Takemusu Aikido Association

The Takemusu Aikido Association is dedicated to the development and dissemination of Aikido based on the highest ideals of the Founder, Morihei Ueshiba, O-Sensei. The Association does this by continuing and promoting the Founder's traditional teaching and training methods as passed on by his longest direct disciple, Morihiro Saito, Shihan.

The Takemusu Aikido Association is an association of dojos, clubs, and individuals who have a common interest in Aikido. It functions for the mutual benefit of its members, serves as a center of support to its members, and promotes Aikido nationally and internationally. The Association is managed by a Board of Directors of Senior Instructors. Board members take turns volunteering to fill the administrative roles of President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

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Morihei Ueshiba

Aikido was founded by Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969). As an accomplished martial arts practitioner and instructor he continually sought new directions for his own personal training and development. This lead to his creation of a new martial art, aikibujutsu, in 1923. The name Aikido has been used since 1941.

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  March 31, 1928 - May 13, 2002.


  In lifelong pursuit of the mission bequeathed to him by The Founder, he touched thousands of lives.

  His vision is his legacy to each of us; may we pursue it with the strength and grace that he did.

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