Message from Doshu

img_msg_1Der Enkel des Aikido-Begründers und heutiges Oberhaupt des Aikikai beschreibt, dass es im Aikido nicht um das Kämpfen und Gewinnen geht, sondern darum, Harmonie zwischen den Menschen zu schaffen:

“The Founder, Morihei Ueshiba, created Aikido as a way to “banyu-aigo (love for all things in nature)”, after having a sense of doubt for Martial Arts which are for developing fighting skill with the ultimate goal being to win.

The Founder said it was more important to harmonize with people than to win by depending on power. Switching from ‘skills of fighting’ to ‘harmony’ is the purpose of training. Love is all “Ki (life energy)” based on “En No Ugoki (circle movement)”, “Irimi (entering)”, “DoChuSei (quietness in turmoil)” and “Chushin (immovable center)” to train our skills with each other.

There is no conflict in this training. Aikido is “a way to absolute self-accomplishment”.”

Quelle: Aikikai