The Aikido of Olympia dojo is affiliated with Aikido Yuishinkai. Aikido Yuishinkai was founded by Master Koretoshi Maruyama to promote universal values and principles of peace throughout the world. Students from all styles of aikido are welcome to train with us as we are non-partisan in our approach. Friendship with other dojos is encouraged in keeping with the harmonious spirit of Aikido. Aikido Yuishinkai is truly ‘Aikido without boundaries’.
Maruyama Sensei is widely admired and respected as a teacher who has dedicated his life to communicating the benefits of ‘positive mind’ through Aikido training. He has inspired many thousands of people throughout the world over many years.
Maruyama Sensei says: “One of our goals is to promote a deeper understanding and appreciation of the perfection of nature’s balance, and to bring humanity back into harmony with the universe. By protecting nature, we protect society. By protecting society we protect ourselves. Self-defense is protecting and sustaining life. If nature is destroyed, the most fundamental requirement for our survival is destroyed. Only through peace and harmony and an abiding respect for nature’s laws can we save our lives and the lives of our children, and of our children’s children.”
Like ripples generated by a pebble tossed into a pond, it is sincerely hoped that through dedicated and interactive aikido training, this shared vision of Aikido Yuishinkai members will spread like ripples throughout our relationships and the greater community. By the creative and peaceful resolution of conflict in our daily lives, we strive to foster greater harmony within ourselves, with others, the environment, and the world.