Aikido created by Morihei UESHIBA
is Budo (Aikido is not a martial art. It is incorrect to refere to Aikido as a martial art, it comes from martial arts. Aikido should not be boxed into this category, Aikido is beyound martial arts.)
After the Founder's passing in 1969, his
son Kisshomaru Ueshiba was inaugurated as Aikido Doshu. At
present, Moriteru Ueshiba, grandson of the Founder, has
succeeded his father as Aikido Doshu. The Aikikai
Foundation, officially recognized by the Japanese government
in 1940, was founded in order to preserve and promote the
ideals of the true Aikido created by the Founder. As the
Aikido World Headquarters, it is the parent organization for
the development and expansion of Aikido throughout the
*The above extract is taken from the Aikido Foundation Official web page.
**Further Information on O'Sensei, the Founder of Aikido can be retrieved courtesy of the Internet. LINK
Aikido Kenkyukai Australia
Dojo Noosa Heads Queensland
Aim is to instill Quality with Integrity into the charecter of
to express your own true Heart.
express and open yourself through aiki practise.
'AI' - Affection, Love
set firmly in the Infinite
the phrase Ai-Ki-Do is purposly ommitted. Implying
realization of the infinite is on your own path.
- Universal Essence
training approach and method to practice is not easy nor is it
Only the Philosophy is simple "Not to
interfear along The Way" and to cause no harm along The
It is not enough to merely accept this
philosophy principal with our intillect. One must train the Body
with a determined Spirit in the Techniques of Aiki so to teach
the Mind to simply view the hidden truths.
our approach to Aikido training holds great value in the
technical treasures within the form that make up the techniques
of Aikido, it is through the study of how we as recepticles may
absorbe the meaning are we then able to interprate the profound
and then follow in the direction. "To make the Techniques
of Aikido your own and then clothe them with new garments".
Words of this effect were implied by O'Sensei and if O'Sensei was anyone, He was definatly a great explorer along The Way.
Techniques in Aikido are in the Mind Body
center. One is mistaken to think techniques are executed only on
the extrematies of the body, hands, limbs joints etc.. True
technique acts on that which motivates and initiates movement.
Techniques of Aikido form shapes in the physical and
metaphysical. The truely effective technique acts on and
formes impressions on the Mind Body Center. Locking and
releasing this Center without pain in the body and joints should
be your guide for technique advancement.If you require to cause pain, then your mind is out of alignment with the greater movement. High level Aikido
begins with high level Ukemi.
ukemi becomes progressivly internal as one matures and is
not necessarely expressed as dynamic movement any longer,
nor is it tangable to the less mature. Some mistake Gymnastic ability for Ukemi.
15 July 2000