Morihei Ueshiba (1883 - 1969)

O Sensei ("Great Teacher")
O Sensei

Morihei Ueshiba, known as O Sensei is the founder of aikido

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In the 1950's O Sensei sent his senior students out to spread Aikido across the globe, including Kenshiro Abbe, who arrived in the UK in 1955