True Victory is victory over one’s self.

–O Sensei (Morihei Ueshiba)

Aikido is a modern Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba as a synthesis of his martial studies, philosophy and religious beliefs. Translated as “the way of unifying (with) life energy” or as “the way of harmonious spirit” the primary goal for the practice of aikido is to overcome oneself instead of cultivating violence or aggressiveness.