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Major styles of Aikido
Yoseikan Aikido
Shodokan Aikido
Ki Society

The Aikikai Foundation (財団法人合気会 Zaidan Hōjin Aikikai?) is the original organisation for the Japanese martial art aikido, officially recognized by the Japanese government in 1940. It is also frequently referred to as "Aikikai Honbu", or more simply, just "Aikikai". It describes itself as "the parent organization for the development and popularization of aikido throughout the world", although there are several offshoots whose arts all are named aikido. The Aikikai is often referred to as an umbrella organisation for various national and other aikido organisations. Its headquarters, the Aikikai Hombu Dojo, is located in Tokyo, Japan. Aikido ), translated as the way of harmonious spirit, is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budō) which was developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. ... Aikido Yoshinkan (養神館, Yōshinkan, lit. ... Yoseikan Aikido: the aikido taught at the Yoseikan Dojo in Shizuoka, Japan, under the direction of Minoru Mochizuki. ... Tomiki Aikido is the style of Aikido founded by Professor Kenji Tomiki (富木謙治). It is sometimes referred to as Sport Aikido due to the fact that it is the only style of Aikido to hold regular competitions. ... The Ki no Kenkyukai, sometimes called Ki Society, was founded by Koichi Tohei in 1971, while he was still the chief instructor at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo. ... Iwama style is a name often used about the aikido in the lineage of Morihiro Saito, a close disciple of the founder of aikido Morihei Ueshiba for 23 years. ... Japanese martial arts refers to the enormous variety of martial arts native to Japan. ... Aikido ), translated as the way of harmonious spirit, is a modern Japanese martial art (gendai budō) which was developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... Aikikai Hombu Dojo Aikikai Hombu Dojo (合気会 本部道場) is the headquarters of the Aikikai which is an umbrella organisation of various national, as well as smaller, aikido organisations. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

After the passing of Morihei Ueshiba, his son Kisshomaru Ueshiba took over the leadership of the organisation. The current dōshu of the Aikikai is the grandson of Morihei Ueshiba, Moriteru Ueshiba. The system of having the heir of a martial arts school be the son (either natural or adopted for the sake of succession) of the previous headmaster, was common in koryū (traditional schools) and is referred to as iemoto. Morihei Ueshiba 植芝盛平 (December 14, 1883 – April 26, 1969) was a famous martial artist and founder of aikido. ... Kisshomaru Ueshiba (植芝 吉祥丸 Ueshiba Kisshomaru) (June 27, 1921-January 4, 1999) was the third son of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido. ... Doshu (道主) is a hereditary title (literally Master of the Way) denoting the head of the Aikikai and the figurehead of aikido. ... Moriteru Ueshiba (植芝守央 Moriteru Ueshiba) (born April 2, 1951) is the third and current Aikido Doshu. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... KoryÅ« (古流) is a Japanese word that is used in association with the ancient Japanese martial arts. ... Sen no RikyÅ«, founder of the three main schools of Japanese tea ceremony, by Hasegawa Tōhaku Iemoto (家元) is a Japanese term meaning founder or grand master. ...

Aikikai is sometimes described as Ueshiba Aikido, and is thought by some to be the most traditional of the aikido schools. It has retained many of the aspects which Morihei Ueshiba valued in his original aikido, such as the non-competitive training system and the emphasis on flowing technique.

Aikikai is also often referred to as a "style" of aikido, although aikido within the Aikikai technically can be very different. The students of Morihei Ueshiba each had their own interpretation of his art, and in many cases other influences as well. This is reflected in the technical diversity within the organisation.

External link

  • Aikikai Foundation webpage
  • United States Aikido Federation (USAF) webpage
  • Aikido Online Webpage

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