Aikido Lineage


NOTE: The histories, philosophies, and accomplishments of the following individuals are too

numerous to list within this site. The following is intended as a summarized introduction. All

information and any Links are offered with the utmost respect.

Morihei Ueshiba was born December 14, 1883. Ueshiba's proficiencies in the Martial Arts were numerous; He was a student of Sokaku Takeda's Daito-ryu Jujutsu. osenseiMany believe that the technical basis of Aikido descended from the Daito-ryu curriculum. But, by the Mid-thirties, Ueshiba was renowned for his own creation - Aiki-Budo. Aiki-Budo is the predecessor of Aikido, and taught the "Unity of Spirit, Mind, and Body." But Aikido transcended the sum of Ueshiba's training and experience. His philosophy, his technical knowledge, and his Spirit is too vast to entertain in this brief space. His book, entitled "Budo," is an invaluable resource for any practitioner, student, or even hobbyist.



Kenji Tomiki was born May 15th, 1900. Tomiki was a student of Judo founder, Jigaro Kano. Mr. Tomiki was awarded Menkyo in Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu under Morihei Ueshiba. Mr. Tomiki tomikiis especially well known for his testing and systemization of many classical Aikido & Aikijujutsu techniques. His philosophy and methodology was heavily influenced by the principles of Judo, also known as the "Gentle Way." Our Martial Arts training did not include Professor Tomiki's Tanto-randori, or any competitive element. Our focus is strictly Self-Defense.


Sensei, Jack Mumpower, is a direct student of Kenji Tomiki and Hideo Ohba. Sensei Mumpower is one of the first people to mumpowerintroduce Aikido to America. I am grateful to have trained under Sensei Mumpower. I received my Shodan from Mr. Mumpower in 1996. Mr. Mumpower has spent nearly Four Decades teaching the Techniques and Principles of Aikido.

Karl Geis has had a long and prolific career in teaching Judo, Aikido and Jodo. He was a direct student of Kenji Tomiki, and was trained by some of the Top Martial Artists from Japan and Numerous Countries. Please visit his website to see his resume. I am very fortunate to have joined the Fugakukai. Just Two of his seminars have cleared up years of questions.



Finally, I wish to thank my First Instructor, Sensei Raeford Bustle. My love, and sometimes obsession, with Martial Arts andbustle Aikido began with him. Studying near my home, in Charlotte, NC, I was dazzled by Sensei Bustle's movements and techniques. Sensei Bustle received his Yondan from Sensei Mumpower. Sadly, He is not actively teaching.


The Fugakukai teaches the Kihara method. The training methods are Extremely effective, yet they are subtle and safe to practice at any skill or fitness level, or age. Questions that have plagued my training for nearly ten years were answered by The Fugakukai and its methods This is TRUE Aiki. I'm proud to be a member. See the link for more information.

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