What is Aikido
Aikido is a Japanese martial art created in the 1920s by its founder Morihei Ueshiba “O-Sensei” (1883-1969), who reached the highest expertise in Japanese martial arts. Aikido is performing mixing the movements of the opponent and redirecting its energy rather than to a confrontation. Aikido is not competitive. The aim of Aikido is not the perfection of a movement or a skill, but the improvement of our behavior according to the rules of nature.
Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969)
Founder of Aikido
” I want thoughtful people to hear the voice of Aikido.
It is not to correct others; it is to correct your own mind. “
by Morihei Ueshiba
Armando Hinojosa sensei and Lucio Arteaga sensei
of the Red Aikido Aikikai, A.C.
Aikido practice aims to promote physical and mental training, according to skills and continuous practice that anyone can develop it. Aikido training is not only good for health but also develops self-confidence in a natural way for everyday life. The Dojo is an ideal place to deepen your practice and establish human-to-human contact to get to know people regardless of age, gender, and occupation, always keeping respect for each other.
The Aikido World Headquarters
The Hombu Dojo of the Aikikai Foundation is the Aikido World Headquarters, located in Tokyo, Japan, in the Shinjuku-ku neighborhood. It was established by the Founder in 1931 and modernized in 1973. Currently, it is annually visited by hundreds of Aikido practitioners from around the world.
Instructors of the Red Aikido Aikikai, A.C. (Aikido Aikikai Network) annually visit the Hombu Dojo to have direct training from Doshu – Moriteru Ueshiba, as well as very high-level Aikido instructors.