The Founder, Morihei Ueshiba(1883-1969)was born on 14th December, 16th year of Meiji in Tanabe, Wakayama. As a child, Morihei had a weak body. After mastering many kinds of martial arts, the Founder borne Aikido, deceased at the age of 86. Following the death of the Founder, Kishomaru(1921-1999)was appointed the Second Doshu on 26th April, 44th year of Showa. Kisshomaru Doshu opened the door of Aikido to the world. The line was passed on to Moriteru(1951- )on 4th January, 11th year Heisei.