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 The founder of aikido 

Morihei Ueshiba was born in 1883 in Tanabe, Japan. His father was descended from a samurai clan and renowned for his superior martial arts techniques. Ueshiba’s mother was distantly related to the Takeda- clan, who for generations had been the masters and teachers of the Daito Ryu Jujutsu system. Training within this system was exclusively for the samurai elite.

The head of the clan,Sakaku Takeda, started teaching people outside this elite at the end of the 19th century.                                                   sakaku takeda

Ueshiba’s early years 

As a youth, Morihei Ueshiba was sent to the local Shingon Buddhist temple and was taught the styles of several different sumo schools.

As a young teenager Morihei Ueshiba practiced different styles of jujutsu and kenjutsu.He started learning Tenjin Jujutsu

and Yagyu Ryu Jujutsu, and later also Daito Ryu Jujutsu –

the style that has had the greatest influence on the development of aikido.

In 1922 Ueshiba was given a “kyoju dairi”-certificate, which granted him the official status of a Daito Ryu Jujutsu instructor.

In his first dojo in the town of Ayabe, Ueshiba mainly taught members of the Omote religion.  










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