||[Jigoro Kano establishes the Kano Juku School, the forerunner of the Kodokan.]|
|1883||Birth of Morihei Ueshiba in Tanabe, Kii Province (Wakayama Prefecture) on December 14.|
|1901|| 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 school.
|1903|| Marries Hatsu Itogawa in Tanabe.
Joins 61st Army Infantry Regiment of Wakayama (late December).
|1904||[Beginning of Russo-Japanese War.]|
|1905||Departure of his regiment to Manchurian Front.|
|1906||Discharged from Army. Returns to Tanabe.|
|1908||Receives Yagyu-ryu Jujutsu certificate (probably Goto-ha Yagyu Shingan-ryu) from Masanosuke Tsuboi (or Masakatsu Nakai).|
|1909||[Kodokan Judo Headquarters established.]|
|1910|| To Hokkaido to evaluate government sponsored land development project. Soon returns to Tanabe.
Supports botanist Kumagusu Minakata in opposing government shrine consolidation policy.
|1911||Brief study of judo under Kiyoichi Takagi in Tanabe.
First child, a daughter Matsuko, born.
|1912||Heads group of settlers from Kii Province who settle in Aza-Shirataki, Kamiwakibetsu village in Mombetsu County, Hokkaido.|
|1915|| Meets Sokaku Takeda of Daito-ryu Jujutsu in Hisada Inn in Engaru with introduction from Kotaro Yoshida.
Completes first 10-day Daito-ryu seminar (March 5).
|1916||Engaged in intensive study of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu.|
|1917||First son, Takemori, born in July.|
|1918||Serves as town councilman in Kamiwakibetsu village from June 1918 to April 1919.|
|1919||Leaves Hokkaido in December due to father’s illness. Turns Shirataki land and property over to his teacher, Sokaku Takeda.|
|1920||Meets Onisaburo Deguchi of Omoto religion in Ayabe.
Father, Yoroku, dies in January. Arrives home in Tanabe shortly after Yoroku’s death.
Moves to Ayabe, site of Omoto religion, in Kyoto Prefecture, with family.
Opens Ueshiba Juku dojo attached to his residence.
Second son, Kuniharu, born in April.
Oldest son, Takemori, dies in August.
Second son, Kuniharu, dies in September.
|1921|| [First Omoto incident occurs.]
Third son, Kisshomaru (Koetsu), born in June.
|1922||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 instructor (September).
|1924|| 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 death.
|1925||Gives special demonstration in Tokyo for high-ranking military officers and dignitaries.|
|1926|| [Kenji Tomiki begins training.]
|1927||Moves to Tokyo with entire family. Establishes temporary dojo in billiard room of Count Shimazu’s mansion in Shiba, Shirogane in Sarumachi.|
|1928||Moves to Shiba, Tsunamachi, site of temporary dojo.|
|1929||Moves with family to Shiba, Kuruma-machi, and sets up temporary dojo.|
|1930|| 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 study.
|1931||Dedication of Kobukan dojo in Ushigome, Wakamatsu-cho.
Sokaku Takeda teaches seminar from 20 March to 7 April at Kobukan Dojo.
Ueshiba’s name appears in Takeda’s enrollment book.
|1932|| Budo Senyokai (Society for the Promotion of Martial Arts) is established with Ueshiba as its first head.
[Gozo Shioda enters Kobukan Dojo.]
[Shigemi Yonekawa enters Kobukan Dojo.]
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