Morihiro SAITO Sensei - Iwama Ryu Aikido

Morihiro SAITO Sensei

03/31/1928 - 05/13/2002

Matre SAITO (Photo Aki News)  
Having spent 24 years at the side of the founder, Morihiro SAITO Sensei, 9th Dan, is the one who studied the longest under O Sensei's guidance.

He is the only true Aikido weapons specialist and his way of teaching the use of these weapons has become the benchmark for the whole world. Equally an incomparable expert with bare hand techniques, Master SAITO emphasises the relationship between these two forms of training, respecting as he does the true basis of Aikido created by UESHIBA Sensei.



  
SAITO Sensei devant l'Aki Jinja
Master SAITO in front of
the Aiki Jinja in Iwama
 
SAITO Sensei preserves intact with exemplary rigour and fidelity, the spirit and the techniques of the art of O Sensei under the name "Iwama Ryu".

The incomparable representative of the traditional Aikido of the founder, SAITO Sensei directs courses in the USA, New Zealand, Australia and in Europe.
He is the author of numerous books and has produced many videos on Aikido.