Morihei Ueshiba in Iwama: “The Majestic Figure of a Superb Martial Artist”

Today, April 26th, marks the 44th anniversary of the passing of Founder Morihei Ueshiba. For this wonderful gift of Aikido, we are eternally grateful…

The martial arts of Japan which have been transmitted from olden times are not for the purpose of defeating one’s opponent with power or weapons nor for leading the world to destruction. The aim of true martial arts is the achievement of happiness and world peace through the training of one’s own body. This is Iwama-machi in located in Ibaragi Prefecture. Here is where the Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, devotes himself to spiritual martial arts training. This is Morihei Ueshiba, whose bearing bespeaks the manner of an old-style martial artist…

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