Christian Tissier

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Christian Tissier (born 1951 in Paris, France) is one of the best known European Aikido teachers, who pioneered the art in France.[1] He started training in Aikido as a child in 1962, and trained under Mutsuro Nakazono in Paris until he left for Tokyo in 1969. He came to Aikikai Hombu Dojo as an 18 year old, and trained there for seven years. Among the teachers that have inspired him are Seigo Yamaguchi, Kisaburo Osawa and the second doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba. While training at hombu dojo, he taught French language at a school and Institut Franco-japonais de Tokyo.[2]

He received 7th dan in 1998,[3] and is among the handful of westerners who have been given the title Shihan by the Aikikai.

He is a founding member of the Fédération Française d'Aïkido Aïkibudo et Affinitaires (FFAAA or 2F3A) which was created in 1983. He is also a member of the technical college (Collège Technique) in charge of the Dan grades examination and of the awarding of teaching certifications: Brevet d'Etat and Brevet Fédéral. These examinatons take place jointly with members of the other federation, the Fédération Française d'Aïkido et de Budo (FFAB), within the Union des Fédérations d'Aïkido (UFA).[4]

Works[edit]

Books:

  • Aikido Fondamental. Sedirep, Boulogne 1988 (1979) ISBN 2-901551-10-6
  • Aikido Fondamental - Tome 2: Culture et Traditions. Sedirep, Boulogne; 1995 (1981) ISBN 2-901551-00-9
  • Aikido Fondamental - Tome 3: Aiki-jo: Techniques de Bâton. Sedirep, Boulogne; 1991 (1983) ISBN 2-901551-17-3
  • Aikido - Initiation. Sedirep, Boulogne; 1995 (1983) ISBN 2-901551-14-9
  • Aikido Fondamental - Tome 4: Techniques avancées. Sedirep, Boulogne; 1995 (1987) ISBN 2-901551-40-8
  • Aikido - Progression technique du 6ème Kyu au 1er Dan. Sedirep, Boulogne; 1996 (1990) ISBN 2-901551-57-2

Videos:

  • Aikiken- Bokken- Kenjutsu- mes choix pour l'étude du Ken
  • Aikido - Progression technique du 6ème Kyu au 1er Dan.

DVDs:

  • Principes et applications - Volume 1 : immobilisations
  • Principes et applications - Volume 2 : projections
  • Principes et applications - Coffret : immobilisations et projections
  • Variations et applications

Mobile Apps

  • Christian Tissier - Aikido App

References[edit]

  1. ^ "L'Aïkido, art de la non-violence" (subscription required). Le Monde. 7 March 2004. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Portrait de Christian TISSIER
  3. ^ "Aïkido : rencontre avec Christian Tissier, 7e dan". La Voix du Nord. 19 December 2008. Retrieved 26 May 2010. 
  4. ^ aikido.fr Technical College

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