This website is devoted to Hideo Hirosawa Sensei 7th Dan, the last uchideshi of Morihei Ueshiba (O’Sensei), the Founder of the martial art of Aikido.
These days it is fashionable to claim some association with O’Sensei. There are many people who met O’Sensei, others who were students at dojos where he came to “visit”, others who were uchideshi in the Hombu dojo and were taught by O’Sensei.
But there are very few people who actually trained with O’Sensei over an extended period and even fewer who served him as uchideshi (technically an”inside” student) in the place where O’Sensei lived, prayed and trained regularly, the Iwama Dojo.
Hirosawa Sensei was born in Iwama in 1937. He trained Aikido under the guidance of O-Sensei for twelve years until the Founder’s death in 1969. Hirosawa Sensei is the second person (after Saito Sensei to whom he was related as his brother-in-law) who committed their life to O-Sensei to learn Aikido. Hirosawa Sensei was one of the only two genuine uchideshi of O-Sensei in Iwama history who served O-Sensei for long time.
Hirosawa Sensei became a Shihan-Dai (second person in charge of the Dojo) after O-Sensei passed away and was Shihan-Dai for almost 21 years at the Iwama Dojo.
Hirosawa Sensei is one of the most experienced living instructors of aikido.
Today, Sensei is devoting his energy to demonstrate and teach O’Sensei’s final Aikido form.
27-28 August 2011 – KGV Centre, The Rocks
In 2011, Takemusu Aiki Association hosted a seminar by Hirosawa Sensei in Australia.
This was a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience Hirosawa Sensei’s Aikido. The seminar concentrated on the the execution of Aikido beyond physical contact, which O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba developed late in his life. Hirosawa sensei demonstrated very freely among the participants and allowed many participants to feel his movement.
The seminar had over 90 attendees from various branches of Aikido.