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    The association between Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward and the headquarters of the Aikikai world is obvious to pretty much all practitioners¬†affiliated¬†to the organization. Indeed, the imposing five-storey building weclomes hundreds of practitioners from around the world each year, including most of the highest ranked instructors. However, fewer people actually know the history behind its location. In ...
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    Half a century after the death of its founder, Aikido has expanded to an extent that Ueshiba Morihei would hardly have imagined. This development can be measured not only in terms of number of practitioners and countries in which Aikido has taken foot, but also in terms of the influence that the intrinsic message of ...