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NOCQUET, ANDRE

(b. 1913). 8th dan Aikikai. Aikido instructor. An early practitioner of aikido in France in 1950s. Nocquet spent 1955-57 in Tokyo studying at AIKIKAI HOMBU DOJO and was one of the first serious foreign students of the art. Author of book in French entitled O Sensei, Morihei Ueshiba, Présence et Message (see bibl. ) which is a collection of reflections on the philosophy of the founder of aikido together with some 80 photos of Morihei UESHIBA, Kisshomaru UESHIBA, Koichi TOHEI, etc. Organizationally independent of the Aikikai Hombu, he teaches in Paris and heads the Union Nationale Européene d'Aikido (National European Aikido Union).

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