The Politician – Interview with Karl Leisinger

by SIMONE CHIERCHINI - This interview with Dr Karl Friedrich Leisinger, then president of the European Aikido Federation, was realised by Simone Chierchini in 1989. Leisinger's words capture in a precise and almost prophetic way causes and effects of the imminent collapse of the system based on large national Aikikai organisations and the Aikikai Hombu Dojo support to resident Shihans


Il Politico – Intervista a Karl Leisinger

di SIMONE CHIERCHINI - Questa intervista al Dott. Karl Friedrich Leisinger, allora presidente dell'European Aikido Federation, fu realizzata da Simone Chierchini nel 1989. Le parole di Leisinger colgono in modo preciso e quasi profetico le cause e gli effetti dell'imminente crollo del sistema basato sulle grandi organizzazioni nazionali Aikikai e sul supporto dell'Aikikai Hombu Dojo agli Shihan residenti

Giorgio Veneri: My Point of View on Traditional Aikido

The following is a transcript of an interview with one of the greatest European Aikido teachers of all time, Giorgio Veneri, taped after his seminar in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland in 1998. In this interview Veneri Sensei airs his disdain towards those who claim to be the true keepers of the Founder's Aikido, claiming instead that… Continua a leggere Giorgio Veneri: My Point of View on Traditional Aikido