Saotome Shihan and Messores Shihan at St. Pete Beach
Dave Goldberg Sensei Tameshigiri
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Saotome Sensei at Aikido Chuseikan Dojo in Tampa
Saotome Sensei bowing in the October 2014 ASU Instructor's Camp.

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.

Registration is now open for this year’s ASU International Winter Intensive, featuring 6 days of instruction by Saotome Shihan and ASU senior instructors. Hosted on beautiful St. Pete Beach, Florida, this is a rare opportunity for Aikido practitioners of any rank or affiliation to train under one of the few uchi-deshi of O-Sensei, the Founder of Aikido!

Light_On_Transmission_Cover Saotome Sensei’s latest book, “Light on Transmission”, has been published! Although there are no more signed copies available, there are plenty of regular copies available to purchase at the link below.

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