Aikido History and Background


Aikido is a modern Japanese martial arts developed by Morihei Ueshiba ("O Sensei") during 1920s.  As a master in classical Japanese martial arts,

O Sensei's philosophy for Aikido is often referred to as "Way of Harmony".




Aikido blends with the attacker's strike and redirect the force rather than

 head on at it.   There is no competition in Aikido.

According to Aikikai headquarter, "The goal of Aikido training is not perfection of a step or skill, but rather improving one's character according to the rules of nature."



Since Aikido is without competition, anyone including children, men and women can practice Aikido together.  In Japan, estimated male to female practitioner ratio is split 50/50.  It's not unusual, rather the norm to see both men and women of all ages practicing on the mats together.

The benefit goes beyond physical, including mental training.   Aikido's philosophy runs deep and gets more interesting as one trains.    Practitioner overtime also develop an increased in self confidence as well as

other skills learned for application in daily life.


At Juntenkai, we believe in continuous training of the mind and body.  Development of a calm spirit upon confrontation, "having a kan eye"; avoidance of beast like behavior to protect one self and injuring another.


"Always practice Aikido in a joyful and vibrant manner."

O Sensei