Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is often translated as \the Way of unifying (with) life energy\ or as \the Way of harmonious spirit. \ Ueshiba's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury. Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical strength, as the aikid\u014Dka (aikido practitioner) \leads\ the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks. Aikido derives mainly from the martial art of Dait\u014D-ry\u016B Aiki-j\u016Bjutsu, but began to diverge from it in the late 1920s, partly due to Ueshiba's involvement with the \u014Cmoto-ky\u014D religion. Ueshiba's early students' documents bear the term aiki-j\u016Bjutsu. Ueshiba's senior students have different approaches to aikido, depending partly on when they studied with him. Today aikido is found all over the world in a number of styles, with broad ranges of interpretation and emphasis. However, they all share techniques learned from Ueshiba and most have concern for the well-being of the attacker.
Hapkido is a dynamic and also eclectic Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, techniques of other martial arts, as well as kicks, punches, and other striking attacks. There is also the use of traditional weapons, including a sword, rope, nunchaku, cane, short stick, and staff which vary in emphasis depending on the particular tradition examined.
The Aikikai is the original school of Aikido. It is centered on the Aikikai Foundation in Japan, and its figurehead is the Doshu (the family heir of the founder of Aikido). It is represented globally through the International Aikido Federation.
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Aikido Yoshinkan (合気道 養神館 Aikidō Yōshinkan lit. "Aikido Cultivating the Spirit School") is a style of aikido founded by Gozo Shioda (1915–1994) after World War II. Yoshinkan Aikido is often called the "hard" style of aikido because the training methods are a product of the gruelling period that Shioda spent as a student of Morihei Ueshiba before the war. The Yoshinkan style is currently the second largest aikido organization worldwide.
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is the style of Aikido founded by Kenji Tomiki（富木 謙治 Tomiki Kenji, 1900–1979. Shodokan Aikidoi s sometimes referred to as "Sport Aikido" because of its use of regular competitions, and although Tomiki used the name Shodokan, the style is still often referred to as Tomiki Aikido. Shodokan places more emphasis on free-form randori sparring than most other styles of aikido.
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Iwama Style is the style of aikido that was taught at Iwama dojo by the founder of aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, and especially the lineage passed on through Morihiro Saito, a close disciple who was given responsibility over Iwama dojo by Ueshiba. It is also known by many names. These include Iwama-Ryu (岩間流 where ryū is the Japanese term for a style or school), Iwama Style. It is often associated with the term Takemusu after the martial concept.
Yasuo Kobayashi is a Japanese aikido teacher holding the rank of 8th dan Aikikai. Kobayashi was born in Tokyo, and entered the Aikikai Hombu dojo as an uchideshi under Morihei Ueshiba in 1954. In 1969, he established his own dojo in Kodaira. He is also responsible for the aikido clubs at the Meiji University, Saitama University, and the Tokyo Economics University.
Yasuo KobayashiJapanese aikidokaLiving peoplePeople from Tokyo1936 births
Aikido concepts are ideas that form the philosophical or technical basis of the Japanese martial art aikido.
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Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido
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Though the art of aikido is characteristically different from other martial arts, there are a variety of identifiable styles within the family of organisations descending from the teachings of Morihei Ueshiba.
Ki-Aikido is the style of aikido developed by Koichi Tohei.
, b. 1940, is an aikido teacher and founder of the aikido style Tendoryu (天道流). Shimizu was born in 1940 in Fukuoka, Japan. He had been training judo since childhood and held a 4th dan in this art when he changed to aikido in 1963. He then became one of the last personal students of the aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba. After Ueshiba died in 1969, Shimizu, then with a 7th dan in aikido, founded his own school in Tōkyō named Tendoryu (School of the Way of Heaven).
