Aikido

Morihei Ueshiba and Morihiro Saito demonstrationMorihei Ueshiba and Morihiro Saito demonstration (1954)

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COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Japan
TIME OF ORIGIN: c. 1920's
PRACTISED: Approx. 93  years
FOUNDERS:

Morihei Ueshiba

FOCUS: 

Grappling, Softness

ALSO KNOWN AS: -
PARENTHOOD:

Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu

DESCENDANTS:

OLYMPIC SPORT: No

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Christian Tissier
Gozo Shioda
Kisshomaru Ueshiba
Koichi Tohei
Mitsugi Saotome
Morihiro Saito
Moriteru Ueshiba
Steven Seagal
Yoshimitsu Yamada

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DATE OF BIRTH:
AGE: Approx. 93  years
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RESIDENCE: -
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OCCUPATION:

Grappling, Softness

JOB TITLE:

Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu

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Christian Tissier
Gozo Shioda
Kisshomaru Ueshiba
Koichi Tohei
Mitsugi Saotome
Morihiro Saito
Moriteru Ueshiba
Steven Seagal
Yoshimitsu Yamada

Discipline
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COUNTRY: Japan
LOCATION: -
FOUNDED: c. 1920's
OPERATIONAL: Approx. 93  years
FOUNDERS:

Morihei Ueshiba

ALSO KNOWN AS: -
SECTOR:

Grappling, Softness

DESCRIPTION:

Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu

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Christian Tissier
Gozo Shioda
Kisshomaru Ueshiba
Koichi Tohei
Mitsugi Saotome
Morihiro Saito
Moriteru Ueshiba
Steven Seagal
Yoshimitsu Yamada

Practices

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The application of Aiki involves understanding the intent and the rhythm of the attacker in order to work out the best position to counter such an attack. This is what Judo is based on. Similarly, each martial art form carries a philosophy of its own.

Contrarily, since Aikido is formed by combining different forms of martial arts each with a distinct philosophy, it does not have a unified philosophy. Instead, because of the founder’s interest and study of Omotokyo, there is an ethical belief that all Aikidoists share. The main philosophy is the cultivation of internal power or spiritual energy; which is not meant to be a weapon to defeat enemies. In accordance with Omotokyo the body is seen as a part of the whole which unifies everything in the universe. There are two basic common threads that run through the ideal espoused by Aikido as Ueshiba prescribed:

1. That man should first be committed to a peaceful resolution when conflict arises
2. That man should improve themselves through training

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There are no real rules for Aikido, but rather codes of conduct for when training. The four fundamental codes are:

  1. Aikido can be dangerous and should therefore not be practiced needlessly. The instructor should be obeyed at all times.
  2. You need to learn to face multiple opponents at the same time. This means you should learn every move and counter move from every direction.
  3. Practice should not be approached with dread, but with pleasure.
  4. You can only get better with practice. Build your body up gradually. There are possibly less than twenty basic techniques, but thousand of different ways to implement them.
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Rules / Rulesets

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Aikido training involves two partners practicing pre-arranged movements or Katas. There is a receiver who neutralizes an attack with an Aikido technique. The receiver is known as being in uke while the attacker is said to be in nage. Nage applies attacking energy and the uke has to be flexible and calm enough to receive the attack and apply a reversal technique. The receiver has to be aware of the environment and pay close attention to the technique being applied in order to safely receive what could possibly be a serious strike.

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Organisations & Historical Places

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Popular Culture

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Useful Links

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  1. Aikido Journal (Blog)
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References

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1. Discovering Aikido by Rupert Atkinson
2. Aikido’s frequently asked questions

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