Doshus

       

After passing O'sensei in 1969, his son Kisshomura entitled as Doshu till 1999 when he passed and his son Moriteru assumed as Aikikai Doshu. here is a short biography of both Doshus. the information of this page is taken from Aikikai foundation web site.

Kisshomaru Ueshiba

1921

Born on June 27th, in Ayabe.

1946

Graduates from Waseda University, Faculty of Economics and Political Science.

1948

Named the Director of Hombu Dojo and creates the infrastructure of the current organization.

1967

Appointed the Chairman of Aikikai Foundation.

1969

With the passing of the Founder, Kisshomaru Ueshiba assumes the title of Doshu.

1986

He is named the head of Hombu Dojo. In recognition of his contributions to the public good through the development and growth of Aikido, Kisshomaru Doshu receives the Medal with Blue Ribbon of Honor from the Japanese Government.

1995

Receives the Third Order of the Sacred Treasure Award from Japanese Government.

1996

Appointed Aikikai Foundation Chairman. He also holds many other important positions in the field, International Aikido Federation's President, National Student Aikido Federation's President and Nippon Budokan Foundation's President.

1999

Passes away on January 4th, at the age of 77.
Receives the Court Rank of Fifth Grade Senior posthumously from Japanese Government.

 

Moriteru Ueshiba

1951

Born on April 2nd, in Tokyo.

1976

Graduates from Meiji Gakuin University, Faculty of Economics.

1985

Appointed the Executive Director of Aikikai Foundation.

1996

Becomes the Chairman of Aikikai Foundation.

1999

Assumes the title of Aikido Doshu.

2006

Awarded the Anshetta Medal of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2009

Awarded the Friend ship Medal from the President of Russia.

2010

Appointed Professor of special invitation by Kogakkan Unirverisy.

2012

Appointed Chairman of the Aikikai Public Interest Incorporated Foundation after the transition from Aikikai Foundation.
Awarded the Gold Medal of Valencia Polytechnic University in Spain.

2013

Receives the Medal with Blue Ribbon of Honor from the Emperor of Japan.