[Jigoro Kano establishes the Kano Juku
School the forerunner of the Kodokan.]
Birth of Morihei Ueshiba in Tanabe, Kii
Province (Wakayama Prefecture) on
Moves to Tokyo in September and works in
business of relative Koshiro Inoue.
Studies Tenshin Shinyo-ryu Jujutsu under
Tokusaburo Tozawa in Tokyo. Possible
brief study of Shinkage-ryu Sword
Marries Hatsu Itogawa in Tanabe.
Joins 61st Army Infantry Regiment of
Wakayama (late December).
[Beginning of Russo-Japanese War.]
Departure of his regiment to Manchurian
Discharged from Army. Returns to
Receives Yagyu-ryu Jujutsu certificate
(probably Goto-ha Yagyu Shingan-ryu)
from Masanosuke Tsuboi (or Masakatsu
[Kodokan Judo Headquarters
To Hokkaido to evaluate government
sponsored land development project. Soon
returns to Tanabe
Possible brief study of judo under
Kiyoichi Takagi in Tanabe.
First child, a daughter Matsuko, born.
Heads group of settlers from Kii
Province who settle in Aza-Shirataki,
Kamiwakibetsu village in Mombetsu
Meets Sokaku Takeda of Daito-ryu Jujutsu
in Hisada Inn in Engaru with
introduction from Kotaro Yoshida.
Completes first 10-day Daito-ryu seminar
Engaged in intensive study of Daito-ryu
First son, Takemori, born in July.
Serves as town councilman in
Kamiwakibetsu village from June 1918 to
Leaves Hokkaido in December due to
Turns land and property over to his
teacher, Sokaku Takeda.
Meets Onisaburo Deguchi of Omoto
religion in Ayabe.
Father, Yoroku, dies in January. Arrives
home in Tanabe shortly after Yoroku's
Moves to Ayabe, site of Omoto religion,
in Kyoto Prefecture, with family.
Builds Ueshiba Juku dojo attached to his
Second son, Kuniharu, born in April.
Oldest son, Takemori, dies in August.
Second son, Kuniharu, dies in
[First Omoto incident occurs.]
Mother, Yuki, dies.
Sokaku Takeda visits Ayabe with his
family to teach and stays from c. 28
April to 15 September.
Receives Kyoju Dairi from Takeda
qualifying him as certified Daito-ryu
Goes to Mongolia with Onisaburo Deguchi
with goal of establishing a utopian
community (February to July).
Captured and held prisoner by Chinese
military for plotting overthrow of
existing government and Narrowly escapes
Gives special demonstration in Tokyo for
high-ranking military officers and
[Kenji Tomiki begins training.]
Moves to Tokyo with entire family.
Establishes temporary dojo in billiard
room of Count Shimazu's mansion in Shiba,
Shirogane in Sarumachi.
Moves to Shiba, Tsunamachi, site of
Moves with family to Shiba, Kuruma-machi,
and sets up temporary dojo.
Moves to Shimo-ochiai in Mejiro.
Judo founder Jigoro Kano observes
demonstration by Ueshiba in Mejiro dojo
and dispatches several Students from
Kodokan including Minoru Mochizuki to
Dedication of Kobukan dojo in Ushigome,
Sokaku Takeda teaches seminar from 20
March to 7 April at Kobukan dojo.
Ueshiba's name appears in Takeda's
[Rinjiro Shirata enters Kobukan.]
Budo Sen'yokai (Society for the
Promotion of Martial Arts) is
established with Ueshiba as its first
[Gozo Shioda enters Kobukan.]
Technical manual, Budo Renshu, is
Making of Asahi Newspaper film
documentary in Osaka with Takuma Hisa.
[Second Omoto Incident occurs.]
Ueshiba's name appears along with that
of Zenzaburo Akazawa in enrollment book
of Kashima Shinto-ryu school.
Technical manual, Budo,
containing photographs of Ueshiba's
techniques is published
Invited to Manchuria to instruct.
[Koichi Tohei enters Kobukan.]
Attends martial arts demonstration in
Manchuria commemorating 2600th
anniversary of Japan.
[Kenki Tomiki receives first 8th dan
given by Ueshiba.]
[Kisaburo Osawa enters Kobukan.]
Gives demonstration arranged by Admiral
Isamu Takeshita at Saineikan dojo on
palace grounds before members of
Teaches at military police academy.
Invited to instruct in Manchuria for
University Martial Arts Week.
Becomes martial arts advisor for
Shimbuden and Kenkoku University
Name "Aikido" becomes official and is
registered with Ministry of Education.
Invited to Manchuria as representative
of Japanese martial arts to attend
Manchuria-Japanese Exchange Martial Arts
demonstrations in commemoration of 10th
anniversary of independence of Manchuria
Moves to Iwama, Ibaragi
Prefecture.Kisshomaru Ueshiba becomes
Director of Kobukan Dojo.
First Aiki Shrine built in Iwama.
Kobukai Foundation ceases activity due
to post-war ban on martial arts.
Iwama dojo completed.
[Morihiro Saito enters Iwama Dojo.]
[Sadateru Arikawa enters Aikikai Hombu.]
[Hiroshi Tada enters Aikikai Hombu.]
Engages in farming, intensive training,
and meditation in Iwama.
Aikikai Hombu Dojo moves to Iwama,
office opened in Tokyo.
Kisshomaru becomes head of Aikikai
Regular practice resumes at Tokyo dojo.
[Minoru Mochizuki to France to teach
judo and aikido.]
[Koichi Tohei promoted to 8th dan by
[Koichi Tohei to Hawaii for initial stay
of one year.]
[Yoshinkan Aikido Dojo opened in Tsukudo
Aikikai Hombu (headquarters) moved back
to Tokyo from Iwama.
Several foreign dignitaries attend a
demonstration given by the founder at
the Aikikai Hombu arranged by André
Appears in U.S. television documentary
Rendez-vous with Adventure.
[Kenji Tomiki establishes the Waseda
University Aikido Club in April.]
Receives Medal of Honor with Purple
Ribbon from Japanese government.
Invited to Hawaii for opening of
Honolulu Aikikai (February).
Appears in television documentary made
[All-Japan Student Aikido Federation
established with Ueshiba as president.]
[All-Japan Aikido Demonstration held for
the first time at Hibiya Kokaido
Receives Order of the Rising Sun, 4th
Class, as the founder of aikido.
[New Hombu Dojo building dedicated.]
final demonstration on 15 January at
Kagami Biraki Celebration.
Succumbs to liver cancer on 26 April.
Ashes buried at Kozanji, Tanbe.
Hair preserved at Iwama, Kumano Dojo,
Ayabe and Hombu Dojo.
Made honorary citizen of Tanabe and
[Wife, Hatsu, dies in June.]