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Оsensei Morihei Ueshiba 植芝 盛平 - founder of the Japanese martial art of aikido

Discovering Aikido: A Workout for Your Body & Mind

Aikido is a gentle martial art, even girls and elderly can learn and excel at it! A girl wearing a Hakama (Split-skirt worn by Black belts)


Even the most powerful human being has a limited sphere of strength. Draw him outside of that sphere and into your own, and his strength will dissipate.

Saotome sensei at work

Saotome Sensei at work

"Idiot! Falling down by yourself even though the technique hasn't been applied yet! This isn't Hombu! The Founder's Aikido is made so that you can throw without the cooperation of the opponent! Don't just fall down on your own, hold on and resist being thrown until the end! The Founder's Aikido is Budo!" - more from Saito Sensei in "Budoka no Kotae – Talking to Morihiro Saito Sensei", on the Aikido Sangenkai​ blog:  Part 1…

Part 1 of the English translation of an interview with Morihiro Saito, a direct student of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba and guardian of the Aiki Shrine.