Short Vids | Under 10 min

  • Iriminage

  • Kotegaeshi

  • Shihonage

  • Black Belt Essentials: Weapons Highlights

  • An Introduction to Koichi Tohei

    This video was produced for our updated Ki Aikido course with Koichi Tohei.

  • Stanley Pranin: The Essence of Aiki

    Stanley Pranin discusses his thoughts on the essence of Aiki in this short discussion segment.

  • Patricia Hendricks Cinematic Demo

    A cinematic trailer for Aikido Journal Academy's upcoming Black Belt Essentials course. Preorder now at:

    http://aikidojournal.com/bbessentials

  • A Focus on History: Ep. 3 Morihei's Jodori

    This is Episode 3 of a three-part historical series. Narrated by Stanley Pranin, this episode provides details related to a photo of an indoor jodori demonstration by Morihei Ueshiba. His uke is Kishomaru Ueshiba, the future Doshu.

  • Christian Tissier: On Revitalizing Aikido

    This is the first installment of a multi-part interview with Christian Tissier Shihan. Tissier Sensei talks with Aikido Journal about the health of aikido and what we can do to revitalize the practice and growth of the art. Along with the video of the interview segment, we've summarized Tissier ...

  • Kisshomaru Ueshiba Demo: 1964

    This private demonstration led by Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba took place at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in 1964. KAzuo Chiba, uke.

  • Shihonage>Sankyo (Henka-waza)

    Sample module from Aikido Extensions with Bruce Bookman.

    Full course available here: https://academy.aikidojournal.com/p/Aikido-Extensions

  • Course Overview: Aikido Extensions

    Sample module from Aikido Extensions with Bruce Bookman.

    Full course available here: https://academy.aikidojournal.com/p/Aikido-Extensions

  • Stanley Pranin: On the post-war Aikikai

    Stanley Pranin discusses the post-war Aikikai during a Q&A session in 2016. This was one of the last of such events Pranin Sensei led before his passing in 2017.

  • Morihiro Saito 1974 San Francisco Seminar: Part 1

    This long-lost film was made in 1974 in San Francisco and Oakland, California on the occasion of Morihiro Saito’s first American seminar. He was 46 years old and in his prime and traveling abroad for the first time. Saito Sensei made a lasting impression for his technical and teaching skills and ...

  • The Left Jab to Kotegaeshi

    Sample module from Aikido Extensions with Bruce Bookman.

    Full course available here: https://academy.aikidojournal.com/p/Aikido-Extensions

  • Morihiro Saito 1974 San Francisco Seminar: Part 2

    This long-lost film was made in 1974 in San Francisco and Oakland, California on the occasion of Morihiro Saito’s first American seminar. He was 46 years old and in his prime and traveling abroad for the first time. Saito Sensei made a lasting impression for his technical and teaching skills and ...

  • Christian Tissier: 2005 Technical Demo

    A special demonstration by Christian Tissier Shihan filmed during 2005 Aiki Expo in French with English subtitles.
    Do you do tenkan out of habit? Are there any other directions you can move to execute a technique? Tissier Shihan explores and explains different approaches to various attacks in t...

  • Stanley Pranin Instruction at San Leandro

    An excerpt from a class with Stan at Aikido of San Leandro (Patricia Hendricks Shihan's dojo) in 2014. Stan explores key differences between modern aikido and O-Sensei's early aikido.

  • Patricia Hendricks Demonstration: 2017

    On July 15th and 16th, 2017 Aikido Journal invited Patricia Hendricks Shihan to Ikazuchi Dojo for an interview and video shoot. We used a small part of the action footage we recorded to put together this 3-minute demo, which showcases Hendricks Sensei's aikido in 4K HD video and incorporates an o...

  • A Focus on History: Ep. 1 Morihei's Kyoju-Dairi (Daito-ryu)

    This is Episode 1 of a three-part historical series. In this video, Stan Pranin translates Morihei Ueshiba's Daito-ryu teaching certificate, or "Kyoju-Dairi," issued by Sokaku Takeda. Mr. Pranin explains the historical importance of the certificate.

  • 2005 Aiki Expo: Koji Yoshida, Nishio Aikido

    Koji Yoshida Shihan (7th Dan Aikikai) is also 7th dan in Musoshinden-ryu Iaido and 7th dan in Nishio-ryu Toho Iaido.

    This demonstration represents the art and essence of Nishio Aikido and includes Tai-jutsu, Kentaiken (kumitachi), and Kentaijo (boken against jo).

  • 2005 Aiki Expo: Bruce Bookman, Tenzan Aikido

  • A Focus on History: Ep. 2 Mongolian Expedition

    This is Episode 2 of a three-part historical series. Narrated by Stanley Pranin, this episode provides background information on a photo of Morihei Ueshiba and Masazumi Matsumura taken during O-Sensei's failed (but adventurous) 1924 Mongolian Expedition.

  • Christian Tissier: On the Evolution of Aikido

    This is the third installment of Aikido Journal’s interview with Christian Tissier Shihan. In this segment, Tissier Sensei shares his perspective on the evolution of the art of aikido. Along with the video of the interview segment, we've summarized Tissier Sensei's key points and our conclusions ...