December 14 1883 – Ueshiba Morihei, the Founder of Aikido, is Born in Japan

December 14 1883 – Ueshiba Morihei, the Founder of Aikido, is Born in JapanRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons Small and easily disregarded, few would ever guess that Ueshiba Morihei could amount to much when he was born in what is now Tanabe, Japan on December 14, 1883. As he refined his martial art of aikido — loosely translated as “The Way to Harmonize with the World” — he maintained an undefeated record until his death at the age of 85. Growing up in a well-off agricultural family in southern Japan, Ueshiba spent much of his youth moving from one illness to another. Despite his father prodding him to […]