Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu
Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu is an ancient Japanese martial art founded by Minamoto no Yoshimitsu Shinra-Saburo, the younger brother of Minamoto no Yoshiie. It has been handed down in Takeda families in Kai and Aizu, and it was firstly disclosed to the general public by Sokaku Takeda in Meiji period. The main lineage was inherited by Tokimune Takeda, a son of Sokaku Takeda, and further inherited by Katsuyuki Kondo (current head of the headquarters), who was the only individual to have received the menkyo kaiden (license of full transmission) from Tokimune Takeda.
Technic of Daito-ryu
Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu is noted, as the name suggests, for emphasizing the principles of aiki. From ancient times the admonishment to "attack where the opponent has been unbalanced" has been a fundamental axiom of Oriental martial arts. In Daito-ryu, the principle of "how to unbalance the opponent" is referred to as aiki, and there are many oral transmissions and secret teachings pertaining to the various aspects of aiki.
Enriching Your Life with Budo
Daito-ryu Aiki Jujutsu is not just a martial art but a budo. As a budo, they aim to improve their skills, improve their minds and enrich their lives through training. You can practice at your own pace regardless of age, gender, or whether you have martial arts experience. It's an opportunity for children to learn good manners, focus, and form a person.