Founder of Aikido (39): The Reestablishment of the Aikikai Foundation by Kisshomaru Ueshiba

August 15, 1945, the day the war ended, was truly a shock for the Japanese. We were fully convinced that this was the end of aikido. However, the Founder was silently at work on the Aiki-En farm in Iwama. Whenever I spoke to him, he just said, “aikido won’t be destroyed.

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