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.
Even from the time I was an uchideshi (live-in student), Ueshiba Sensei and his nephew, Hoken Inoue, were not on good terms, to the point of speaking ill of one another. Mr. Inoue had left aikido to establish Shinwa Taido. The friction between the two of them was brought into their relationships within the Omoto religion, so that even Omoto volunteers who were learning budo took sides and were divided.
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