East Sheen Aikido and Kashima-no-Tachi Dojo


Aikido History

Aikido was founded by Morihei Ueshiba (know as “O Sensei” or “Great Teacher”) around 1930. He formulated this new art after intense study of several other martial arts most notably Daito Ryu Jujutsu, under Sokaku Takeda. His first teacher was Takisaburo Tozawa of the Kito school of Jujutsu. In 1903 Ueshiba Sensei entered the army and fought in the Russo-Japanese war. He was well known for his fortitude and fighting spirit.

Aikido Techniques and Terminology

div {border-color: grey;} Here is a list of aikido attacks and techniques. The ones seen most frequently at our dojo are shown in bold. These are adapted from information at www.aikiweb.com/language  From Aikido Vocabulary: General Terms Onegai shimasu "I welcome you to train with me," or literally, "I make a request." This is said to one's partner when initiating practice. Domo Arigato Gozaimashita Japanese for "thank you very much.