Nihon Goshin Aikido                                       The Way of Harmony copyright@aikidoinc 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Home History Shihan Bowe Ranking Dojos
Master Shodo Morita founded the art of Nihon Goshin Aikido. He was trained by Yoshiro Kitaro, an instructor of Daito ryu Aikijitsu. Master Kitaro also trained in his family's system of self-defense. In addition to training in Daito ryu, Master Morita trained in Judo, Kobudo (weapons), Karate, and the esoteric arts. After mastering these arts, Master Morita realized that although they were highly effective, no single style was complete. Each art focused on a separate element of self-defense: The karate arts focused on striking. The judo arts focused on throwing. The jujitsu arts focused on joint locks. Master Morita incorporated principles and techniques of each system into a new system called Nihon Goshin Aikido. It is significant to note that he did not merely choose the best techniques from each system, but a variety of techniques, recognizing that what works well for one person may not be effective for a second person due to height differences. Nihon Goshin Aikido is a highly effective form of martial arts due to its variety of principles
Hokkaido, Japan dojo. The men in suits are Shodo Morita (left) and Tominosuke Nara (right). Richard Bowe, the only American in the group, is standing far right.
Sensei Jim Giorgi 06/08/1953  -  10/16/2015 It is a sad day today, We lost a great man in the Nihon Goshin Aikido Association. Sensei Jim Giorgi passed away at his home. He was one of Sensei Robert MacEwen’s top students and trained every Friday night Black Belt class with Shihan Richard A. Bowe. He was the Head Instructor at the Fort Lauderdale Dojo. Sensei Giorgi  was on a mission to spread the art of “Nihon Goshin Aikido” to the world. He traveled all around this great country of ours teaching in countless seminars. Sensei Giorgi touched the heart of so many people that the light from his star will shine for a long time to come. We will miss him more than anyone could know. Rest in Peace my brother! Love You. Sensei Jim Giorgi Passed October 16, 2015