||Morihei Ueshiba (O-Sensei) was the founder of Aikido. During his development of Aikido,
he strove to create an art based upon harmony rather than conflict.
The result is a system predicated upon using the attacker's energy against
himself/herself, allowing a smaller practitioner to defeat a much larger opponent.
|O-Sensei developed Aikido over many years and had many students during that time.
Consequently, different styles of Aikido developed from more aggressive (during O-Sensei's
earlier learning) to less (during his later years).
As a dojo, we do not wish to limit ourselves to any single style; rather, we embrace all
styles of Aikido and always welcome guests from different schools.
||The name Aikido is composed of three words:
There are many principles of Aikido. Oftentimes, three fundamental principles are summarized
by the three shapes on the left:
- Ai: love/harmony
- Ki: energy/life force
- Do: the way
- Triangle: initiative/entering
- Circle: unification/blending
- Square: solidity/control