Today is Morihei Ueshiba’s birthday. He was born December 14th,1883.

Mr. Ueshiba, known as O-Sensei (great teacher) is one of the world’s most famous and influential martial artists. He developed aikido, a revolutionary martial art based on harmonious conflict resolution.

Aikido has has become far more than a self-defense system. It’s a way of life dedicated to personal growth and harmony. It’s now practiced by a global community of martial artists in over 150 countries across the globe.

“Rely on peace to activate your manifold powers. Pacify your environment and create a beautiful world.”

-Morihei Ueshiba

Ikazuchi - O'Sensei