The article below has been selected from the extensive archives of the Online Aikido Journal. We believe that an informed readership with knowledge of the history, techniques and philosophy of aikido is essential to the growth of the art and its adherence to the principles espoused by Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba.
After moving to Ayabe in 1920, the founder was immediately made one of the close servants of Onisaburo. He took care of the Omoto Master and took part in meetings with high officials and other visitors. In response to this instant show of trust, the founder tried his hardest to pay back the Master for his kindness. Thus, the Master’s every action seemed something absolute for Morihei.
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