Aikido Journal hiring 2-3 transcription assistants for Pat Hendricks aikido course project


“Pat Hendricks Sensei is among the highest ranked female instructors in the Aikikai Hombu Dojo system!”

Received 7th dan award from Aikido Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba in 2012

Pat Hendricks received 7th dan from
Aikido Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba in 2012

Aikido Journal is looking for 2-3 native English speakers to assist in transcribing the audio content of a recent aikido seminar conducted by Pat Hendricks Sensei in Las Vegas. Hendricks Sensei is one of the most experienced disciples of Morihiro Saito Shihan, and among the highest ranked female instructors in the Aikikai Hombu Dojo system.

This project was inspired by the recent success of Stanley Pranin’s “Zone Theory of Aikido” course and will follow the same instructional format. Pat Hendricks and Stanley Pranin were the featured instructors at the Las Vegas seminar which was professionally filmed.


– Native English speakers with a good knowledge of aikido terminology and sound computing skills
– Access to a computer with a Windows operating system and capable of installing and learning a simple subtitling software
– A headset to better hear and transcribe the audio
– Be willing to send a test transcription of a 1-minute video to demonstrate proficiency in the use of the subtitling software.

Approved applicants will be sent a short clip of the seminar video to transcribe into English to demonstrate proficiency in the use of the subtitling software. They will receive a package with a copy of the Windows-based subtitling software to install on their computer, a detailed video tutorial on its use, and precise instructions on how to proceed.

We will also send information on payment conditions and the formula used to calculate compensation.

If you would like to be considered as a member of the Aikido Journal transcription team, kindly reply via email describing a little about your background and qualifications. You will be sent a package with the software, tutorial, and video sample.

Thank you in advance for your assistance!

Stanley Pranin

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  1. Allen Jay Bennett says:

    Hello sir,

    I am working at IBM currently but have time to join the Aikido Journal transcription team. I started studying Aikido in the late 1970’s under James Thompson (at that time he was a Shodan in Yoshinkan Aikido (合気道 養神館) as part of his training in Japan as a Green Beret during the Viet Nam era. He was on R&R in Tokyo just after O’sensei passed away and saw a demo which made him want to study Aikido. As part of his military training with Special Forces he had been involved with the Japanese Self Defense Forces

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