Fudo Shin Tai Aikido   

Joseph Marconi, Sensei 


Dojo of Corona

 

Our Newest Dojo Cho!

8/14/2019  

Terry McCarthy, Sensei has decide to step away from active teaching here at Fudo Shin Tai Aikido, promoting Joseph Marconi, Sensei to lead instructor, Dojo Cho, of our school.

McCarthy, Sensei, Soke of Fudo Shin Tai Aikido, will continue in this capacity, guiding the instruction of this style of aikido.

Thank you Terry for your tireless effort in leading and instructing this school for the last 19 years and congratulations, Joseph!


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A Brief History........

Elise and Robert Simmons laid the foundation of this school in the late Fifties. From 1958 to 1966 Bob and Elise worked with then famous martial artist and author, Bruce Tegner in Hollywood, CA. In 1964....(See History)


 Why Aikido?


AI- Harmony, to Harmonize

KI- The Universal Life force or energy

DO- A way or Path

The Way to Harmonize Energy

Aikido is a Japanese martial art that uses strikes, locks, pins and throws, as well as the opponent's energy to control their balance and control the attacker. Because of this, strength and size is not necessarily an advantage, and in many instances, a hindrance, Aikido is well suited to women, children and the elderly.

Students learn Conditioning (Aiki Taiso), Falls and Rolls (Ukemi), Techniques (Waza), Stance (Kamae),  and Breath Control (Kokyu Ho). This allows the students to practice safely, building up speed and control over time. It also allows students to practice well into their advanced years with less chance of injury.

 Classes Start September 12th!!

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Morihei Ueshiba, O'sensei 

Founder of Aikido

1883-1969 

Morihei Ueshiba was the founder of Aikido. His life was the thing that heroes and adventurers are made of. Enlisted in the Army during the Russo-Japanese War, studied Daito-Ryu under Sokaku Takeda (described as an "unparalleled swordsman in his time, and "possessing a level of skilled that was almost divine" ), joined Onisiburo Deguchi, the Guru of Omoto-Kyo and becoming a loyal disciple, engaged in the ill-fated Mongolian Incident, survived the destruction that came with WWII, and discovered the revelation that through peace, not war, was the true Way of the Warrior.

Throughout his entire adult life, O'sensei (Great Teacher) as he is often refer to as, cultivated, nurtured, refined, and disseminated the waza, ki and spiritual foundation of the martial art we know of today as Aikido. 

He died as he lived, teaching Aikido shortly before he passed away from liver cancer, at the age of 85.