Penguin Aikido offers training in Gyokushin Ryu Aikido and is part of the Gyokushin Ryu Aikido Federation, with schools all around the world offering many of the budo martial arts.
WASHIZU Terumi Sensei was a student of MOCHIZUKI Minoru Sensei and founded Gyokushin Ryu Aikido following the death of Master MOCHIZUKI. To honor his teacher, WASHIZU Terumi Sensei named his art in the name of this former school.
The essence of Gyokushin Ryu Aikido is a direct result of teachings developed by Master MOCHIZUKI, based on a synthesis of many Japanese Budo (Nihon Sogo Budo) such as AIKIDO, JUDO, KARATE and KENJUTSU. WASHIZU Sensei, like his predecessors, bases his teaching on the principles of mutual aid and prosperity, as well as the best use of energy.
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Aikido is a relatively young Japanese martial art developed after WW2 by Morihei Ueshiba, and is primarily a defensive martial art that does not focus on punching and kicking, but rather uses the opponents energy to control them using throws and joint locks that are derived from many budo martial arts Jujitsu, Judo, Karate and Kenjitsu. It is not a static art, but places great emphasis on motion and the dynamics of movement.
The word “aikido” is formed of three kanji:
- 合 – ai – joining, unifying, combining, fitting
- 気 – ki – spirit, energy, mood, morale
- 道 – dō – way, path
- peace of mind
- mental toughness
- applicable self-defense technique
- spiritual enlightenment
- physical health