Aikido and Bokken mini-seminar organized by Aikikai Paris-Batignolles, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm, ain Gymnase Clichy-Batignolles, 36 rue Mstislav Rostropovitch, Paris 75017. A brand new facility, still unspoiled, glimmering dojo !
Unfortunately, the weapons training course scheduled for December 20 is cancelled due to work on the building housing the dojo.
Here is the second part of Chiba Kazuo Sensei writings on his first years as an uchideshi in Hombu Dojo, then as an instructor in England before his return to Japan. This second part includes in fact three episodes relating the long sea trip that was to take him, in 1966, from the port of … Continue reading Chiba Sensei, a story of a life in to Aikido – 2nd Part
I left the port of Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, on March 28, 1966, on a six-week voyage across the sea to England. I was the sole passenger in the first-class cabin on board the Al-Sabbiyah (“Little Princess” in Arabic) – a 35,751-ton Kuwaiti oil tanker that was leased to a British company based in Newcastle, … Continue reading Part II – En route to Great-Britain – No.1
Newcastle Aikikai, Hamilton, New South Wales, Australia A whole week of intensive practice of Aikido, bokken, jo and Iaido in Australia. December in Australia is Summer time. The heat is intense. It’s gonna be hot ! For more information visit Newcastle Aikikai Facebook page
Good morning, everyone, From October 2019, I will publish a series of articles written by Chiba Sensei himself about the story of his life in the world of Aikido. The original text is in English (to be read in the English version of the site) and the French translation has been done by me. A … Continue reading Chiba Sensei, a story of a life in to Aikido
In early 1957, when I was a Judo student, I got myself involved in a personal duel with a kendo man. He beat me up severely, without my even being able to touch his body. The experience taught me an important lesson as a martial artist: As long as I relied on grabbing an opponent, … Continue reading Part I: The Hombu Dojo Years
T. K. Chiba Shihan passed away on June 5th, 2015, in his house in San Diego, the most southern city of the State of California near the Mexican border, where he had lived since 1981. His demise marked the end of a distinctive idea of Aikido and of the way if not to teach it, … Continue reading T. K. Chiba Shihan – A Life in Aikido
A little late in the announcement, sorry. Note that the following session will be held on November 15. These courses are open to all, whatever your level. Don't forget to bring bokken, jo and tanto.
Four hours of training on Saturday in Viriat (close to Bourg-en-Bresse) and two hours on Sunday in Bourg-en-Bresse. All you need to know is here : http://www.aikido-club-de-bourg-en-bresse.com/accueil_012.htm