How did you get involved with Aikido?
My generation had an inevitable influence from the martial art movies from the 80s and 90s. I'm pretty sure that a lot of people got very keen on learning something that comes from a very different world. We are talking about the pre-internet era, when information was hard to get by, and you couldn't just google or youtube something you might be interested in...Read more
Aikido was founded by Morihei Ueshiba, (known as O'Sensei), born in Tanabe on 14th December, 1883. Around 1930, he formulated this new art after intense study of several other martial arts most notably Daito Ryu Jujutsu, under Sokaku Takeda.
His first teacher was Takisaburo Tozawa of the Kito school of Jujutsu. In 1903 Ueshiba Sensei entered the army and fought in the Russo-Japanese war.Read more
All over the world people used to fight with sword, spears and other weapons. When they had no weapons at hand, they boxed or wrestled. These techniques of fighting were almost the same all over the world until the invention of guns. The use of guns for fighting completely changed the way wars were fought.Read more
The Dojo is not a playground. Therefore there are some rules that should be followed by all to avoid accidents.
Here you can find what Etiquette you should follow when you enter our Dojo.Read more