The Founder, Morihei Ueshiba, through intensive Martial Arts training and strict cultivation of mind, created Aikido. Kisshomaru 2nd Doshu devoted himselfl to promote Aikido’s great value and to open the doors to the world.
It has been 82 years since the current Hombu Dojo was found in 1931. Aikido has been spread to 130 countries: North, Central and South America; Western and Eastern Europe; and Southeast Asia.
In 2012, the Aikikai Foundation embarked on the new phase as a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation.
The Founder, Morihei Ueshiba, created Aikido as a way to “banyu-aigo (love for all things in nature)”, after having a sense of doubt for Martial Arts which are for developing fighting skill with the ultimate goal being towin.