O’Sensei Ueshiba Morihei, Founder of Aikido
Aikido can be best translated as “The Way of Harmony”.
Founded by Ueshiba Morihei, referred to as O’Sensei, Aikido developed as a pure form of Budo (Martial Way). Drawing upon aspects of many ancient Japanese disciplines, Aikido is a highly refined Martial Art that strengthens the individual practitioner and improves both physical and mental abilities.
The powerful techniques of Aikido are based in self-awareness and control of one’s fear and adrenaline in a confrontation. By learning to perceive and act in a fashion dictated by the true nature of a given situation, the techniques of Aikido can be applied against an attack from a larger and stronger opponent with great effectiveness. Without this ability, one can only react, which may lead to unnecessary escalation of conflict.
O’Sensei believed Aikido to be not only a way to effect positive control of violent encounters, but also a path for development of the whole self.
Traditional Aikido offers the benefits of true martial arts training for yourself or your child. Aikido is a powerful method of self-defense that redirects the force of the attacker without violence or competition.