The only son of Morihiro Saito, Hitohiro Sensei began training Aikido at age 7
under the instruction of O’Sensei and then continued under his fathers guidance.
In 1986 he took on more responsiblities of teaching at the Aiki Shuren (Iwama)
Dojo. In 2000 he built his own dojo “Tanrenkan” nearby but continued to assist his
father at the Aiki Shuren Dojo. In 2002 after his fathers death he was the head
instructor at the Iwama Dojo until 2004 when he formed his own organisation,
the Iwama Shin Shin Aiki Shurenkai and started to teach full time at his Tanrenkan
Dojo. He runs an uchi deshi (live in student) program and teaches many
international seminars each year.