Aikidō is a Japanese budō created by Morihei Ueshiba (1883 - 1969). Ueshiba studied many traditional martial arts, but the two main influences were a form of ju-jutsu known as Daitō-ryū Aiki-jujutsu, and the spiritual training which resulted from his association with Onisaburo Deguchi and the Omoto religion.  The name [Aikidō] was given to the martial art Morihei Ueshiba created in 1942 and the Dōjō he built, now run by his grandson, the present Aikidō Doshu, is still the world center of the art.

Aikidō can be practiced on many levels and by people of all ages. There are no weight restrictions or weight categories. Aikidō incorporates many elements including self-defense, but many people practise as a way to keep fit and healthy and also as a type of spiritual training. There are no competitions or tournaments. Training usually takes the form of repeated practice of basic movements, breathing and stretching exercises and a variety of throwing and pinning techniques. The movements range from flowing routines to more serious strong grips but always keeping in mind to try to achieve a harmonic connection with the partner.

Hiroshima International Aikidō Dōjō

(established 2002) is associated with and recognized by the  AIKIKAI FOUNDATION Aikido World Headquarters under the leadership of Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu, the founders grandson. The dōjō is a member of the Hiroshima  Aikidō Federation.

The three founders started practice in Europe and have more than thirty years experience in Japanese Dōjō's too. The Dōjō aims to incorporate elements of health and spiritual aspects into practice and to create a place of encounter for people from different cultures.

The dōjō was featured in NHK's J-Arena.



 広島国際合気道道場 (2017 十五周年) は、公益財団法人合気会ー現在は、植芝守央が道主を受け継いでおりますーと広島県合気道連盟に属し、ヨーロッパで練習をしはじめて、日本国内でも30年以上稽古を重ねてきた3人の創始者で成立している。武道の視点に健康的な面、または精神力の訓練の面も含めて稽古し、国籍をとわず様々な人が出会える道場をめざしている。