Westville Country Club
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Aikido is a modern budo founded by Morihei Ueshiba based on his training in the traditional martial arts of Japan and his spiritual practices. He developed aikido through his tireles efforts and later aikido developed through his son and successor Kisshomaru Ueshiba that made the philosophy and techniques of Aikido known all over the world. Aikido is often referred to - what the Founder called the "Spirit of Harmony"- is now practiced by people in many different countries.
Although the practice of Aikido has become widespread, however, misunderstandings and interpretations of the philosophy of the art of occurred. It is our responsibility to present and preserve the true spirit of Aikido, not just it's physical aspects, in order to further, and correctly advance the cause of Aikido in contemporary society.
Moriteru Ueshiba- Aikido Doshu
Aikido is perhaps the most subtle and sophisticated of the various martial arts, however as techniques do not rely on physical strength, Aikido can be practiced by people of all ages..
WHAT IS AIKIDO?
Technically speaking, Aikido is rooted in several styles of jujitsu (from which modern judo is also derived), as well as sword and spear fighting arts. Simply put, Aikido takes the joint locks and throws from jujitsu and combines them with the body movements of sword and spear fighting
Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.
Sensei Morihei Ueshiba