Yoseikan Aikido – L’École Qui Ne Connaissait Pas Dōshu

par ADRIANO AMARI - L'école Yōseikan exprime le principe qu'il faut connaître le passé pour comprendre le présent. Il est nécessaire de savoir où et comment les techniques ont été générées et, en les rendant utiles à l'époque contemporaine, cette prise de conscience ne doit pas être perdue. Minoru Mochizuki sensei croyait qu'Aikidō après Ō Sensei idéalisait trop les techniques et les déconnectait du contenu martial efficace

Scuole di Daito-Ryu in Italia

di PASQUALE MAZZOTTA - Ultimamente si è fatto un gran parlare di Daito-Ryu, essendo questa la disciplina che più di ogni altra, ha contribuito alla nascita dell’ AiKi-Do ed essendo stato il Fondatore Morihei Ueshiba uno dei principali allievi di Sokaku Takeda

The Phenomenologist – Interview with Ellis Amdur

by SIMONE CHIERCHINI - Ellis Amdur is a renowned martial arts researcher and a teacher in two different surviving Koryu. His books on Aikido and Budo are considered unique in that he uses his personal, often shocking or outrageous, experiences as illustrations of the principles he writes about, but he is also backed by solid research and experience in the field. "The Phenomenologist" is no exception: it is a distillation of Ellis Amdur's thoughts, insights and opinions on Aikido and Budo. "The Phenomenologist" has achieved considerable success in its Italian version, also published by Aikido Italia Network Publishing. Here you can read an excerpt of the book, which can be ordered in its full version on amazon.com in both paper and Kindle format

The Martialist – Interview with Antonino Certa

by SIMONE CHIERCHINI - Antonino Certa spent 55 years of his life training and teaching some of the main Japanese martial arts. He was part of the pioneers' era of Aikido in Italy and practised Aikido for over 30 years, until in 1991 his pursuit of martiality led him to Abashiri and to the discovery of the complex and fascinating world of Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu. Today Certa Shihan is a reference figure for Daito in Italy and the world, having taught in 11 countries and shared practice with hundreds of fellow tatami mates. His uncommon position as an expert in both Aikido and Daito-Ryu makes his experience particularly interesting

Il Marzialista – Intervista ad Antonino Certa

di SIMONE CHIERCHINI - Antonino Certa ha trascorso 55 anni della sua vita ad allenarsi e a insegnare alcune delle maggiori arti marziali giapponesi. Ha fatto parte dell'epoca dei pionieri dell'Aikido in Italia, praticando Aikido per oltre 30 anni, finché nel 1991 la sua ricerca di marzialità lo portò ad Abashiri e alla scoperta del complesso e affascinante mondo del Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu. Oggi Certa Shihan è una figura di riferimento per il Daito in Italia e nel mondo, avendo insegnato in 11 nazioni e condiviso la pratica con centinaia di compagni di tatami. La sua non comune posizione di esperto tanto di Aikido che di Daito-ryu rende la sua esperienza particolarmente interessante

Sokaku Takeda Attraverso gli Occhi degli Abitanti di Shirataki

di CRISTOPHER LI - Questo articolo è la traduzione in italiano di un racconto steso in giapponese da Masashi Kubota (久保田雅士), un praticante di Aikido che correntemente risiede nel villaggio di Shirataki nell'Hokkaido. Presenta una serie di ricordi dell'insegnante di Morihei Ueshiba, Sokaku Takeda, attraverso gli occhi dei locali abitanti di Shirataki

Aikido Yoseikan – The School That Didn’t Know Doshu

by ADRIANO AMARI - The Yōseikan school asserts that it is necessary to know the past to understand the present. We need to know where and how the techniques were produced and, in making them useful for our contemporary times, we must not lose this awareness. Minoru Mochizuki sensei believed that Aikidō after Ō Sensei excessively idealized the techniques and disconnected them from the martial content of effectiveness

Ueshiba’s Martial Arts Career Before Aikido Was Born

by SIMONE CHIERCHINI - If we were to believe a priori to the websites of various Aikido organisations around the world, O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba would have studied "different martial arts during his lifetime" and received "certificates of mastery in different styles of jujitsu, fencing and combat spear "and so on. Are we sure that this is true? Or is it the umpteenth post-mortem fabrication?