Aikido masters - M. Saito Sensei

Morihiro Saito Sensei
Morihiro Saito Sensei
(1928 - 2002)

Morihiro Saito Sensei was born on 31 of March 1928 in a small village close to Iwama town, Ibaraki prefecture, Japan.
He started training aikido under the founder Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei in 1946. Since then the following 23 years Saito Sensei lived and trained with his teacher every day. He became a part of O-Sensei’s aikido creating process.
After O-Sensei death Morihiro Saito Sensei became caretaker of Aiki shrine and teacher of Iwama dojo. He was the only one true aikido weapons expert, who’s teaching method has become high quality standard in the whole world. Incomparable empty-handed technique expert, Saito Sensei emphasized mutual relationship between these two training forms, thus preserving original aikido fundamentals created by Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei.
Morihiro Saito Sensei passed away on 13 of May 2002.