Funder and Doshu

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Morihei Ueshiba
1883-1969

Aikido is a modern martial art that was started by Morihei Ueshiba Sensei.

Kisshomaru Ueshiba
1921-1999

After the death of the Founder, his son Kisshomaru Ueshiba was inaugurated as Aikido Doshu.

Moriteru Ueshiba

Moriteru Ueshiba
1951

Currently, Moriteru Ueshiba (the Founder’s grandson) has succeeded his father as Aikido Doshu.