The Surprising Origins of Budo: An Interview with Guillaume Erard

Guillaume Erard (born April 13, 1981) is a French biologist and budo instructor living and working in Tokyo, Japan. He began practicing judo at the age of six, then started aikido at fifteen in the group of...

“Interview with Katsuyuki Kondo (1),” by Stanley Pranin

Born in Tokyo in 1945, Katsuyuki Kondo, Sensei first learned Daito-ryu while still a child from Tsunejiro Hosono of the Shineikan dojo. He began studying under Tokimune Takeda Soke in 1961 and under Kotaro...

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