For over eight centuries, the Daito-Ryu Aikijujutsu was taught almost exclusively to the members of the Takeda Samurai clan. In the late 19th century, Grandmaster Sokaku Takeda (1859-1943) has opened the art to non-members of the family but still keeping it extremely selective. The Aikido's founder O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) kept that principle only teaching Aikido to the nobles, high military ranks and masters of other martial arts, until the WWII. The original vision of Aikijujutsu wasn't a mainstream martial art like we see today with Aikido, but something effective, secret and exclusive. Therefore, it's not our purpose to be a large martial arts organization but to preserve a modernized vision of the original concept.
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Sensei Eduardo Jacondino 3rd Dan