AikiBujutsu AikiBudo

AikiBudo, Sekai Sokeshi Luis Alba, Hanshi.

Hombu Dojo

Hombu Dojo                                                                                                                                Amongst those of the Omoto Kyo, training in Uyeshiba Yuku, were the Naval officer's. There was an Admiral Seikyo Asano, whom would speak enthusiastically of the Founder's exceptional Skill, and Technique.

His fellow officer, Admiral Isamu Takeshita. Whom's interest in the Art's was grand, journeyed into Ayabe from Tokyo. In nineteen twenty five, to witness the Founders demonstration. He returned home, amazingly impressed.

In the Fall of Nineteen Twenty Five, O'Sensei, was invited to visit Admiral Takeshita, in Tokyo. Staying in the home of the Old Prime Minister Gombei Yamamoto. Demonstrating the Art amongst a number of Dictator's. They too were left completely impressed.

O'Sensei, was then asked to stay twenty one days. Teaching his Art, to the Prince of the Palace Throne.

In the spring of Nineteen Twenty Six, was once again invited by Admiral Imasu Takeshita. O'Sensei was asked to teach members of the Imperial Court, and the Monastery of the Imperial Palace. Those of high business, finances, Army, and Navy personal were all invited to attend as well. Though O'Sensei's stay had become extended a longer period then expected, in the summer he'd come across intestinal disorder. He felt forced to return home and rest.

Not even a year had passed it was Feb. of Nineteen Twenty Seven. When O'Sensei, received once again another invitation from Admiral Takeshita. O'Sensei felt as if there was no other choice but to leave Ayabe.

"We must always Respect the decisions made by the Emperor, it is an Honor to accommodate his will. For a Warrior, to be called upon his Side to guide His Holy One, and his family, is truly the Ultimate height of a Warrior's duty".                                                                                                                                                                    L.A. 

With the Blessings of Onisaburo. O'Sensei, decided to move with his family to the capital in Tokyo. So he could Dedicate all of his Energy, to establishing himself as a Master of the Art's.

Thanks to Admiral Takeshita. Whom paved the path so O'Sensei's Art could reach Deep in the Hearts of the People in Tokyo. He provided, Important Introductions of O'Sensei's Art, and the Private Support of his Activities. O'Sensei, succeeded in Tokyo, in such a huge scale, and short time, all thanks to Takeshita.

O'Sensei, would also teach in Private Residence's. His students consisted mainly on those of high class, and in Nineteen Thirty. O'Sensei, was able to buy a Villa in Ushigome, Wakamatsu Cho. He'd begun, the construction of a New Dojo. While he acquired a Dojo in Mejirodai. His students rapidly increased amongst them were Imasu Fujita, Shoyo Matsui, Kaizan Nakasato, and an actor of the Kabuki, Kikugoro Ennosuke VI.

It was here in October of Nineteen Thirty. When Jigoro Kano, Head Master of the Kodokan, and Founder of Judo, came to visit. Kano, was deeply impressed by O'Sensei's Techniques. With a Graceful voice, smile on his face, and a humble heart Jigoro, Blessed O'Sensei's Art by saying.,                                                                                                                                                                                    "This Is My Ideal Budo".                                                                                                                                                                                                             Jigoro Kano. 

Previously Jigoro had sent two of his students to train under O'Sensei. Jiro Takeda, and Minoru Mochikuzi.

Another memorable visit, in Nineteen Thirty. Came from  the General of the Division, Makoto Miura. It had been him whom appointed O'Sensei, as the instructor of the Toyoma Military Academy.

Not pleased, with this New Budo. He'd come to visit the Dojo, with just one goal on mind, to defeat the Master of the Art's. Right after his foolish act General Makoto, appointed himself as a student of the Art.

O'Sensei, clearly solved all, and any of Makoto's doubts.

With the help of many, on April of Nineteen Thirty One. The construction of the New Dojo, had come to an end. This new place, would now serve as the Central Base of O'Sensei's Teachings. The Dojo, in fact was enlarged to include a mat space of over Fourteen Thousand sqft., Eighty Tatami, it was called The Kobukan of Wakamatsucho.

This Great Hall of Uyeshiba Budo Teachings, existed in a once Ushigome District, of Shinjuku Ward. Currently still occupying the same land, the Kobukan has become the Aikikai Hombu Cho. In what's called today the Wakamatsu District of Shinjuku, Tokyo.

Many Uchideshi trained hard, so that one day they too could become Teachers of the Art. Some of the young hearted students that enlisted were,                                                                                                                              Hisao Kamata                                                                                                                                          Shigemi Yonekawa                                                                                                                                        Tsutome Yukawa                                                                                                                               Ikkusai Hajime Iwata                                                                                           Zenzaburo Akazawa                                                                                                                              Kaoru Funabashi                                                                                                                                          Gozo Shioda                                                                                                                                          Teisumi Hashi                                                                                                                                               Renjiro Shirata                                                                                                                                   Minoru Mochizuki                                                                                                                               Tenryu Saburo Wakuta                                                                                                                                   Isamu Takeshita                                                                                                                                           Kenzo Futaki                                                                                                                                             Aritoshi Murashige                                                                                                                                  Kenji Tomiki                                                                                                                                             Takako Kunigoshi                                                                                                                                           Yoshio Sugino                                                                                                                                           Kiyoshi Nakaura                                                                                                                                    Kisshomaru Uyeshiba                                                                                                                       Yoichiro Hoken (Noriaki Inoue) 

Sugino, had begun his studies since the Nineteen Thirties. Kiyoshi, married O'Sensei's daughter they lived in the home of the Dojo for almost five years, and during this period Kisshomaru stood constantly by his fathers side.

However, it was Inoue whom was O'Sensei's eldest student, and nephew. He had spend most of his time at the Uyeshiba home in Tanabe and Shirataki, a Senior Instructor of his uncles Art.

On these following years AikiBudo would experience it's Golden years, even though the Kobukan was known as the Jigoku Dojo of Ushigome. Due to its intense training in harsh weather. It was not easy for members of the general public to join, only those of high recommendations from two reliable sources were allow to become students.

Many famous people enlisted as well. Military Leaders, High Government Officials, Business Men, Educators, and those of the Arts. Through these contacts O'Sensei, began to teach the police force and those of the Imperial Court. People from all walks of life entered to learn the Uyeshiba Art. 

  

                                                                                                   O'Sensei, praying for World Peace.