Aikido Founder

Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, is from Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture, and has been working martial arts since he was a child, studying the mysteries of traditional Japanese martial arts, and after rigorous training, he developed from art to Aikido, and built a aiki Shrine and Aiki Training Dojo in Iwama Town, Ibaraki Prefecture during the war. Aikido was completed between the rocks after the war. This completed technique was named "Takesan Aiei".

Received the Purple Ribbon Medal in 1960
Received the Order of the Fourth Class of the Rising Sun Award in 1964
Received the third-class Taobao Chapter of the Shogo-no-Ho after his death in 1969