Aikido history

Like all martial arts, Aikido owes its development of countless teachers and practitioners, who for the past 800 years have developed and honed techniques, sometimes at the risk of his own life.

Presumably, the basis of modern aikido laid Sinrasaburo Minamoto Yoshimitsu in the XIV century. Aikido - the martial art in the form of how it knows the world, dates back to the ancient art of concentration of vital energy Daito, called by family estate Yoshimitsu-Daito. Yoshimitsu was a man of exceptional skill and knowledge. His techniques were handed Takeda family, and in the Edo period they moved to northern Japan, the Aizu clan. In Aizu also taught martial arts palace - Osikiuti. Techniques were taught only to family members and Takeda called Aizu han Otome vase. Yoshimitsu's son, Prince Takeda, inherited his father instituted art and handed aikijutsu their children. Since then the art was practiced only samurai and passed the secret to the Takeda family of the Meiji period, when Japan emerged from isolation in 1868.

At this time, Sokaku Takeda - the head of the family, began to teach the art openly outside the family clan, traveling to Japan, and eventually moved to the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. Takeda combines Daito Ryu Osikiuti, and thus was born the Daito-ryu aikijujutsu. In the 80 years of the same century impoverished patriarch Takeda Sokaku began teaching Ju-Jitsu, which was the combat system for melee.

Sokaku, was the representative of the last generation of the samurai, a brilliant martial artist and a talented teacher, who was able to bring to the knowledge of academic excellence. We can say that Sokaku - a link between our time and the era of samurai. It was he who provided the transmission of true Aiki Jujutsu through his disciples to succeeding generations. Sakaki Takeda settled in Hokkaido. From all over Japan came to him the disciples.

One of the most outstanding student of Sokaku Takeda and was the founder of the art of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba. Ueshiba Sensei - a man of exceptional ability, he studied many other martial arts and was a follower of the Omoto religion. He taught that aikido - this is not just an art contest, but the path of purification, which aims to unite the body and the spirit (kokoro) in accordance with the principles of the universe. It can be described as a budo (the way of the warrior), whose goal is to find harmony.

In 1901, Ueshiba in a short period studied Tenjin Ryu Jujutsu Shinio. He also studied the Kito-ryu Jujutsu from Master Tokusaburo Tozawa. In 1907, Ueshiba received a certificate of mastery in Gotha ha Yagiyu Ryu Jujutsu under Masakatsu Nakai, from family Yagiyu known tradition of the sword. Ueshiba said that the elements of the doctrine used in the movements of the hands and feet in Aikido.

Morihei Ueshiba in 1912 settled on the island of Hokkaido, and three years later, Ingar, met the 54-year-old Sokaku Takeda. With him, Ueshiba studied Daito-Ryu Aiki Jujutsu until December 1919, having mastered basic technical arsenal of Daito-ryu. Many of the techniques of modern aikido can be easily compared with Daito-ryu aikijujutsu.

Ueshiba soon moved his family to Ayabe, where he studied under the guidance of the Omoto religion Onisaburo Deguchi. In April 1922 Sokaku also arrived in Ayabe, and within five months he taught Ueshiba and his students Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu. Upon completion of training, Ueshiba received from Sokaku Kedzia Dairy certificate that allowed officially teach Daito Ryu Aiki Jujutsu. Ueshiba took a great interest in the study of old jujutsu, and later he traveled to Japan in search of the masters of different schools. Name

art Aikido (Ai - harmony, ki - a vital, spiritual energy, to - the way) appeared after the war, when Ueshiba returned to Tokyo and began to teach at the dojo in Tokyo's Wakayama.

Aikido Morihei Ueshiba created a synthesis of the various martial arts, with whom he met in his youth. In this area, Ueshiba had a really great practical experience and their knowledge was superior to any teacher. Some aikido there are more than seven hundred years old, dating back to the legendary era of Genji and Heike. Many artists who have studied Ueshiba died, and not passing their knowledge to other followers.

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«Aikido - A path which always unites all the way of the universe, and this Universal Mind, which contains all and everything in common.»

Morihei Ueshiba