|O'Sensei is known as the "Dragon King"
Ame no Murakumo Kuki Samu Hara Ryu O O Kami
Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial way that originated during WWII.
The founder of Aikido was born Ueshiba, Morihei. O'Sensei also had a
Shinto name, Ame no Murakumo Kuki Samu Hara Ryu O O Kami, or the
Dragon King. A phrase from this Shinto name,"Murakumo", means
billowing (many) clouds. The term Mura is also short for murasaki (purple).
This is the term used for the name of our dojo, "Purple Clouds Dojo". The
students experience traditional Japanese etiquette, language, and
supplemental arts. In addition, a conscious effort to transform the
practitioner via integration and resonance of energy centers (Head, Heart, &
Belly) is applied. This results in the capacity to channel "Ki" (Life Energy)
and "Kokyu" (Cosmic Breath) into the forms of Aikido and ultimately life's
Murakumo ryugi Budo is a martial way
synthesizing classical Japanese martial
arts & ways with combatives, other
martial arts, avant-garde performing
arts, and modern teaching/learning
We provide an exclusive experience for
our clients in their own facilities,
residences, or other local venues. Our
coaching & curriculum benefits anyone
interested with Improvement Through
Movement or involved with activities
such as: Martial Arts & Combatives,
Fitness & Health, Self-Protection &
Defense, Athletics & Sports, Improved
Mobility, Performing Arts, and Personal
Growth & Transformation.
The philosophy underlying Murakumo
ryugi Budo is significantly influenced by
the teachings of the founder of Aikido
who we call O'Sensei.