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01-09-2014, 05:05 PM

Here's a video clip of Christian Tissier (7th dan) teaching in Dartford, UK in 2012.

What are your thoughts on this video?

-- Jun

01-10-2014, 02:47 AM
There are some differences between what he is doing and the style I practice but I enjoy watching his videos very much.

I cannot help loving the grace and relaxed effectiveness of his aikido. He possess a sense of timing and an ability to look competent and in control without ever being threatening or aggressive which I find is a key element in the type of Aikido I am pursuing.

As an example of a person who embodies Aikido in a good way and who can be studied via YouTube - II tend to push my students towards Tissier rather than Seagal. They both have a talent for creating a persona - but I can much better relate to the persona (and Aikido style) of Tissier.

One more thing: next time he comes to UK - please let me know :)

Cliff Judge
01-10-2014, 08:35 AM
Tissier Sensei is like a conductor, expertly guiding the performance of some of the best ukemi in the world.

Joe Bowen
01-10-2014, 12:06 PM
I liked it.

03-01-2014, 02:59 PM
One more thing: next time he comes to UK - please let me know :)Hope this isn't too short notice! :)