Founder of Aikido, Master Ibaraki Dojo, Iwama Japan 1942-1969
Dojo Iwama, Japan
the physical and spiritual aspects of aiki originate from
Japanese Bujutsu (martial art) and Budo (broader martial
aiki concepts said to date back to the 9th century AD Japan
were formalized as Diato or Takeda Ryu Jujutsu by Minamoto
no Yoshimitsu 1036-1137 AD. and his ruling family. These concepts
are still practiced today in Diato Ryu JuJutsu and Aikido.
From his background in Diato Ryu (under master Sokaku Takeda
1860-1943), traditional weapons arts and the spiritual influence
of Omoto-kyo and Buddhist practices, Morehei Ueshiba (1883-1969)
created Aikido, a discipline that promotes self-improvement
and effective defense through the practice of "mind - body"
(aiki) martial exercises and strategies.
The traditional empty hand and weapons techniques, taught
by Ueshiba at his lbaraki dojo at Iwama, Japan between 1942
and 1969 were systematized and passed on to new generations
of students by his principal student and dojo successor the
late Morihiro Saito(1928-2002), 9th Dan.
AIKIDO TAKEMUSU in Australia advances this tradition through
Barry Knight 6th Dan, a senior student of Morihiro Saito,
and Sensei Knight's students who skillfully teach at their
own dojos throughout Australia.
TAKEMUSU TEACHERS AND DOJOS
IN MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
Aikido Takemusu is a personal development and self-defense
and rankings obtained in or through Aikido Takemusu do not
entitle the recipient rights to any of the instructor's intellectual
property or drills infused into or practiced in the generic
forms of the art and therfore do not entitle the recipient
the right to instruct in the style, use, adapt or modify the
style or any such intellectual property infused therein for
any purpose whatsoever without the ongoing permission of the
instructor and under the conditions specified by the instructor.