Stefan Leijendecker (D), Christian Vanhenten (B) en John Luijten (NL)
O-Sensei’s vision of Aikido was that it was a way to bring people together through a common path;
a way to create bridges between people and cultures; a way to achieve peace and harmony for all mankind.
In his own words:
“Aikido is the bridge to peace and harmony for all humankind. The first character for martial art, “bu”, means “ to stop weapons of destruction”. If its true meaning is understood by people all over the world, nothing would make me happier. The creator of this universe, which is the home for all humankind, is also the creator of Aikido. The art of Japanese budo is simply harmony and love. It is only natural that people should welcome it.”