The Heroes of Aikido Journal

Since immersing myself in the Aikido Journal archives and spending time with the journal’s massive community, I’ve become increasingly awed by Stan’s contribution to the art of aikido. He built something truly important that can serve us for generations to come. While it is unquestionable that Stan dedicated his life to this endeavor, it also would not

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Pre-Launch Update: The New Aikido Journal

We’re now deep into production on the new Aikido Journal and wanted to provide the community with a pre-launch update. Key Updates Email is now online: All Aikido Journal email addresses are now active. If you have a support issue or just want to say hi, you can email us here. If you sent an email

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The Reboot Begins

After six months of spending time with the community, listening, learning, and observing, we’ve formulated a plan for the future. We’re now ready to begin rebuilding Aikido Journal to best serve the community. This post outlines our vision for Aikido Journal, touches on elements of our high level strategy, and finally, outlines a short-term execution plan that

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Aikido Journal Begins Again

The End of an Era In January 2017, I was contacted late at night by one of Stanley Pranin’s close friends. Stan had fallen ill with serious pain and was taken for medical treatment. He told his friend that if anything happened to him, he should contact me about Aikido Journal. Stan was soon after

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Wielding The Blade: A Photo Journal

If you play video games, you know Blizzard Entertainment. If you don’t, please allow us a brief introduction. Blizzard is one of the world’s leading interactive entertainment companies. Their titles include Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Diablo, Starcraft, and Heroes of the Storm. Consistently appearing on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list,

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Patricia Hendricks Photo Journal: The Arrival

Later this week, we’ll release the first part of Aikido Journal’s interview with Patricia Hendricks Sensei (7th dan). Our weekend with her was filled with moments of insight, inspiration, and surprise. We’re excited to release the finished action and interview videos, but we also want to share the behind-the-scenes moments. We’ve received such enthusiastic feedback

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Patricia Hendricks Demo: A Case Study in Collaboration

On July 15th and 16th, Aikido Journal invited Patricia Hendricks Shihan (7th dan) down to Ikazuchi Dojo for an interview and video shoot. We used a small part of the action footage we recorded to put together this video. This 3-minute demo showcases Hendricks Sensei’s aikido in 4K HD video and incorporates an original score composed

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Christian Tissier: On the Evolution of Aikido

This is the third installment of Aikido Journal’s interview with Christian Tissier Shihan (8th dan.) In this segment, Tissier Sensei shares his perspective on the evolution of the art of aikido. Along with the video, we’ve summarized Tissier Sensei’s key points and our thoughts in this article.  An Art Always Has an Evolution Tissier Sensei

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Christian Tissier: Lessons from the Master

This is the second installment of Aikido Journal’s interview with Christian Tissier Shihan (8th dan.). In this interview segment, Tissier Sensei shares insights from his own personal aikido journey. Along with the video, we’ve summarized Tissier Sensei’s key points and our thoughts in this article.  I believe the three concepts Tissier shares here, while beneficial for

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