Rocky Mountain Aikikai




O Sensei – Great Teacher

In every Aikido Dojo (school) one can observe the students bowing respectfully to a picture of an elderly gentleman with a wispy white beard and sparkling eyes: Master Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, known to his students as O Sensei – Great Teacher.

From an early age he applied himself to the discipline of Japan’s martial arts, known as Budo. The discoveries and experiments that led him to develop Aikido were based on a thoroughly expert foundation in the ways of the fighting arts. Mirroring his appetite for martial knowledge was the depth of his spiritual exploration. He searched within himself to justify the validity of pursuing a course of life based upon the defeat of others.

O Sensei understood that the real battle of life is to overcome the qualities of pettiness, ambition and selfishness that keep our full potential from blossoming. He came to believe that the martial arts were to be used to purge one’s character of these undesirable traits and ultimately gain control of ourselves both physically and spiritually. Therein would lie true strength. From this perspective, O Sensei developed the arts of Aikido.

The goals of Aikido are there for all to achieve. To become an integrated and balanced individual and explore our full human potential.

Dave Marlow, President of Rocky Mountain Aikikai, is a Godan in rank, and has been with the club for 19 years.

Schedule: Classes are every Tuesday and Thursday from, 6:30 P.M. until 8:30 P.M.

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Goodson Recreation Center
6315 South University Blvd.
Centennial, Colorado. 80121

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