What is Aikido?
Aikido is classical Japanese Martial Art developed in the early part of this century by Morihei Ueshiba, also known as O-Sensei (meaning "Great Teacher"). The Japanese word Aikido consists of three characters which can be translated as "the way of unity with the fundamental force of the universe."
Aikido is a true Budo or "Martial Way." It has evolved in the historic tradition of Japanese warrior arts. It must be understood that studies in earnest Budo is more than a science of tactics and self-defense; it is a discipline for perfecting the spirit.