Video: Interview with André Nocquet, 8th Dan (English subtitles)

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This is an audio interview — supplemented by many wonderful historical photos — of André Nocquet. Nocquet was the first foreign aikido student to live and train at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo in the mid-1950s. He learned directly from Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba and the senior instructors at the Aikikai. Nocquet describes his stay in Japanese and experiences at the Hombu Dojo and his recollections of Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei. He was one of the pioneers of aikido in his native France and Europe, and had a broad influence in the early development of aikido there over several decades.

This is an audio interview — supplemented by many wonderful historical photos — of André Nocquet. Nocquet was the first foreign aikido student to live and train at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo in the mid-1950s. He learned directly from Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba and the senior instructors at the Aikikai. Nocquet describes his stay in Japanese and experiences at the Hombu Dojo and his recollections of Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei. He was one of the pioneers of aikido in his native France and Europe, and had a broad influence in the early development of aikido there over several decades.

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