- to meet, to come together, to harmonize (AI)

- spirit, life-force, universal energy (KI)

- the way, path (DO)

Aikido is a martial art relatively new, its beginning date is around the 1920s, when Morihei Ueshiba began to develop it. Like Judo and Kendo, Aikido is rooted in koryu (traditional schools from clasic budo ) and incorporates concepts of Yagyu sword school, Daito-ryu, ... . All concepts have been transformed and refined through the attachment to the Omoto-kyo religion, celebration of life, creation and love for people. Aikido replaces the mutilation and destruction of classical jujutsu with control and compassion.

Internal principles are oriented to take over and control rather than injury and destroy the opponent, protect the defender and the atacker also. The practitioner doens't use his fist/foot to harm or to provoke unnecessary pain, or to block or resist to the attack, but to harmonize and transform the energy redirecting the attack. The result is a gently devastating technique and an art that does not make sense to most observers used to use force against force.

CS Marubashi

Marubashi Dojo opens in 1993, with Mihai Cozmei as instructor. Gabriel Ciobanu join the Dojo in 1995. After Mihai departure, the next one was Sergiu Nicoara.

From 2003 the activities take place under the direction of Gabriel Ciobanu. Training was lead by Gabriel Ciobanu as instructor.

From 2007 till 2013, CS Marubashi was under tehnical guidance of Sensei George Koliopoulos 6 Dan Aikido Aikikai president of the Hellenic Association Aikikai Aikido and Viorel Lungu 4 Dan, member of the Hellenic Association Aikikai Aikido.

In 2009 Dumitru Curpan is promoted as instructor and stay until spring of 2011. At the end of 2012 he returned in dojo till 2013 May.

From November 2013, Marubashi Dojo is affiliated at Romanian Aikikai Aikido Foundation.

Ciobanu Gabriel
4 Dan Aikido Aikikai