“Hitohiro Saito in San Leandro, California” by Stanley Pranin

Hitohiro Saito Sensei conducted a seminar hosted by Aikido of San Leandro under the leadership of Pat Hendricks Sensei. The classes including both taijutsu and weapon training were conducted June 4-7 at Aikido of San Leandro, Aikido of Berkeley, and Roberts Park in Oakland, California. Visitors from all over the USA, Canada, and a contingent from Italy were in attendance.

Hitohiro Saito Sensei is the son and successor of Morihiro Saito Shihan, one of Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba closest disciples.

Below is a collection of images from the event:


  1. Totally out of the loop. Don’t even recognize people.

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