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Micheline TISSIER – Aikido Interview

Micheline TISSIER – Aikido Interview

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Aikido documentary and interview with Micheline Tissier, 6th Dan Aikikai filmed during the 12th International Aikido Federation Congress and Seminar held in the city of Takasaki, Japan, in Semptember 2016. Micheline Tissier is one of the most senior women aikidoka in the world.

— SUMMARY —
0:00 – Start
0:47 – How did you start Aikido?
3:24 – You could have changed your visa, why did you stick with Aikido?
4:29 – How was your everyday life in Japan?
6:39 – Did you experience any difficulty?
08:23 – Did you ever consider settling in Japan for good?,
09:27 – You were young when you came to Japan, did the country influence the adult that you have become?
13:23 – In hindsight, would you do anything differently?
14:46 – Are there things that you discourage your students from doing?
15:52 – Do you see yourself in different generations of students?
16:56 – How did you realize you wanted to become an Aikido teacher?
18:55 – Do you teach differently compared the way you learned in Japan?
20:17 – Do you feel a sense of responsibility?
21:18 – After all these years, do you consider Christian Tissier as your teacher?
22:01 – Do you teach the same way when Christian Tissier is here to watch?
22:42 – Is there a point when you thought: “Now I can do thing on my way”?
24:44 – Christian Tissier told me that some of his students got stuck in one phase of his evolution, did you?
26:24 – Did other teachers influence you?
26:56 – You once told me that your main duty was to teach Christian Tissier’s Aikido, do you still feel the same way?
29:46 – Did you consider loosing the name “Tissier” to gain more freedom?
30:28 – Do you encourage your students to cross-train in other martial arts?
32:07 – The Aikido population shrinks and gets older, haw can we retain beginners in Aikido?
34:00 – What do you do in the the classes to appeal beginners?
36:59 – Is such intensity necessary to reach excellence?
39:33 – Aikido is supposed to make people better; does it?

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French: Odilon Regnard
Korean: Sung Juhwan
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