Christian Tissier started training in Aikido as a child in 1962 under Masahiro 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.
Tissier Sensei received 8th dan in 2016 and is among the first of westerners who have been awarded 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.
- To learn more: Biography of Christian Tissier Shihan
- Class information:
Saturday October 1st - 10.30 to 11.30