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Information On Aikido

Written by Sierra Rein
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If you are still looking for more information on aikido, here is a short introductory explanation of the history and philosophy behind the martial art. A well known fact about aikido's founder, Morihei Ueshiba, is that he became fascinated with strength and self-defense after he saw his father repeatedly beaten up by local thugs on political reasons. He set out to create a new form of martial art, taking his own religious and political beliefs to form what he eventually named in 1942 "Aikido."

The religious philosophy behind the art is one of the most overlooked information on aikido. Ueshiba, or O Sensei (as he is called by Aikido students) was a devotee of Omotokyo, a neo-shintoism which sought to unify all of humanity into a "heavenly kingdom on earth." Any student of aikido would not be fully trained unless he or she read up on O Sensei's philosophies of the earth, and understand that "Aikido is not a way to fight with or defeat enemies; it is a way to reconcile the world and make all human beings one family."

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Because another tenet of aikido is to always be committed to self-improvement, there are many guidelines and expectations of the student to be on-time, prepared, well-practiced, and respectful, amongst others. This information on aikido should always be followed and understood; failure and consistent neglect of these guidelines may be grounds to expel a student in certain aikido schools. They should be considered to be ground rules for the aikido techniques to be used, and not be handled lightly.

There are many different styles of aikido around the world, so if you are interested in specific information on aikido, you may want to delve more into the Internet or on the pages here to learn more. A call to a local aikido school and an interview with a teacher may also give you a clearer understanding of whether the martial art is for you personally and spiritually. And, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us here to help point you in the right direction.


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