Never Defend

Josh Gold of Ikazuchi Dojo interviews André Cognard (8th dan) for Aikido Journal. Cognard Sensei talks about the technique and philosophy of his teacher, Hirokazu Kobayashi (1929-1998), a direct student of the founder of aikido, and coincidentally one of Haruo Matsuoka Sensei’s teachers for a short period of time at the beginning of his aikido journey. Kobayashi Sensei taught at what later became Tenshin Dojo in Osaka, Japan.

Josh Gold with André Cognard at Ikazuchi Dojo

Read the interview on Aikido Journal here.


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