Saotome Shihan and Messores Shihan at St. Pete Beach
Dave Goldberg Sensei Tameshigiri
Three Attackers
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.

ASU 2015 Summer Camp

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.

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