Morihei Ueshiba
1883 ~ 1969

Aikido is a Japanese Martial Art developed during the 1920s by Morihei Ueshiba. 

1883 - Aikido Founder, Morihei Ueshiba, is born on December 14th in the present-day city of Tanabe in Wakayama Prefecture.

1908 - The Founder receives a license in Goto Ha-Yagyu Ryu Jujutsu from Mr. Masanosuke Tsuboi. 

1911 - The Founder applies for a permit from the government to become a settler in Hokkaido. He and a group of people migrate to Shirataki, Hokkaido Prefecture. The Founder meets Mr. Sokaku Takeda, the inheritor of Daito-Ryu, and asks for instruction.

1919 - O'Sensei makes the acquaintance of Mr. Onisaburo Deguchi, of the Omoto religious sect and devotes himself to ascetic spiritual training. The Founder opens a training dojo called "Ueshiba-juku". 

1927 - The Founder comes to Tokyo with his family and begins teaching Martial Arts. 

1931 - The Kobukan Dojo is established in present-day Wakamatsu-cho, Shinjuku.

1955 - The Founder starts to promote the development of Aikido in Japan and abroad.

1969 - The Founder passes away on April 26th at the age of 86