About us

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Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of aikido, practiced the art until he passed away in 1969 at the age of 86. Men, women, and children around the world enjoy aikido as a lifetime training with continuous personal growth.

The Spirit of Aikido
The foundation of AIKI is love. It is the embodying the spirit of the heaven and the earth in one's heart, and the maintaining the great spirit of loving embrace for all, in order to fulfill one's mission, that ought to be the Way of the martial art.

AIKI is to win over the self. This does not mean to forfeit the will to fight in the face of the enemy, but to gain absolute self-completion through the removal of all enemies. This is the Way of AIKI.

Furthermore, AIKI is a martial technique in which the law of the universe is taken into the body, in order to attain the higher realm by uniting one's soul and body. This is the process of the Way of AIKI.

Aikido Training
Stretching, tumbling and pressure techniques make muscles firm and flexible.
Attacking and defending in harmonious movements sharpen the senses and develop keen powers of concentration and mind-body coordination.

Instruction in aikido philosophy, deep breathing exercises and weapons training (in advanced classes) purify and strengthen a person's character.

Our goal is to harmonize with the flow of Universal Energy ('Aiki'), and the self- defense techniques of Aikido are the road ('do') we travel to our destination.

Affiliation: Aikikai, Aikido World Headquarters, Tokyo, Japan / Hawaii Aikido Federation