This meeting had a significant impact on Ueshiba, and he, over the next five years he studied with Takeda Aiki-Jutsu Daito-ryu. In 1920, after learning about a serious illness his father, Ueshiba left Hokkaido and went to Tanabe. Driving along the road village Ayabe, it stops there for the night and accidentally met with Onisaburo Deguchi, the founder of a new religious movement Omoto-kyo. Arriving in Tanabe Ueshiba learned of the death of his father. In addition, at the same time, by a strange coincidence, he died his two sons. In search of solace Ueshiba and his family moved to Ayabe and wished to become advocates Omoto-kyo. In the future, for more than 8 years he will be living in Ayabe and Deguchi learn from a master of the spiritual and philosophical aspects of the new religion. In addition, this time, he practiced Aiki-Jutsu, Ken Jutsu, co-jitsu, Jiu-Jitsu and other martial arts series, trying to help them better understand both himself and the Omoto-kyo.

In the mid-30s Ueshiba dojo founded his famous "Kobukan", better known under the name "devil's dojo." This the name was common because of the extremely intense training, traumatic stiffness and techniques taught. Ueshiba's first students were followers of Omoto-kyo, but as its existence became Kobukan is known throughout Japan, which attracted a lot of talent there young people who want to master the art of Ueshiba. In 1941, a formal alliance of Japanese martial arts has officially recognized the new martial art under the name Ueshiba-ryu Aiki-Budo, and in 1942 finally gave Ueshiba called his direction: "Aikido". After the war, the aging master aikido techniques became more and more fluid, with the emphasis has been given to the philosophical and spiritual aspects of the warrior's way. Students who engaged in Ueshiba in different periods of his life, saw his performance in various aikido, which led to later create the series, is quite different from each other styles. Morihei Ueshiba died on April 26, 1969 when he was 85 years old, leaving a solid legacy. Currently, the world has more than 30 different areas of Aikido, the most common of which: Aikikai, Yoshinkan, Tomiki-ryu, ki-aikido, and the number involved in this duel, according to conservative estimates, more than 1.2 million people.

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