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Hitohira Saito Soke

the founder of

Iwama Shinshin Aiki Shurenkai  


Hitohira Saito Soke has used the teachings of Ueshiba and his own father, Morihiro Saito, to create a world class dojo. This dojo is focused on the hitohiro jo ikon remake2007atechnical and spiritual aspects of aikido and based onthe belief that a higher state can only be achieved through thorough knowledge of the foundations of aikido. The only son of the Saito family, Hitohira Saito Soke was born in Iwama in 1957 and commenced his training at the age of seven. 

 As a child he was taught by Morihei Ueshiba, and after the death of O-sensei, his father, Morihiro Saito became his teacher. In his youth he studied a variety of religions - particularly the Omote-Kyo religion. At this time he also trained as a chef in Sendai while studying aikido with Hanzawa Sensei. 

He was taught calligraphy in Osaka by a student of O-Sensei, Abe Sensei. When Hitohira Saito became an official instructor of the Iwama Dojo in 1986, he also became in charge of the dojo itself as well as teaching there, whenever his father, Morihiro Saito Sensei, was teaching abroad.This was also the time when Hitohira Saito started giving seminars in Europe and the US. In 1999 Morihiro Saito made his son responsible for the daily tai-jutsu training as well as the Aiki Shrine 'Aiki Jinja'. Until his father's death in May 2002, Hitohira taught daily in the Iwama Dojo and weekly in Tokyo. In 2004, however, he parted with the Aikikai organization and formed his own organization:      

Iwama Shinshin Aiki Shurenkai.Hitohira Saito

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