Aiki Budo "This narrow touch with death, had a profound affect on Morihei. Frequently, he found himself in situations, in which he could feel the Manifestation of a Spiritual Strength. O'Sensei, continued with his quest, developing a stronger focus in the Arts. Unified Basics, Principles of Application, and Technique. Breaking the complete barriers that exist between Spirit, Mind, and Body". L.A.
Upon their return to Japan, in 1925. They had become the main focus of the media attention, both in Mongolia and Japan.
O'Sensei resumed his life, of a more peaceful time in Ayabe. Trying to continue where he had once left off, unifying the Arts and Agriculture. Continuing with his teachings of the Uyeshiba Yuku, and the Tenno Daira. He'd also become interested in SoJutsu, continuing with his own form of Jutsu, and Kendo. Yet things were not the same.
O'Sensei, was deeply affected with the expedition to Manchuria, and Mongolia. Especially, the experience of being confronted so often with death. All the shootings, and the fact that he was able to see that light, and predict the bullets path. Such a sense of awareness, reality, a profound discovery and experience for him. He was so deeply affected by all the encounters so close to death during his way there, and back. It was at that time that he began to travel towards the sacred waterfalls of Nachi, in the Kumano Region.
Often disappearing into the Mountains, Dedicating to Ascetic Practices, Intensifying his search even more, for the True meaning of Budo. O'Sensei, forced himself to Master the Art of Spear. Practicing day and night, using his own unique methods of Physical Training, and Spiritual Purification.
His practice arose to a Higher Level, his skill taking upon Super Human Sense, and Strength. During this period of intense training, he began to calm the Spirit threw Meditation, and Purifying Practices. He'd finally come to realize, what he'd been seeking his whole life.
He traveled the Country, and the name Morihei Uyeshiba, spread amongst circles of Budo. With word, of his Incredible Skill. People from all Walks of Life, would ask for his Guidance.
It was in the Spring of Nineteen Twenty Five, when O'Sensei, met a Navy officer, Master of Budo. While having a conversation they came to a disagreement and Morihei, was asked to a challenge. He could fell the direction, in which the naval officer would go before he could strike. The Naval officer had to accept the fact that he would be defeated, if he continued on with his intension.
Immediately after the challenge O'Sensei, walked to a near by Fountain. As he washed up, his Spirit and Body, fell into omplete serenity. As he open his eyes he was covered in a Bronze Light, that fell from the Heavens. Such a Unique Experience, as if he were lost in a Deep Meditation, unable to move. He felt Reborn, as if his Body, were made of Gold.
It was within this moment when he knew, that the Universe and him had finally found a Unity, and so he began to understand One by One, the Physical Principles, in which all Budo is based upon. O'Senei, understood well that it would be more proper to call his Art AikiBudo, instead of Bujutsu. The Kanji of Do, would reflect more on the Arts path.
Reaching a profound Enlightenment, by the age of Forty Two. The Universal Spirit, Enveloped within O'Sensei's Body, in a form of Shimmering Light. He'd grasp the Essence of Ki, and all of it's Universal Life Force. Immediately understanding this process of the Universe, he knew that the Source of True Budo, is the Spirit of Protection, for all things.
The Founder Morihei Uyeshiba, devoted himself to further his studies, and establish this New Way of Budo. Which would make him Invincible, Amongst all Artist. AikiBudo, began to grow, fluorescing amongst the Nation.
"Budo, is not defeating an opponent by force. Nor is it a tool, to lead to the World into a destruction of Arms. True Budo, is to accept the Spirit of the Universe. Keeping the Peace of the World. To Produce, Cultivate, and correctly Protect all beings of Nature". O'Sensei Morihei Uyeshiba.
O'Sensei Morihei Uyeshiba.