== Recent Posts ==

  • Interview with Michio Hikitsuchi Sensei, Aikido 10th Dan by Laurin Herr and Tim Detmer (0) “What I learned directly from O-Sensei is that the spirit of creating world peace comes before waza. Without that spirit, our Aikido cannot progress.” Sensei, when did you meet O-Sensei? I first met O-Sensei about eight years after he started teaching in a warehouse in Shingu. That was 65 years ago, when I was 14 years ...
  • An Overview of Koichi Tohei’s Early Aikido Career by Stanley Pranin (4) “Who is Koichi Tohei and why is he so important to an understanding of the development of aikido?” In May, 1974, an event occurred that shook the roots of the aikido world to its very foundations. It was then that Koichi Tohei, the chief instructor of the Aikikai Hombu Dojo, resigned from his post ...
  • Interview with Morihei Ueshiba and Kisshomaru Ueshiba (2) “True budo means to win over yourself and eliminate the fighting heart of the enemy.” A: When I was a college student my philosophy professor showed us a portrait of a famous philosopher, and now I am struck by his resemblance to you, Sensei. O-Sensei: I see. Maybe I should have entered into the field of philosophy ...
  • Interview with Pat Hendricks by Ikuko Kimura (0) “I know that Saito Sensei didn’t treat me any differently just because I was a woman. He judged me from a neutral place. That’s what I loved about him.” Ikuko Kimura: How are you enjoying the Expo? Pat Hendricks: This is more than I ever expected, there is so much talent here, not just the teachers, who ...
  • Free download: Stanley Pranin’s “Aikido Chronological Chart” (14) “O-Sensei’s elite cadre of collaborators who forged today’s Aikido” Stanley Pranin’s beautiful  “Aikido Chronological Chart” may be downloaded by all members of the Aikido Journal Members Site — both free and paid — as a pdf file. This carefully researched chart contains photographs and capsule biographies of some 70 of the best-known disciples of Aikido Founder ...

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