to Iwama Ryu
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Aikido is a modern martial art developed
in the middle of the last century by O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba. Aikido
was the result of his intensive study into the Japanese sword, stick
and body arts which he rationalised and fused into a unified system
Practice in Aikido consists of weapons
training, empty handed techniques, working with multiple attackers
and all of the scenarios in between.
Sensei Paul Sparks, pictured with Hitohira Saito
Sensei at the Tanrenkan Dojo, Iwama, April 2012.