AIKI SHUREN DOJO - ISTANBUL
Aiki Shuren Dojo - Iwama - Japan
The above mentioned picture of
Aiki Shuren Dojo seen in the above photo was the dojo
which was established by O-Sensei after he settled in Iwama
village, Ibaraki region, at 1942.
became the student of O-Sensei and joined Aiki Shuren Dojo in
Saito Sensei stayed together
with O-Sensei until his death in 1969 for 23 years. Saito Sensei
was the only student of O-Sensei who stayed with him this long.
After O-Sensei died in 1969,
the management of Aiki Shuren Dojo, and taking care of
Aiki Jinja (Aiki Temple) was left to Saito Sensei.
Saito Sensei died on May 2002, the control of the dojo has
passed to his son Hitohiro Saito Sensei. Hitohiro Saito
Sensei left Aikikai Foundation and set up his own organization
in November 2003, thereupon the management of the dojo passed to
Aikikai Foundation again. (Please see at the home page the
related article named Statement of Hitohiro saito Sensei)
During the period under
Saito familys management, the dojo where the Traditional
Aikido - Iwama ryu Aikido was taught, could be visited and
joined only by reference. At that period, the Aikido shown was
traditional Aikido, strictly devoted to O-Senseis Aikido.
Classes were taught only by Saito Sensei and his son Hitohiro
After the change of
management back to Aikikai Foundation, the same system of
Aikikai Foundation hombu dojo commenced and every class was
given by a different instruction. The Aikido done has be come
modern aikido in connection with hombu dojo. The traditional
application and acceptance method was deserted and who pays,
joins the class method is being applied.
the management passed to Aikikai Foundation the name of the dojo
was converted to as Aikikai Ibaraki Dojo
The traditional Aikido Iwama
training is still continued in Hitohiro Saito Senseis dojo in
Iwama, named Tanrenkan. In this dojo, O-Senseis
traditional Aikido and uchi-deshi system is continued and
reference is needed for acceptance.
Kamiza of Tanrenkan dojo
Iwama Shinshin Aiki Shuren Kai amblemi
AiKI SHUREN DOJO- ISTANBUL
Aiki Shuren Dojo Istanbul
was established by Mehmet Sıtkı Dogu upon request of Morihiro
Saito Sensei and started its activity at the year of 2000.
It is the first and only dojo
in Turkiye training Iwama ryu Takemusu Aikido
Students are also accepted with reference and preliminary
meeting to this dojo where uchi-deshi system exists and
traditions of Iwama, Japan are followed.