Located in the Greater Los Angeles area, TARZANA AIKIKAI is affiliated with the United States Aikido Federation (USAF), under the direction and support of Y. Yamada Shihan and Aikido Hombu Dojo, Tokyo, Japan. Chief Instructor Rob Hyatt, 4th dan, and Instructor Nancy Supanich, 2nd dan, are students of Yamada Shihan and the late Kanai Shihan, both of whom are direct students of the founder of Aikido, O'Sensei Morihei Ueshiba.
Tarzana Aikikai is affiliated with and supports the United States Aikido Federation, a 501 ©(3) nonprofit educational institution created for the purpose of spreading and maintaining the integrity of the Japanese martial art Aikido, a modern, nonviolent martial art also known as the "Art of Peace".
Aiki is not a technique to fight with or defeat the enemy. It is the Way to reconcile the world, and make human beings one family.
Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969)
Morihei Ueshiba created Aikido during the 1920s. Known throughout the world as O-Sensei, or "Great Teacher", Ueshiba was an extraordinary martial artist who reached the highest level of mastery in the classical Japanese martial arts. As a young man he mastered Ken-jitsu (sword techniques), So-jitsu (spear techniques) and Ju-jitsu (unarmed body techniques), and became one of the most renowned martial artists of his day.
A deeply spiritual man, O-Sensei transmuted his technical mastery of traditional martial arts into a new martial art. He called Aikido the Art of Peace and maintained that Budo or "Martial Way" is a work of love, a path to overcome discord in ourselves and bring peace to the world.
New England Aikikai (1939-2004)
New York Aikikai