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!