Hrvatski (HR)
Sunday, 21 April 2013 10:36

What is Aikido?

Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba (OˋSensei meaning  „Great Teacher“) in the 1920s. Ueshiba was a martial art professional who had experience in different martial arts before deciding to create Aikido. The meaning of the word Aikido is: Ai-Harmony/Love, Ki-Energy, Do-The Way, and translates as „The way of unity with the fundamental force of the universe“- when spiritual forces of life are in harmony and there is no conflict.

Sunday, 21 April 2013 10:34

Morihei Ueshiba

Early years
Morihei Ueshiba was born in Tanabe, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan on December 14, 1883. The youngest son of Yoroku and Yuki Ueshiba's five children, Morihei was raised in a somewhat privileged setting.

Sunday, 21 April 2013 10:35

Fumio Toyoda Sensei

Fumio Toyoda, Aikido Shihan, was born in Japan on November 8, 1947.The Toyoda name is an old one, ultimately traced back as a branch of the Fujiwara clan, one of the ancient noble families that vied for control during the early civil wars in Japan.