Hello Everyone,
  
I train in Shiogama City, Miyagi Prefecture, located in the Northeast region of
  
Japan. My Aikido training began as a high school student where 30 years have
  
already passed. During that time, I received magnificent teachings from various
  
instructors and senior students, notably Master Morihiro Saito (1928-2002),
  
Ibaraki Aiki Shuren Dojo, direct-student of the Founder. It has truly been a great
  
treasure for me to have made numerous friends within as well as outside Japan
  
through practice at the Founder’s Dojo under Master Saito.

  
Today, I train with a variety of people and it would be an honor to have the
  
opportunity to train with you. It is my sincere hope for the harmony of Aikido to
  
continue to spread worldwide,

  
Kenichi Shibata
  • Aikido 6th Dan
  • Licensed instructor of Aiki-ken & Aiki-jo by Morihiro Saito Sensei
  • Aiki News Publications: Uke for Aiki-ken and Aiki-jo videos and TakemusuAikido book series

Translation: Mark L. Larson, Minnesota Aiki Shuren Dojo, USA
Translator notes: It is an honor for me to translate this webpage into English at the request of Shibata Sensei.