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Aikikai Hombu Dojo
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. Although the name strictly refers only to the main training hall (dojo), it is often used by extension to refer to the Aikikai organisation itself. The dojo was founded by Morihei Ueshiba in 1931 under the name Kobukan. The current building, which stands on the same site as the original Kobukan, dates from 1967. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1000x665, 228 KB) [edit] Summary Aikikai Hombu dojo in Tokyo, Japan. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1000x665, 228 KB) [edit] Summary Aikikai Hombu dojo in Tokyo, Japan. ... The Aikikai Foundation (財団法人合気会) is the original organisation for the Japanese budo art aikido, officially recognized by the Japanese government in 1940. ... An umbrella organization is an association of (often related, industry specific) institutions, who work together formally to coordinate activities or pool resources. ... Aikido is a modern Japanese budo, developed by Morihei Ueshiba between the 1920s and the 1960s. ... A dojo is a term used in Japanese martial arts that refers to a formal training hall. ... Morihei Ueshiba Morihei Ueshiba (植芝盛平 Ueshiba Morihei, December 14th, 1883 - April 26, 1969) was a famous martial artist and founder of aikido. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ...

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