Michael Field Sensei

Michael Field Sensei and Morihiro Saito Sensei

Michael Field Sensei sadly passed away on 30th October 2018. He was the head, full-time instructor at Field Aikido, based in Melbourne. Michael Field Sensei studied Aikido under Morihiro Saito Sensei 9th dan Aikikai, while living in Japan at the Iwama Dojo 1979 - 1982, April 1987, April 1994, April/May 1995, July 1996 & March 1999.

Michael Field Sensei helped bring Saito Sensei to Australia to give Iwama Ryu Aikido seminars on ten occassions. Michael also hosted Hitohiro Saito Sensei to Melbourne twice, Saburo Takayasu Sensei four times, Hiroki Nemoto Sensei twice and Ulf Evenas Sensei five times.

Michael Field Sensei was not only a highly skilled Aikido practitioner but also a consummate teacher. He taught Bujutsu (martial techniques both open-handed and weapons) as he learned them from Morihiro Saito Sensei. He taught Budo (martial code of behaviour) so his students would learn about loyalty, respect, duty, rights and obligations. He taught Bushin (martial techniques to still the mind) so his students can now access peace more often, even when the world around them is chaotic.