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He became one of the most important and influential aikido teachers during the 1950s to 1970s, being the director of the Aikikai Hombu Dojo for many years until 1986 when he was replaced by Morihei's grandson and present doshu, Moriteru Ueshiba. He held the rank of 9th dan.
Kisshomaru Ueshiba (de jure)
|de facto Dōjōchō of Aikikai Hombu Dōjō
Moriteru Ueshiba (de jure)
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