About us - Aikido lineage

Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei
Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei (1883-1969)
Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei created aikido based on traditional martial arts of Japan. In 1942 he moved to Iwama, Ibaraki prefecture, where he devoted himself to perfection of this martial art.
Martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei during Iwama period is called Takemusu Aikido.

Morihiro Saito Sensei
Morihiro Saito Sensei (1928-2002)
Morihiro Saito Sensei 9 dan became Iwama dojo teacher in 1969. He emphasized the mutual relationship between weapons training and empty-handed techniques as it were taught by aikido founder Ueshiba O-Sensei.
Saito Sensei’s teaching method has become high quality standard in the whole world.

Ulf Evenas Sensei
Ulf Evenas Shihan
Ulf Evenas Shihan 7 dan is one of the most qualified experts of aikido weapons and empty-handed techniques and was appointed representative of Saito Sensei for European countries.
Evenas Sensei consistently passes on Saito Sensei’s teaching methodology to many Iwama Takemusu Aikido followers in the whole world. 

Gintaras Sabukas
Gintaras Sabukas Shidoin
Gintaras Sabukas Shidoin 4 dan became uchideshi of Evenas Sensei of Gothenburg Aikido club, Sweden in 1999.
Since then Gintaras Sabukas constantly participates in uchideshi camps and seminars by Evenas Sensei in Europe and Lithuania.
Currently Gintaras Sabukas is Ulf Evenas Aikido Centre head instructor.