Doshu


Kisshomaru Ueshiba
Kisshomaru Ueshiba Doshu was born on the 27th of June 1921 and trained under the guidance of his father Morihei Ueshiba (also known as O' Sensei). Upon O' Sensei's passing, Kisshomaru Ueshiba assumed the role of doshu, and continued to spread the teachings of Aikido until his passing on the 4th of January 1999. He was succeeded by his son, Moriteru Ueshiba the current and 3rd Doshu of Aikido.

"I will continue to strive and to cherish the spirit of harmony, eliminating the walls of country, race and religion, to make an effort to have this great Aikido appreciated by a great number of people. Also, I hope I will contribute to the society as much as possible through Aikido."

April, 2014
Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu
(Taken from the Aikikai Foundation website)


Current Doshu - Moriteru Ueshiba

The complete Doshu Chronology can be found at AIKIKAI FOUNDATION Aikido World Headquarters.