The Aikido Schools of Ueshiba
The Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU) is the membership organization that affiliates more than 100 North American Dojos under the instruction of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan. It is affiliated with Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Since its establishment in 1975, there have been over 1,000 black belts and over 100,000 white belts that have been ranked members of ASU.
Please start planning for the 2015 annual ASU summer camp, hosted by the Aikido Shobukan Dojo in Washington D.C. The camp features instruction by Saotome Shihan and Ikeda Shihan, as well as many senior instructors of ASU. This year is a special event that will celebrate Saotome Shihan’s 40th year of Aikido in the United States.