Words of experts – Serge Rebois

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Serge Rebois is an expert in Nihon Tai Jitsu and Kyusho Jitsu, an advanced Judo practitioner as well as a Shiatsu therapist. A tireless researcher, he continues to improve, and recently started following the teachings of Paolo Bolaffio. He also authored many DVDs on Shiatsu and Kyusho Jitsu.

First joint Aikido / Aunkai workshop in Hong Kong

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On 3rd June 2018, Aikido Honto Ryu and Seishin Tanren Dojo held for the first time a joint workshop on Aikido and Aunkai. Jerald Tai, 3rd dan Aikido, opened the session with warm up and basic Aikido techniques, explaining thoroughly the principles behind the techniques and the specific role of Uke in them. Jerald covered […]

What can we learn from the masters of the past?

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This article was originally published in French in “Dragon Spécial Aikido” in January 2018. Learning an Asian traditional martial art is not neutral. It places us from day one in a lineage, a tradition of which we are finally only a part. As part of this transmission it is common to refer to two types […]

Aunkai training in Japan

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Going back to Tōkyō for Aunkai training is a favorite of mine, as it’s always a rare occasion to see Akuzawa sensei and his students, feel how their practice evolved and try to grasp a bit more the complexity of Aunkai’s biomechanics.

Training at the Yoseikan dōjō in Shizuoka

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As I spent last week in Japan, I took the opportunity to go to Shizuoka and train at the mythical Gakunan dōjō (better known as Yoseikan dōjō) with Washizu sensei. This dōjō, formerly the dōjō and living place of the famous Mochizuki Minoru is in my opinion one of the landmarks of Japanese martial arts. […]