Video of Morihei Ueshiba and Morihiro Saito in Iwama, 1964


“Discover Morihei’s Outdoor Dojo in Iwama”

This is a rare video clip filmed in Iwama, the location of Morihei Ueshiba’s country dojo and the famous Aiki Shrine, in 1964. The Founder O-Sensei appears here with his devoted student, Morihiro Saito, one of the most outstanding figures in the postwar development of aikido.

The scenery consists of the rice fields and woods near the Aiki Shrine. O-Sensei often trained outdoors in this manner and Morihiro Saito was frequently his training partner.

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  1. Very interesting to see Saito Sensei’s very respectfull uchideshi behavior. Where he stands relative to O’Sensei as they walk. I always had a hard time figuring out where to stand, which side, behind Pat Hendricks Sensei to and from morning weapons class at Lake Chabot Park. weapons side or non-weapons side. she told me several times but I always got confused. 🙂

  2. Stan, Another important historical video. Keep up the great work. Ken

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