Morihei Ueshiba demonstrating ken no kamai
Morihei Ueshiba performing ikkyo pin
Morihei Ueshiba Kaiso
Corallini Shihan performing kote gaeshi
Saito Shihan performing irimi nage
Saito Shihan performing ryokata dori kokyu nage
Saito Shihan performing yokomen-uchi tanren

Takemusu Aikido Forest Row

Morihei Ueshiba

Quotes from O Sensei

Aikido practice is purification of the body and mind on all levels.   Nothing is too small or too big for our misogi.[1]   If people do not understand the principle of takemusu aiki [2], they […]

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Forging a Katana

Here below is an interesting video about forging a katana. It tells of the history of the Japanese sword, explains how the steel is made, how it is forged, polished, and used in modern day […]

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Katsuyuki Kondo Sensei

Important Basic Principles

The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, met the famous martial arts genius Sokaku Takeda in 1915. Takeda Sensei taught Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu in the first part of twentieth century, and it was this Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu that was the major technical influence […]

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Aikido & Farming

The Founder of Aikido was really enthusiastic about farming, would make extra heavy tools for himself, and of course get his uchi-deshi (live in students) to work hard in the fields. Some students of Aikido have taken […]

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