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Yoshinkan Aikido Overview

June 9, 2009 @ 7:44 pm
by Flo Li
Morihei Uyeshiba (1883-1968) became a recognized master of aiki-jujutsu and several other arts. As he matured he became a strong proponent of non-aggression. In 1925, he organized a style of budo ("the way of the warrior") to assist his own spiritual and physical development. The result was modern Aikido. The word Aikido is actually three Japanese words AI, KI, and DO that broadly translated means the "way" (DO) of "harmony" (AI) with the "forces of nature" (KI). Aikido is not a conventional fighting art or sport. There are never competitions or tournaments, instead, it is a martial art, which develops [...]