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Mamoru Okada – Training with Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba

Mamoru Okada Sensei

Mamoru Okada Sensei (岡田主), 1921-2014 This is another of a type of essay that I really enjoy reading – memories of meeting and training with Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba from the perspective of ordinary students. In this essay Mamoru Okada recounts his memories of meeting Morihei Ueshiba in Osaka in 1949, after seeing him at a public demonstration … Continue reading Mamoru Okada – Training with Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba »

Budo – Moritaka Ueshiba’s 1938 Technical Manual

Gozo Shioda and Morihei Ueshiba

Ushiro technique – Gozo Shioda and Morihei Ueshiba in “Budo”, 1938 First there was “Budo Renshu” (武道練習) in 1933 (published in English under the name “Budo Training in Aikido“), which was given to select students at Moritaka Ueshiba’s pre-war Kobukan Dojo as a teaching license. This work includes pictures of techniques hand drawn by Takako Kunigoshi … Continue reading Budo – Moritaka Ueshiba’s 1938 Technical Manual »

Aikijujutsu Densho – AKA Budo Renshu, by Moritaka Ueshiba

Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba

Aikido Founder Morihei (Moritaka) Ueshiba “Aikijujutsu Densho” AKA “Budo Renshu”, 1934 From the early 1920’s through the end of World War II Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba used the name “Moritaka” – a name he received through his relationship with Onisaburo Deguchi (出口王仁三郎), from the word “shukou” (“Moritaka” can also be read “shukou”) that appeared in Deguchi Seishi’s Norito … Continue reading Aikijujutsu Densho – AKA Budo Renshu, by Moritaka Ueshiba »

Aikido Maki-no-Ichi – O-Sensei’s First Book on Aikido

The cover of Aikido Maki-no-Ichi, 1954

The cover of “Aikido Maki-no-Ichi” (1954) and the first page of the technical explanations This page is identical to the first page of “Budo Renshu” (1933) The 1933 training manual “Budo Renshu”  (published in English under the name “Budo Training in Aikido“) was initially given to the students of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba as a … Continue reading Aikido Maki-no-Ichi – O-Sensei’s First Book on Aikido »

Three Doka and the Aiki O-Kami

The Secret Teachings of Budo

“The Secret Teachings of Budo (Poems)” – From “Budo Renshu” – 1933 The 1933 training manual “Budo Renshu”  (published in English under the name “Budo Training in Aikido“) was initially given to the students of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba as a kind of a teaching license. It was filled with illustrations depicting techniques (such as the … Continue reading Three Doka and the Aiki O-Kami »