Black Lives Matter

At this time, we would like to reiterate that at NPO Yoshinkan Aikido Ryu and the Ryu World Aikido Federation we seek as our ultimate goal the achievement of world peace through the practise of aikido, the Art of Peace, which is the “way to reconcile the world and make human beings one family” as stated by Ueshiba Morihei.

In pursuit of this goal, our aims are to reflect the spirit of wa or harmony which is the spirit of aikido, both in training and in co-operation with other member dojos and to serve the communities of member dojos by nurturing life-long empowerment of students to constantly improve their state of health and well-being; mental and physical fitness; self-confidence and self-worth with a commitment to dignity and respect for life.

We call on all our members and member dojos to reconsider in practical and concrete terms how, as individuals and organisations, we can move towards the achievement of this vision.

We stand in solidarity with all who are prevented from achieving those basic human rights through racial; social and economic inequality and injustice; through the abuse of power and through the violent suppression of peaceful and justified protest.

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