||orihei UESHIBA, the
Aikido, also called O'Sensei (great master), created Aikido based on a
thorough study of
many different Japanese Martial Art schools.
The important spititual influence in his combat oart is one element of
The aim is to control the attack and not simply to destroy the
Aikido techniques are particularly influenced by
study of Daito Ryu under
the guidance of Sokaku TAKEDA.
After the second world war, O'SEnsei settled in the Iwama countryside,
and left his son, Kishomaru UESHIBA in charge of the Tokyo dojo
The concept of Takemusu Aiki appeared during this
is the stage were techniques are
performed spontaneously, based on a mastery of the fundamental Aikido
When the basic principles have been fully assimilated, we can create a
great variety of techniques
whateer the opponent's movements or contact points.
At this time O'Sensei perfected his weapon study
Aiki-jo) during his daily
classes in the Iwama countryside, emphasising the link between weapon
techniques and bare-handed techniques.
Every bare-handed technique can be applied to weapon techniques. This
is why Aiki Bukikai devotes a great
deal of time to the study of Aiki-ken and Aiki-jo.