Grand Master Morehei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido
Ueshiba Sensei was born on 14 December 1883 in the prefecture Wakayama, and died on 26 April 1969. He developed Aikido. from Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu and the Omoto religion intergrating the teachings of Sokaku Takeda and Onisaburo Deguchi respectively.
Master Koichi Tohei, founder of Ki Aikido
Koichi Tohei sensei was the founder of Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido. At the age of 17 he began the study of Misogi and Zen. At the age of 19 he started to study Aikido under Ueshiba and at 25 he starting studying mind and body unification from Tempu Nakamura. He has spread the principles of Ki and Aikido in the USA and Europe since 1953
Doshu Kenjiro Yoshigasaki Sensei, founder of Ki No Kenkyukai Association Internationale
Doshu Yoshigaskai is the founder of the KI No Kenkyukai Association International. Born in 1951 in Kagoshima, Japan. he started to practice yoga when he was 10 and later began the practice of Aikido directly from Tohei sensei. He devoted a year to the study of yoga in India. Since 1977 he has been teaching Ki and Aikido throughout Europe, South America and South Africa