The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, O-sensei was born 14 December 1883. To maintain his health he began studying many martial arts. The intense training made him superior in combat. He felt that there was no meaning to win fights then he actually wanted to get away from the fighting itself.
In spring 1925, when O-sensei was 41 years old came a turning point in his practicing of martial arts when he fought with a marine officer and only managed by moving out of the way of the attack.
It wasn’t until 1942 that his martial art officially was called aikido.
O-sensei developed aikido to a martial arts which purpose is to avoid violence and his goal was to contribute to a more peaceful world.
In 15th of January 1969 O-sensei held his last performance. 26th of April the same year he passed away, 85 years old.