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Tag Archives: history of aikido

Haruo Matsuoka on Steven Seagal and Aikido’s History in America

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Black Belt contributing editor Dr. Mark Cheng explores the history of modern aikido relative to the martial paths of the respected Haruo Matsuoka and his former sensei, action star Steven Seagal.
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Posted in Aikido, General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts History, Martial Art Movies, Steven Seagal Movies, Traditional Martial Artists.

Aikido’s Morihei Ueshiba | Classic Martial Arts Profiles

Monday, September 30th, 2013

This vintage 1968 article from the Black Belt archives takes you behind the walls of the hombu dojo of Morihei Ueshiba for an inside account of the master, his training methods and his philosophy.
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Posted in Aikido.

The Morihei Ueshiba Biography: From Sumo to Aikido

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Aikido’s founder, Morihei Ueshiba, was born in 1883 in the fishing and farming village of Tanabe, Japan. He was the only surviving son of a prosperous father and cultured mother who considered him their gift from heaven. His premature birth hindered his physical development; even when he was fully grown, he was little more than
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Posted in Aikido, Aikijujutsu, General Martial Arts History, Japanese Martial Arts, Japanese Martial Arts History, Jujitsu, Traditional Martial Artists.