Category: Haruo Matsuoka

Never Defend

Never Defend

Josh Gold of Ikazuchi Dojo interviews André Cognard (8th dan) for Aikido Journal.…

The Power of Cross-Training

The Power of Cross-Training

Haruo Matsuoka, chief instructor at Ikazuchi Dojo in Irvine has over 85 actively practicing…

It Had to Be Felt: Taking Haruo Matsuoka’s Ukemi

It Had to Be Felt: Taking Haruo Matsuoka’s Ukemi

  Ellis Amdur, an accomplished martial arts master and researcher, asked me…

Internal Power: A Primer

Internal Power: A Primer

  Internal power is one of the most mystical aspects of the martial…

The Farewell Demonstration

The Farewell Demonstration

It's December of 1981 in Osaka, Japan. Steven Seagal Sensei holds a…

Matsuoka and Pranin Discussion Series Part 4

Matsuoka and Pranin Discussion Series Part 4

In the final installment of this interview, Matsuoka Sensei talks about the…

Matsuoka and Pranin Discussion Series Part 3: The Essence of Aiki

Matsuoka and Pranin Discussion Series Part 3: The Essence of Aiki

At the end of the previous section of this discussion, Matsuoka Sensei was…

Matsuoka and Pranin Discussion Series Part 2: Influence of the Masters

Matsuoka and Pranin Discussion Series Part 2: Influence of the Masters

This is part 2 of a discussion series with Haruo Matsuoka Sensei…

Matsuoka & Pranin Discussion Series: Part 1

Matsuoka & Pranin Discussion Series: Part 1

This is part one of an interview series with Matsuoka Sensei, conducted…

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