Saito Hitohiro Soke

Saito Hitohiro (born on February 12th, 1957) is the son of Morihiro Saito. At the age of seven, he started to learn aikido from Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of aikido, who cared for him as a grandson. After Ueshiba died in 1969, he continued his practice with his father.

Saito Hitohiro became official instructor of the Iwama dojo in 1986.
Years before his father's death, Hitohiro took over the main work at the founders' dojo and Aiki Shrine (Aiki Jinja), thus relieving his aging father of the great amount of work required in running the dojo. The main teaching of the dojo was passed to Hitohiro's hands and remained so until 2004 when
he separated from the Aikikai organization, and formed his own group called Iwama Shin Shin Aiki Shurenkai (岩間神信合氣修練会).

He teaches now full time at his own Tanrenkan dojo and travels around the world instructing at seminars attended by hundreds of aikido students.

Tanrenkan Dojo (2007)

Visit his Official website.

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