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AIKIDO is a Japanese Martial Art, created by Morihei Ueshiba.  This art,  concentrates the essence of all Japanese Martial Arts (Budo).

The meaning of Aikido is: AI – Harmony/ Love; KI – Energy/ Spirit; DO – Way

Contrary to classical Japanese Martial Arts, where the objective is victory at all costs when facing an enemy, AIKIDO seeks the peaceful resolution of conflicts and the promotion of harmony between elements of society.

The movements in AIKIDO follow the rules of nature. They are full of energy and vitality, using the principle of no resistance, avoiding brute force. The techniques were designed to take the aggression away from the opponent, by connecting with his aggressive strength, turning it against himself.

"Aikido is not a technique to fight or defeat an enemy. It is a path to world reconciliation."

The practice of AIKIDO includes exercises with the sword, staff, dagger and hand - to – hand techniques, using throws and immobilizations.


The Founder

Morihei Ueshiba was born in 1883 in Tanabe, a small village of fishermen and farmers. He started his studies of martial arts at a very young age. Initially he practiced Sumo and later on, he started to practice the traditional sword, spear and Ju Jutsu.

Subjects such as Mathematics, Physics and Religion were also a part of his interests.

Due to his intense and persistent way of practicing, his reputation as a great martial arts master quickly grew. That reputation attracted many opponents willing to test his abilities and refute the legend of his greatness as a warrior. Inevitably, he would beat all of his adversaries, many of which would return and ask for the privilege of being his students. After one of these encounters, were he easily dodged several and fast blows with a wooden sword, without hurting his opponents, he had a luminous revelation: - "To win has a result of someone else defeat is not a true victory." - From that point on, his deep spiritual believes and extraordinary martial arts capabilities became one.

In 1941, O-Sensei (Great Master), has he would later be known, began to call his martial arts System Aikido - "The path of harmony and love".


Katsugen Kai - Takemusu Aikido Portugal under the guidance of Paolo N. Corallini; 7º Dan Takemusu Aikido; 7º Dan Aikikai and 5º Dan Bukiwaza in compliance with the wishes of Morihiro Saito Sensei, officially states to faithfully respect Moriteru Ueshiba, Aikido Doshu and follow the rules of the Aikikai Foundation.

Katsugen Kai - Takemusu Aikido Portugal also states that it will continue preserving and promoting the traditional Aikido teaching and Pedagogy of Morihiro Saito Sensei - Aikikai 9º Dan.



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