Hi everyone, I see that there is quite a lot of discussion going on at the moment on the first steps of Aikido in Europe so I thought that I would share with you some of the material in my possession.
I have started to translate into English a series of articles written by André Nocquet Sensei, the first foreign uchi deshi of O Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. The two first are:
- The strength of the Japanese spirit
- Principles and Techniques of Aikido
I also put on-line some archive footage shot by André Nocquet himself whilst in Japan
, some of which I made available to Stanley Pranin for his latest DVD on Koichi Tohei. Well worth a look.
I will put more material on-line as soon as I translate and edit it so keep an eye on this page
Also, if you have comments or corrections to make (especially on the English), don't hesitate to contact me.
All the best