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Component 2: Coming quickly
— PRESENTATION: INTERVIEW ANDRE COGNARD PART 1–.
André Cognard’s aikidoka career began adhering to a revelation, a life-changing encounter with an 8th Dan Aikido educator that would later on become his coach all his life: Kobayashi Hirokazu.
André Cognard dedicated his entire life to Aikido as well as Japanese society, learning the language, customizeds, and traveling to Japan on many occasions.
His devotion as well as his dedication did not stay unanswered from Kobayashi Hirokazu that made André Cognard his student, his adherent, and afterwards his follower.
In 1982, André Cognard created his European school, the Autonomous Academy of Aikido, based on the mentors of his master. After that, in 1997, he ended up being head of the Kobayashi Hirokazu Group International Aikido Research Academy, which shines around the world.
On the fatality of Kobayashi Hirokazu in 1998, André Cognard became the successor of the International Academy and also in 2003 opened the Kobayashi Aikidojo, a dojo committed to the trainings of his master.
Passing through Japan in February 2020, we had the possibility to satisfy him for an intimate as well as unique meeting.
00:00 – Introduction.
00:30 – Can you present on your own?
08:02 – In hindsight, what is Aikido?
14:02 – Can we claim that Aikido is an art of peace because it brings freedom?
16:17 – Moral is usually opposed to impulse. Is Aikido’s ethical structure opposed to humanity?
21:41 – What parallel could we attract in between aikido and postural types such as Taichi which intends to rebalance the body?
25:31 – Is knowing Japanese Culture important to reach a deep understanding of Aikido?
Kobayashi Ryu Aikido Youtube’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/aikidoKAKKHH.
André Cognard’s personal archives.
Aikido Journal’s archives: https://aikidojournal.com/.
Fondement de la méthode des chaines G.D.S: https://www.unitheque.com/fondement-methode-des-chaines-g.d.s/ict-gds/Livre/78967.
Docudrama: “Ikkyo, top principe”: http://www.film-documentaire.fr/4DACTION/w_fiche_film/843_1.
Docudrama: “Aikido dans le désert”.
Director: Jordy Delage.
Modifying: Nicolas Nothum.
Electronic Camera: Jordy Delage, Guillaume Erard.
Translation & Subtitles: Baptiste Tavernier.
Special thanks: Guillaume Ange, Jérôme Marchand, Guillaume Erard, Baptiste Tavernier.
Music: “The Getaway” by Purple Planet Music.
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