AikiBujutsu AikiBudo

AikiBudo, Sekai Sokeshi Luis Alba, Hanshi.

Kannagara Mae

                                                                                          Kannagara Mae                                                                                                                              "Kannagara Mae, The Dance of the God's. With your mind free, let the Ki of the Universe guide your Movement".                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       L.A.

Starting from Nineteen Fifty. On forward O'Sensei, begun to once again travel through out Japan. Responding to the many invitations of Teaching, Interviews, and Demonstrations. Spending much time in Tokyo.

The administration of the Aikikai, and it's technical activities. Was clearly in the hands of Kisshomaru, Koichi Tohei, the teaching Staff, and the Board of directors of the Aikikai Foundation.

In September of Nineteen Fifty Six. The Aikikai, celebrated their first public demonstration after the war. In the attic's of the stores Takashimaya, and Nihombashi in Tokyo.

O'Sensei, was opposed to demonstrations like these. But none the less Japan, had begun a new Era. 

The demonstration lasted five days causing a great impression in the foreign dictators that were present.

In Nineteen Fifty Nine. As a public recognition of Aikido. O'Sensei's fame began to spread through out the World. 

There was a huge number of people, that would come to the Dojo requesting teachings. It was then when some of the leading student begun to take an active part in spreading the Teachings over seas.   

When Aikido began establishing itself amongst the population the number of students rapidly increased through out the World.

In Japan, itself new Dojo's began to open threw out the Land. Aikido, extended all through out Universities, Government Offices, and Enterprises. Announcing it's second Golden Age.  

It was the charismatic Tohei, whom in the seventies would be Aikido's best known figure out side of Japan. 

As O'Sensei, began to age. He'd begun taking less of a roll in the activities of the Aikikai. Though always attending demonstrations. He left Kisshomaru, in charge of Hombu.

On January of Nineteen Sixty. The Nippon Television Network Corporation ( NTV ). Presented, The Master of Aikido, a filming of O'Sensei's believes, and techniques.

On May Fourteen, Nineteen Sixty. The Aikikai Foundation, did a demonstration of Aikido. In Shinjuku, Tokyo. Rightfully named, The Essence of Aikido. O'Sensei caused a great impression amongst the audience.

It was on Feb. Twenty Eight Nineteen Sixty One. When O'Sensei, visited Hawaii.

"I've come to Hawaii, to build a bridge of Silver. Till now I've remained in Japan, building a bridge of Gold to Unify the Nation.                                                                                                   From now on my dream is to build a bridge that will Unite all cultures of the World. Through the Harmony, and Love. That exist with in Aikido.                                                                               I believe Aikido will bear fruit to the Arts, and can join all the people of the World in Harmony. Giving life to the True Spirit of Budo. Wrapping this trouble World in Love".                                                                                                                             O'Sensei Morihei Uyeshiba.

There was a Grand Festival at the AikiJinja. On August Seven, Nineteen Sixty Two. Celebrating the Sixtieth Anniversary of O'Sensei's participation amongst the Arts. In a picture O'Sensei, executes a beautiful technique sending his uke flying far in the air explaining,                                                                                                                                                                                                       "Aikido is the Art of Non Resistence".                                                                                                                                                                       O'Sensei Morihei Uyeshiba.

In recognition for his contribution in the Arts. In Nineteen Sixty Four. By the hands of the Emperor Hirohito, himself. O'Sensei, received a very special honor, and was awarded Shinyuhosho.

With Kyu Do Tenth Dan, Yosaburo Uno. Only three other's besides them had received such an honor. The master of Judo Kyuzo Mifune, and the Masters of Kendo Kinnosuke Ogawa, and Seiji Mochida.

A Ceremony was carried out on March Fourteen Nineteen Sixty Seven. Initiating the construction on a new Hombu Dojo.

On that very same day in Iwama. O'Sensei, begun to celebrate the first day of ceremonies for the new year. Posing for a picture while in Prayer.

On December Fifteen, of that very same year the new Dojo was finished. A modern building of three floors. One would serve as O'Sensei's Bedroom, and Studio. The other floors would be used for the main offices, and training facilities. Today O'Sensei's room holds many of his artifacts, belongings, a museum of his past.

Celebrating the new, and completed Hombu Dojo.  At the Head Quarters on January Twelve Nineteen Sixty Eight. A Ceremony was carried out with O'Sensei, speaking profoundly about the Essence of Technique.

Though he'd appear to be enjoying of great health, his physical body slowly begun to deteriorate.  

Later that year he was helped walk up to what would be his last public demonstration. At Hokkaido, located in Hibija. For the blessings of the new Building. As soon as his feet would touch the mat it would be as if new live would flow through him strongly pushing off whom so ever held him.

In January of Nineteen Sixty Nine. O'Sensei, visited Hombu Dojo. In the celebration of the new year. He demonstrated Tai No Henka changing his stance in such a fluid and dynamic form. In accordance with Nature, done so majestically. His Kiai would be heard from a half mile away. The Old Man, would finish by saying,                                                                                                        "Budo is the Manifestation of Love".                                                                                                                                                                    O'Sensei Morihei Uyeshiba.

                                                                                                                             O'Sensei Morihei Uyeshiba