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Aikido is a modern Martial Art created by the Founder, Morihei Ueshiba. After the Founder's passing, his son Kisshomaru Ueshiba was inaugurated as Aikido Doshu. At present, Moriteru Ueshiba has succeeded his father as Aikido Doshu.
The Aikikai Foundation is an association that was established in order to support inheritance of Aikido created by the Founder, to train body and mind through Aikido and to promote Aikido. Today (in 2014), Aikido has become established in 95 countries around the globe.
Aikido Hombu Dojo was built in 1931. Under Doshu, a great nuber of Shihan and Shidoin unite in their efforts to commit to the development and enhancement of prctice as the center of Aikido.