Morihiro Saito Sensei, 9th Dan Aikikai
(3/31/1928 – 5/13/2002)

Morihiro Saito started training with O-Sensei in 1946 in Iwama, Japan. He was not only a student but a close confidant over a 23-year period. After the founder’s death, Saito Sensei was put in charge of the Iwama dojo, and became guardian of the Aiki-shrine. Today, he is known for his books, a clear and structured way of teaching, and the organization of the techniques that comprise Iwama-Ryu Aikido.