Aikido Journal

For over 40 years, Aikido Journal has been an authority on, and champion of, the martial art of aikido. Founded in 1974 (as Aiki News) by Stanley Pranin, Aikido Journal has built and published the world’s most extensive collection of aikido media and research.

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Aikido Journal

For over 40 years, Aikido Journal has been an authority on, and champion of, the martial art of aikido. Founded in 1974 (as Aiki News) by Stanley Pranin, Aikido Journal has built and published the world’s most extensive collection of aikido media and research.

As a subscriber, you'll directly support our work and get on-demand access to our video collection. You'll also get access to special gifts, discounts, and other subscriber benefits.

  • Morihei Ueshiba

    1 Season

  • Christian Tissier

    1 Season

  • Patricia Hendricks

    1 Season

  • Aiki Expo 2005

    1 Season

  • Koichi Tohei

    1 Season

  • Morihiro Saito

    1 Season

  • Shoji Nishio

    1 Season

  • Seigo Yamaguchi

    1 Season

  • Katsuyuki Kondo

    1 Season

  • Stanley Pranin

    1 Season

  • The Friendship Demonstrations

    1 Season

  • A Focus on History

    1 Season

  • Orei | Digital Giftbox

    5 Videos

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  1. Morihei Ueshiba

    1 Season

    Morihei Ueshiba (December 14, 1883 – April 26, 1969) was the founder of Aikido and often referred to as “O-sensei.”

    Ueshiba was an exceptionally talented martial artist and a great innovator. He raised a number of students that rose to become legends in the martial arts world and great leaders in the world of aikido. Ueshiba's revolutionary art of aikido is now practiced in over 100 countries by millions.

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  2. Christian Tissier

    1 Season

    Christian Tissier (born 1951 in Paris, France) was instrumental in spreading the art of aikido in France and is one of the best known European Aikido teachers. He is the first non-Japanese shihan to be awarded the rank of 8th dan, the highest rank now granted in the Aikikai system.

    Tissier started his Aikido training in 1962 as a child in in Paris, and was awarded 2nd dan by Mutsuro Nakazono  before leaving for Tokyo in 1969. He came to the Aik...

  3. Patricia Hendricks

    1 Season

    Patricia Hendricks shihan is a 7th dan aikido teacher and founder of Aikido of San Leandro. She is also the head of division one (the Iwama division) of the California Aikido Association and the first "menkyo kaiden" in Saito's system of aiki-ken and aiki-jo. She is one of the most prominent woman instructors and leaders in the aikido world.

    Hendricks spent more than 7 years as an uchideshi, living in dojos, primarily in Iwama, Japan under Mori...

  4. Aiki Expo 2005

    1 Season

    The third and final Aiki Expo, a revolutionary series of seminars organized and led by Stanley Pranin. High-level instructors from a range of martial arts joined together for this landmark event in 2005. This collection currently contains only a portion of the demos. Additional 2005 Aiki Expo content will made available soon.

  5. Koichi Tohei

    1 Season

    Koichi Tohei (January 20, 1920 – May 19, 2011) was aikido's first 10th dan and served as Chief Instructor of Hombu Dojo (the Aikido World Headquarters) for many years.

    He later founded the Ki Society and its style of aikido, officially Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido (literally "aikido with mind and body unified"), commonly known as Ki-Aikido.

    Tohei first met O-sensei at age 20 in 1940 already possessing extensive judo experience. He became Ueshiba...

  6. Morihiro Saito

    1 Season

    Morihiro Saito (March 31, 1928-May 13, 2002), 9th Dan, was Chief Instructor of the Iwama Dojo and one of the closest students of the founder. Saito's style of aikido is often referred to as "Iwama aikido." 

    Building a worldwide student base, Saito’s practice of aikido spanned 56 years, from the age of 18, when he first met aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba, until his dealth in 2002.

    Prior to joining Ueshiba as a live-in student (uchideshi) in ...

  7. Shoji Nishio

    1 Season

    Shoji Nishio (December 5, 1927 – March 15, 2005) held the rank of 8th Dan from the Aikikai. He joined Aikikai Hombu Dojo in 1951 and began to teach around 1955. He was known as one of the great technical masters of the art of aikido and as a mentor possessing great integrity, honor, and moral character.

    Nishio studied and excelled in many martial arts. In addition to his aikido training, he studied judo (6th dan), karate (5th dan ), iaido (7t...

  8. Seigo Yamaguchi

    1 Season

    Seigo Yamaguchi (1924 - 1996) was a 9th dan aikido master. Some consider him as one of the most prolific teacher at Aikikai Hombu Dojo before he was sent to Burma in 1958. His personal students included Seishiro Endo, Yoshinobu Takeda, Ichiro Shibata and Christian Tissier.

    After his early education, Seigo Yamaguchi entered the navy where he was trained to carry out a kamikaze suicide mission but was saved by the end of the World War II. He wa...

  9. Katsuyuki Kondo

    1 Season

    Katsuyuki Kondō was born in Tokyo in 1945. He began his training in Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu under one of Takeda Sokaku's leading students, Hosono Tsunejiro, and in 1961 he received the first instruction from Takeda Tokimune at Hosono's dojo.

    Later he became student of Yoshida Kotaro, who had been a Representative Instructor (kyoju dairi) under Takeda Sokaku. In July of 1966 Kondo became a direct student of Takeda Tokimune and from that time he be...

  10. Stanley Pranin

    1 Season

    Stanley Pranin (1945-2017) was the founder and editor-in-chief of Aikido Journal (formerly Aiki News). A researcher and archivist of aikido, he created a vast collection of stories, interviews, videos, and analyses. Stanley Pranin was a highly influential and pioneering figure in the aikido world. He pursued a life path of relentless discovery and efforts to promote and elevate the art of aikido.

    Pranin originally began practicing aikido in Ca...

  11. The Friendship Demonstrations

    1 Season

    In April 1985, Stanley Pranin organized the first Aiki News Friendship Demonstration in Tokyo, commemorating the anniversary of O-Sensei’s passing.

    Six aikido masters participated in the event. The list of the masters are: Shoji Nishio, 8th dan; Morihiro Saito, 9th dan; Kanshu Sunadomari, 9th dan; Mitsugi Saotome, Yasuo Kobayashi, Yoshio Kroiwa.

    These six teachers had an opportunity to express their training philosophies, and display thei...

  12. A Focus on History

    1 Season

    A series of short video lectures in which Stanley Pranin tells fascinating stories and describes the historical importance behind rare photographs or documents related to the art of aikido and its Founder.

  13. Orei | Digital Giftbox

    5 Videos

    Downloads Available Until December 15

    As a token of appreciation for supporting our efforts, we're pleased to give this digital gift box to our AikidoJournal.TV subscribers.