Daitoryu Aikijujutsu

 

Daitō-ryū Aiki-jūjutsu,originally called Daitō-ryū Jujutsu, is a Japanese martial art that first became widely known in the early 20th century under the headmastership of Takeda Sokaku. Takeda had extensive training in several martial arts, additional to the teachings of the aizu clan martial arts, he called the style he taught as "Daitō-ryū" (literally, "Great Eastern School"). Whether Takeda is regarded as either the restorer or preserver of the art, the known history of Daitō-ryū begins with the well known shogun takeda shingen . Takeda's most well known student was Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of aikido.