Raso Hultgren Sensei has been chief instructor of Aikido of Missoula since 1990. As a senior instructor for Aikido Schools of Ueshiba, she also teaches seminars in the United States and abroad. Raso Sensei is a long time student of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan, master instructor of Aikido, direct student of Morihei Ueshiba O Sensei and founder of Aikido Schools of Ueshiba.
She is an original member of the Ueshiba Juku, a designation given by Saotome Shihan to his most senior students as a sign of direct lineage from O Sensei through Saotome Sensei, with its responsibility to transmit the Founder’s Aikido principles. Raso Sensei teaches regularly at Aikido of Missoula and actively continues her own study