Saturday, November 7, 2009

French aikido instructor Andre Nocquet

One of the folks I've been interested lately is the late French aikido instructor André Nocquet. There's a series of ten or more videos on YouTube from one of his last clinics. This particular  video which features, among other things, some lovely technique against bokken and using a jo which he then extends into empty hand techniques (we don't spend much time with weapons in aikido, which may or may not be a good thing). There's also some interesting, non-shindo muso ryu jodo versus bokken work that I'd never seen.

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