Posts Tagged ‘Jacques Payet’

  • Support Local Film!

    By: kansaiscene • In: News • On: Jun 01, 2015

    KS’s June cover feature last year was on the legendary Aikido master Jacques Payet who studied under the great Gozo Shioda, a master of aikido who founded a style known as Yoshinkan. Payet now runs his own dojo in Kyoto and martial artists the world over come to Japan to meet him and learn under him. Kenji Lee, a filmmaker living in Kyoto, is undertaking an ambitious independent film project about the life of Jacques Payet. “I’ve watched as he’s inspired so many people…It’s about time to share this man’s story with the world,” Lee

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  • Aikido: The Martial Art of Peace and One Man’s Destiny

    By: Celia Polkinghorne • In: Feature, Featured • On: Jun 01, 2014

    Aikido: The Martial Art of Peace and One Man’s Destiny

    One day in September 1980, a 22-year-old Jacques Payet travelled from France to Japan in search of one of aikido’s greatest masters. A pivotal moment of serendipity awaited him

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