Misli Osnivača Aikido-a

The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.

I am never defeted however fast the enemy may attack. It is not because my technique is faster than that of the enemy. It is not a question of speed. The fight is finished before it is begun.

Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead.

Progress comes to those who train and train; reliance on secret techniques will get you nowhere.

In extreme situations, the entire universe becomes our foe; at such critical times, unity of mind and technique is essential - do not let your heart waver!

Iron is full of impurities that weaken it: through forging, it becomes steel and is transformed into a razor-sharp sword. Human beings develop in the same fashion.

The best strategy relies upon an unlimited set of responses.

True Budo is to accept the spirit of the universe, keep the peace of the world, correctly produce, protect and cultivate all beings in nature.

Atemi accounts for 99% of Aikido.

In a real battle, atemi is seventy percent, technique is thirty percent.

True victory is self-victory; let that day arrive quickly!

If you are centered, you can move freely.

The Way of a Warrior is to establish harmony.

Morihei Ueshiba (Aikido founder)