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Aikido

History

Aikido (Japanese: Hepburn: Aikid?) [a.i.ki.do] is a modern Japanese martial art developed
by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy, and religious beliefs. Aikido is
often translated as "the way of unifying (with) life energy"[1] or as "the way of harmonious
spirit."[2] Ueshiba's goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while
also protecting their attacker from injury.[3][4]

Aikido techniques consist of entering and turning movements that redirect the momentum of an
opponent's attack, and a throw or joint lock that terminates the technique.[5]

Aikido derives mainly from the martial art of Dait-ry Aiki-jjutsu, but began to diverge from it in the
late 1920s, partly due to Ueshiba's involvement with the moto-ky religion. Ueshiba's early
students' documents bear the term aiki-jjutsu.[6]

Ueshiba's senior students have different approaches to aikido, depending partly on when they
studied with him.
From Wikipedia

WMW Aikido
With most ancient arts, the most dynamic and brutal concepts are withheld in normal aikido
until higher belts. This is because these concepts are unusually mediocre at best without the
fundamentals. Also with any great military concept, the most advance and game changing
techniques were kept for themselves instead of being told to the world. This gave its ancient
masters an upper hand and kept them in positions of power. With these to concept we can
understand that the pretty and graceful Aikido that we see in modern times is good for
fundamentals, but does not harness the full power of aikido. The concepts are kept to their
fundamentals or for the sake of money and power, watered down and stretched out. So as a
Warrior class, we seek to fully harness all the good techniques of Aikido while throwing out/or
revamping all implausible and extremely unrealistic techniques. All techniques should be based
real fights. With opponents of great speed and strength, trying to do great harm to us, and
resisting our techniques. In our training the lower belts incorporate the fundamentals and then
devastating techniques to the un experienced novice opponents. Then as the belts progress we
focus on old and new techniques vs martial artist with great physical attributes. And then later
we focus on old and new techniques against other martial artist that may be faster and stronger
than us with knowledge or mastery or other arts and even possibly some substantial
knowledge of aikido.

But to keep it short. WMW Aikido will allways be a martial art, not a sport. It will be developed
to use in the most extreme of battles while allowing us the praticioner the choice of attack and
results. This battle art derives from the techniques of the samurai. A true Warrior class like no
other. In your practice and trails in Aikido rember that its is your job to honor those before us
by mastering this art. And by using it in a way that will make even the samurai proud.