Saotome Shihan and Messores Shihan at St. Pete Beach
ikeda Shihan Ikkyo
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 International Winter Intensive

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.

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