Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, often referred to by his title O Sensei or Great Teacher. Aikido focuses not on punching or kicking opponents, but rather on using their own energy to gain control of them or to throw them away from you. It is not a static art, but places great emphasis on motion and the dynamics of movement.
Morihei Ueshiba, O Sensei,
Founder of Aikido
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Hiroshi Kato Shihan, our teacher and direct student of O'Sensei, Morihei Usehiba, passed on 2 December 2012 with fifty-eight years of aikido experience.
Hiroshi Kato (born in Tokyo,1935) is a world renowned Aikido Master (8th Dan). He lives in Tokyo, Japan and travels around the world to spread his knowledge of Aikido. Sensei Kato is a former student of Morihei Ueshiba.
Morihei Ueshiba (14 December 1883 26 April 1969) was a famous martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. He is often referred to as O Sensei, or "Great Teacher."
Moriteru Ueshiba (born 2 April 1951) is a Japanese master of aikido. He is a grandson of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of aikido, and son of Kisshomaru Ueshiba. Ueshiba is the third and current Doshu (hereditary head) of the Aikikai.
Aikido girl, Tamaris Dordevic, testing, throwing the guys around.
Steven Seagal (10 April 1952) is an actor and 7th-dan black belt in Aikido. Seagal began his adult life as an Aikido instructor in Japan. He became the first foreigner to operate an Aikido dojo in Japan.
Miniature Aikido Girl
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