About the Martial Art of Aikido

Aikido Founder Ueshiba Morihei
Ueshiba Morihei, Founder of Aikido

Aikido is both old and new. Rooted in Japan’s centuries old martial arts tradition, it was founded in the mid-twentieth century by Ueshiba Morihei as a path of moral and spiritual development and mind-body union.

Aikido teaches not only the principles of self-defense and conflict resolution but a practical approach to dealing with the challenges of modern living, all through the medium of physical discipline. Practice sessions involve moderate to challenging exercise and contact with other practitioners.

The Fan Dojo is affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba in the U.S. and the Aikikai Foundation (Hombu Dojo) in Japan.