Aikido Masters – Morihei Ueshiba

Documented Events in the Life of Morihei Ueshiba
by Stanley Pranin

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1883
Morihei Ueshiba born December 14 in Tanabe, Kishu (Wakayama Prefecture)

1900
Moves to Tokyo in September, starts stationery store

1901
Briefly studies Tenjin Shin’yo-ryu Jujutsu

1903
Marries Hatsu Itogawa, a distant relative, in Tanabe. Joins 61st Army Infantry Regiment of Wakayama, late December

1905
Departs for Manchurian Front (Russo-Japanese War)

1906
Discharged from army, returns to Tanabe

1908
Receives certificate from Yagyu-ryu Jujutsu

1910
Travels to Hokkaido

1911
First daugher born (Matsuko)

1912
Leads settlers from Kishu to Hokkaido (Aza-Shirataki, Kamiyubetsu villege, Mombetsu County)

1915
Meets Sokaku Takeda (Daito-ryu jujitsu) at Hisada Inn in Engaru