Aikido Masters – Morihei Ueshiba

1940
Attends martial arts demonstration in Manchuria commemorating 2600th anniversary of Japan Second Vision

1941
Gives demonstration at Sainenkan dojo on imperial grounds for members of the imperial family, Teaches at military police academy Invited to Manchuria to instruct during University Martial Arts week, Becomes martial arts advisor for Shimbuden and Kenkoku universities in Manuchuria

1942
Ueshiba

Name “Aikido” becomes official and is registered with Ministry of Education Invited to Manchuria as representative of Japanese martial arts to attend Manchuria-Japanese Exchange Martial Arts demonstrations in commemoration of 10th anniversary of Manchurian Independence (August)Moves to Iwama, Ibaraki Prefecture Kisshomaru Ueshiba becomes Director of Kobukai Foundation Third vision.

 

1943
Aiki Shrine built in Iwama

1945
Kobukai Foundation ceases activity due to post-war ban on martial artsIwama dojo completed

1948
Hombu Dojo moves to Iwama, office opened in Tokyo Kisshomaru Ueshiba becomes Director of Aikikai Foundation

1949
Regular practice resumes at Tokyo dojo