植芝盛平 Morihei Ueshiba

植芝盛平は1883年に和歌山県に生まれ、25歳で柳生心眼流免許を受けました。

Morihei Ueshiba was born in Wakayama Prefecture in 1883, and he was qualified as a Yagyushinganryu swordman at the age of 25.

武田惣角大東流柔術の技を見て衝撃を受け、33歳のときに道場を設けて武田惣角を師として招き、秘伝奥儀の免許を授かりました。

Being astounded to see Sokaku Takeda’s amazing Daitoryu Jujutsu techniques, he built a Dojo and engaged him as the master when he was 33, and he was later qualified to have mastered the esoteric techniques of his Jujutsu.

そして、36歳で大本教に入信し、宗祖の出口王仁三郎とともに各種の靈法修行に努めました。

He came to believe in a new religion, Oomoto when he turned 36, and he went through various religious practices with the founder of the religion, Onisaburo Deguchi.

この頃から自らの武術を「合氣武術」と称し、言靈の力の研究に真剣に取り組み始めました。