This Vision Statement represents the shared aspirations of individual members of Aikido Goshinkai.
As an organisation we endeavour to promote the vision of Master Morihei Ueshiba, the Founder of Aikido, and Master Michael Paul Williams, the Founder of Aikido Goshinkai.
A vision begins with intuition and dreaming, a cohesive image of an ideal to strive for. Ueshiba Sensei’s vision resulted in the creation of Aikido as a path to universal harmony and world peace.
Aikido Goshinkai is an organisation formed to provide a network of support and resource information for Williams Sensei’s teachings. Aikido Goshinkai instructors strive to provide a safe, dynamic and supportive training environment based on tolerance, ethical values and universal principles to all who enter our dojos. Through Aikido practice and understanding the potency of developing a positive mind, Aikido Goshinkai members make every effort to express this vision in word and deed.
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 Goshinkai 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.