Entries by Zacc Dukowitz

Living by Design: A Biography of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan, Senior Student of O’Sensei and Founder of the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba

Mitsugi Saotome Shihan is one of the oldest living students of the founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba Sensei, commonly known as O-Sensei. Saotome Sensei studied Aikido under O-Sensei as a personal uchi-deshi (as opposed to the more general Hombu uchi-deshi), or personal live-in student, for ten years, from 1959 to 1969, when O-Sensei passed away. […]