Christian Tissier Sensei: “An Aikido Odyssey”

One of the world’s leading Aikido instructors featured on an exciting DVD from Aikido Journal! Christian Tissier has achieved what few other non-Japanese teachers have–recognition as an equal by the Japanese headquarters school.

We would like to call to your attention our outstanding DVD featuring one of Aikido’s top instructors, Christian Tissier of France. This one-of-a-kind DVD presents an in-depth look at the life and art of one of Aikido’s preeminent masters, Christian Tissier, 7th dan.

Having begun Aikido as a boy in France in 1962, Tissier spent eight years in Japan at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo training with many of the art’s top masters. On his return to his native France, he brought back a new kind of Aikido that soon captured the imagination of the Aikido world in his country and practitioners throughout Europe. Tissier is at present the leading figure in the FFAAA organization, one of France’s two large Aikido associations.

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We are especially proud of this DVD because it affords an intimate view of the art and thinking of one of the most skilled and innovative of Aikido instructors active today. Christian Tissier lent his full cooperation to Aikido Journal while participating in Aiki Expo 2005 held in Los Angeles. Great attention was paid to detail in the editing and production of this DVD in order to bring it to an international audience. Tissier’s instruction, demonstrations, and interview are presented in bilingual format for the benefit of English and French-speaking viewers.

Visit Christian Tissier’s Official Website in Paris, France


  1. JAMES LAVIN says:

    This was great! He moved like air.

    Thank you.


  2. Tissier Sensei probably could have been a great athlete in some sport(s). Either way, his timing and direction look incredible to me. I recommend this DVD, especially because Sensei has so much charisma and smoothness in his Aikido.

    Pranin Sensei’s French pretty much matches Tissier Sensei’s, and that was a fun surprise. Being as how I don’t know that languague, I was concerned at first. Then I found the features for English and/or English subtitles. I would probably recommend it mostly to medium white belts through all black belt levels. Brand new beginners might learn much from it, but mainly if they have at least first gained some knowledge of the basics.

  3. I just received my DVD yesterday… Had a little time to look it over today… only about a quarter of the way… Great DVD, Stan! Much to learn from it!

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