Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by the founder, O Sensei, Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969), which has its roots in Daito Ryu Aiki Ju-jutsu and also the Spear and Sword, supplimented in Aikido today by the Jo and Bokken. The founder spent many years training and mastering these arts strengthening his body and testing himself to realise that winning at the cost of another is not really winning, and that training honestly and sincerely also develops oneself according to the laws of nature. There is already a large amount of information about O Sensei and Aikido available, please feel free to research this further.
Aiki Kai Australia
Aiki Kai Australia was established in 1965 by S. Sugano Shihan, and is the largest Aikido association with dojos (training halls) throughout the country. Now there is one in Cairns. As a member you’re able to train at other Aiki Kai dojos and participate at the annual national summer and winter school. Gradings are registered and recognised internationally at Aiki Kai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan. Aiki Kai Australia
Aiki Kai Foundation
The Aiki Kai Foundation is the parent organisation for Aikido groups around the world and was officially recognised by the Japanese government in 1940, to preserve and promote Aikido internationally. The present Doshu (Keeper of Aikido), Moriteru Ueshiba, is the founder’s grandson. Aiki Kai Australia is part of this legacy. Aiki Kai Foundation