Morihiro Saito: “A skinny 18-year old country lad learns the inner secrets of Morihei’s art”

The Iwama aikido curriculum as disseminated by Morihiro Saito, 9th dan, has its roots in the techniques taught by Founder Morihei Ueshiba in the postwar era in Iwama, a small town in the countryside of Ibaragi Prefecture. This rare photo taken c. 1955 provides a fascinating glimps of those who supported Morihei and his wife.

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