Throughout the years Aikido of South Florida has raised more than $30,000 for food, medical supplies, scholarships and fund raising for numerous charities and causes around the world such as Korea, Mongolia, Mexico, Denver and Brazil. We feel these activities are opportunities for us to collaborate our efforts and genuine desire to help others as a group, and pool our friends and family together to get involved. We hope that through our efforts we can possibly change someone's life, or simply give to others that are less fortunate.
Hitohira Saito Sensei, began his Aikido education at the tender age of seven under the direct tutelage of the Founder, Morihei Ueshiba. He continued this training under O'Sensei until the master's demise in 1969, at which time he automatically continued his learning under O'Sensei's chief disciple, his own father, Morihiro Saito, 9th dan.
I am a Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Miami Dade College School of Justice (law enforcement academy). I have trained hundreds of police and correctional officers in self defense. I operate in an environment, where lack of focus and discipline can be life threatening. Aikido has helped me to maintain my composure in tense and unpredictable situations.