Re: Hitohiro saito
There is some political delicacy here. After his father's death, Hitohiro Saito and Aikikai Hombu severed their relationship, and purview of O'Sensei's Iwama dojo and the Aiki Shrine returned to Aikikai Hombu. Hitohiro Sensei founded his own organization exclusive of Aikikai influence, the Iwama Shin Shin Aiki Shurenkai, still located in Iwama. I am unsure if the parting was an agreeable one, and it is possible that participation in both organizations would be frowned upon by one or the other, at least for the time being. But my view is from the outside looking in. Perhaps members of one or both groups will weigh in with some more helpful information.
Last edited by crbateman : 08-17-2005 at 10:29 PM.