patrick cassidy

Patrick Cassidy

Patrick Cassidy is a 6th dan Aikikai Aikido instructor. He is a founder and a Dojo-Cho at Aikido Montreux in Switzerland.

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Morito Suganuma

We’ve met Morito Suganuma Shihan earlier on the site in a post with the warm-ups but he really deserves more… He was born on July 27, 1942, in Fukushima, Japan. He knew about the Aikido from an early age and heard about O-Sensei a few times but only at Asia University in Tokyo, he was able to join a Nobuyoshi Tamura‘s Aikido class. He continued at the Hombu Dojo, where future Sensei was surrounded by the greats with the Morihei Ueshiba as in charge.

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Christian Tissier

Christian Tissier was born on February 7, 1951, in Paris, France. He began aikido at the age of 11 under the Jean-Claude Tavernier in his native city and soon on moved to train under the Mutsuro Nakazono, 7 Dan Aikido Aikikai. In 1968 Christian received a 2nd Dan from Nakazono Sensei and made a plan to go to Japan after.

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Interview with Bruno Gonzalez from Cercle Tissier

Bruno Gonzalez Sensei is a 6 Dan Aikido Aikikai teacher based in Paris, France. He’s a part of the Cercle Tissier Martial Arts School and the same is his teacher’s name. Bruno Gonzalez is known for his organic, dynamic Aikido instructions and unique weapon application. Sensei is one of the few community loves for developing new techniques and styles that fit a modern Aikido world as they were always there.

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Hiroshi Tada

Hiroshi Tada was born on December 13th, 1929 and is the only living 9th Dan Aikido Aikikai holder. He entered Hombu Dojo in 1950 and doing aikido now for 67 years! He was just always there, he knows them all, and seen it all happened and changed with his own eyes.

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