Kenji ShimizuJapanese aikidokaLiving peoplePeople from Fukuoka Prefecture1940 births
The Aikido Yoshokai Association of North America - AYANA (合氣道耀尚會) is an aikido organization founded in 1991 by former Yoshinkan-affiliated master Takashi Kushida. Its hombu dojo is the Genyokan (玄耀館) Dojo in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Fugakukai International Association
Fugakukai International Association, is an organization that promotes the teaching of the martial arts of Kihara aikido, Kodokan judo, and Shindo Muso-ryu jōdō. The name Fugakukai means literally "happy mountain peak association". Currently, Fugakukai dojo are located in the United States with one dojo in Canada.
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is a martial arts system taught by the Keijutsukai Kokusai Renmei (Keijutsukai International Federation), an independent aikido federation based in Tokyo, Japan. It was founded by Thomas H. Makiyama in February 1980. In 1999, Keijutsukai Aikido was approved by Temple University Japan for inclusion under the curriculum of the Continuing Education Program.
Real Aikido is a martial art developed by Ljubomir Vračarević, a self-defence instructor from Serbia. It is a mixture of aikido, judo and jujutsu techniques, with some modifications made by Vračarević.
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Aikido Yuishinkai International
Aikido Yuishinkai International is a style of aikido founded in 1996 by former Aikikai instructor and Ki no Kenkyukai President and Chief instructor Koretoshi Maruyama. Aikido Yuishinkai has many dojo operating in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines, Argentina, The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Norway and the United States.
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List of aikido schools in Singapore
List of Aikido schools and dojos in Singapore. The purpose is to provide as comprehensive as possible a reference list of dojos in Singapore. Please refer to the Official Websites of each dojo for accurate and official information. Last verified / updated on 15 April 2012.
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Robert Nadeau (aikidoka)
Robert Nadeau (born March 10, 1937) is an American aikido teacher holding the rank of 7th dan shihan in the Aikikai. After Training in Japan with the founder of the art, Morihei Ueshiba, Nadeau was one of the early Aikido teachers in Northern California. He is a co-founder and division head of the California Aikido Association and holds a teaching certification signed by Morihei Ueshiba and co-signed by second Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba.
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Frank Doran (aikido)
Frank Doran is a aikido teacher in the United States, chief instructor of Aikido West in Redwood City, California. His current rank is 7th dan shihan from the Aikikai. A former U.S. Marine Corps hand-to-hand combat instructor with experience in Judo, Doran began studying aikido in 1959 while in the military, stationed in San Diego, California. He later went to the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Japan to train under Koichi Tohei. Doran is head of Division 2 of the California Aikido Association.
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International School of Traditional Aikido
The International School of Traditional Aikido (ISTA) is an umbrella organisation for Aikido dojos founded in France by Shihan Alain Peyrache, that allows Aikidoka to practice the art of Aikido in a traditional way, without the modern changes in martial arts in present days.
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Aikido techniques are frequently referred to as waza 技. Aikido training is based primarily on two partners practicing pre-arranged forms rather than freestyle practice. The basic pattern is for the receiver of the technique to initiate an attack against the person who applies the technique—the 取り tori, or shite 仕手, (depending on aikido style) also referred to as (投げ nage, who neutralises this attack with an aikido technique.
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Hiroshi Kato (Aikido)
, born in Tokyo,1935 is a world renowned Aikido Master (8th Dan). He lives in Tokyo, Japan and travels around the world to spread his knowledge about Aikido. Sensei Kato is a former student of Morihei Ueshiba. Since 1986, Sensei Kato has been teaching in his Dojo "Suginami Aikikai" (affiliated to Aikikai World Headquarters) located in the Ogikubo district of Tokyo and has over 55 students.
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Shudokan is a style of Aikido descendant from Yoshinkan Aikido, founded by Thamby Rajah in Malaysia 1952, whislt training in Japan Sensei Thamby met Soke Gozo Shioda a year later returning to Malaysia as the first Malaysian shodan black belt in Judo and in Aikido The words "Shudokan Aikido" have sometimes been misconstrued as a separate style to Yoshinkan Aikido.
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