Mitsuteru Ueshiba

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Mitsuteru Ueshiba
Born (1981-06-27) June 27, 1981 (age 41)
Tokyo, Japan
Native name植芝 充央 Ueshiba Mitsuteru
Teacher(s)Moriteru Ueshiba, Kisshomaru Ueshiba

Mitsuteru Ueshiba (植芝 充央, Ueshiba Mitsuteru, born 1981) is the son of the current Aikido Dōshu, Moriteru Ueshiba. In keeping with the iemoto system, he is expected to succeed his father as Dōshu. He is the great-grandson of Morihei Ueshiba, the Aikido founder.

From April 2012, Ueshiba is Dojocho of the Aikikai Hombu Dojo, and as such is referred to as Waka-sensei (先生, "young master"). This term was applied to Moriteru Ueshiba when the second Dōshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba was still alive, and to Kisshomaru when the founder was still alive. More than simply a title of respect, it is intended to refer to the successor, who will take on leadership after his father.

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On March 2, 2008, Mitsuteru Ueshiba married Keiko Kusano.


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