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 the eighth 2014-2015 annual ASU intensive winter camp, held at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The instruction will include two classes daily taught by Saotome Shihan, and several ASU senior instructors including John Messores Shihan, Patty Saotome Shihan, and senior instructors George Ledyard Sensei, Duane Jones Sensei, Wendy Whited Sensei, Dan Messisco Sensei and Greg Olson Sensei.