About Dr Maroufi:
Master Ali Maroofi was born in 1965. He graduated from the field of philosophy and possesses doctrine degree of sports science from Trinity University of USA. He has dealt with learning martial arts; then after traveling to Japan, he could learn sports field of Aikido and succeeded to receive several appreciation tables and achieving professor degree by Master Kisshomaru Ueshiba, the son of the first one who founded Aikido in the world. After several sporting and researching travels to different countries through the world, he could found “Aikido” martial arts in Iran and the heart of Oceania (Samoa) while teaching this sports field in private clubs to domestic and foreign people who interested in this field.
What is Aikido:
Aikido is a relatively new martial art, developed in Japan in the early 20th century. Translated, aikido means "The Way of Harmony" (aiki - harmony, do - principle, or Way of life). The founder of this "gentle" martial art was a man named Morihei Ueshiba. To understand why one would study aikido for self defense, one must understand Ueshiba's history and philosophy. Ueshiba studied many martial arts, not only empty-hand styles such as sumo wrestling and jujutsu, but also weapons training including kenjutsu (sword), bojutsu (staff) and the sojutsu (spear). Ueshiba was a very spiritual man. His quest for enlightenment led him to create his own self defense style- Aikido, based on the principles of non-violence and yielding to conflict.our text here
About Morihei Ueshiba:
The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, was born on December 14, 1883, to a farming family in an area of the Wakayama Prefecture now known as Tanabe. Among five children, he was the only son. From his father Yoroku, he inherited a samurai's determination and interest in public affairs, and from his mother an intense interest in religion, poetry and art. In his early childhood, Morihei was rather weak and sickly, which led to his preference of staying indoors to read books instead of playing outside. He loved to listen to the miraculous legends of the wonder-working saints "En no Gyoja" and "Kobo Daishi," and was fascinated by the esoteric Buddhist riturals. Morihei had even considered becoming a Buddhist priest at one time.