Moriteru Ueshiba

Moriteru Ueshiba
Moriteru Ueshiba
Born April 2, 1951 (1951-04-02) (age 60)
Tokyo, Japan
Residence Japan
Nationality Japanese
Style Aikido
Teacher(s) Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Morihei Ueshiba

Moriteru Ueshiba (植芝 守央 Ueshiba Moriteru?, born April 2, 1951) is a Japanese master of aikido. He is a grandson of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of aikido, and son of Kisshomaru Ueshiba. Ueshiba is the third and current Doshu (hereditary head) of the Aikikai.


Ueshiba was born on April 2, 1951, in Tokyo, Japan.[1][2] Recalling his childhood during a 2004 interview, he said, "The first time I wore an Aikido uniform I was in the first grade of elementary school. But my family didn’t force me to do keiko (training) then, I just did it when I felt like it. I started training seriously in my high school years. My intention then was to become a successor to my father, and to preserve Kaiso’s [Morihei Ueshiba's] legacy for the future."[3]

In 1976, Ueshiba graduated from Meiji Gakuin University with a degree in economics.[2] In 1996, he assumed the position of Dojocho (director/owner) of Aikikai Hombu Dojo.[2] In 1997, he visited Ireland.[4] He assumed the title of Doshu on January 4, 1999, following the death of his father, Kisshomaru Ueshiba.[2] In January 2006, as part of Aiki-Kai Australia's 40th anniversary, Ueshiba visited and taught in Australia.[5]

Ueshiba wrote the books Best Aikido: The fundamentals (2002, co-authored with his father Kisshomaru Ueshiba),[6] The Aikido master course: Best Aikido 2 (2003),[7] and Progressive Aikido: The essential elements (2005).[8]

Following the iemoto system, he is expected to be succeeded as Doshu by his son Mitsuteru Ueshiba.


  1. ^ Pranin, S. A. (c. 2009): The Encyclopedia of Aikido: Ueshiba, Moriteru Retrieved on February 28, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Aikikai Foundation: Doshu chronology Retrieved on February 28, 2010.
  3. ^ Kitaura, Y. (2004): Interview with Doshu The Kiai, 10(1):1–2.
  4. ^ Irish Aikido Federation: Ireland Aikikai Retrieved on March 11, 2010.
  5. ^ Aikido Australia: 40th Anniversary issue (2006). Retrieved on March 14, 2010.
  6. ^ Ueshiba, K., & Ueshiba, M. (2002): Best Aikido: The fundamentals. Tokyo: Kodansha. (ISBN 978-4-7700-2762-7)
  7. ^ Ueshiba, M. (2003): The Aikido master course: Best Aikido 2. Tokyo: Kodansha. (ISBN 978-4-7700-2763-4)
  8. ^ Ueshiba, M. (2005): Progressive Aikido: The essential elements. Kodansha. (ISBN 978-4-7700-2172-4)

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Preceded by
Kisshomaru Ueshiba
Dōshu of Aikikai
January 4, 1999 – present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Kisaburo Osawa
Dōjōchō of Aikikai Hombu Dōjō
1986 – present
Succeeded by

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