Wakasensei 若先生

Young teacher; commonly refers to the son of a master of any art before he becomes the successor. In the aikido world, the first wakasensei was Kiyoshi NAKAKURA (Morihiro Ueshiba) who became the adopted son of Morihei UESHIBA in the mid-1930s. The second wakasensei was Kisshomaru UESHIBA while the founder was still living. The present wakasensei is Moriteru UESHIBA, son of Kisshomaru.

Josh Gold

I am Executive Editor of Aikido Journal and co-founder of Ikazuchi Dojo. I began my aikido journey in 1991 under Haruo Matsuoka.

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