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Letter From Doshu Regarding Hurricane Irma

The Aikido Doshu, Moriteru Ueshiba Shihan, has written Saotome Sensei and the members of ASU to express his support in the wake of Hurricane Irma.   Dear Saotome Shihan, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences and sympathy to all victims and sufferers by the Irma hurricane which attacked Florida. I pray that every sufferer […]

2017 Kigami Biraki Promotions

The following 44 ASU instructor promotions were recognized by the Aikikai Hombu (World Aikido Headquarters) at their annual Kigami Biraki celebration: Nanadan Rokudan Godan Yondan Charles Tseng Mike Adachi Jude Blitz Douglas Hanson Eugene Lee Alex Nakamura Gary Small Marsha Turner Tracy Alpert Larry Bowman Barb Brown Mark Campbel-Olszewski Nina Carleton Don Ellingsworth Guy Hagen Brian […]

Report from the Board of Directors: November 2016

Report from the Nov. 2, 2016 Meeting of the ASU Board The treasurer reported that the roof of the house at the Aiki Shrine will need to be replaced. The Board thanks Gary Clementi who did a temporary fix – in the middle of a hurricane. ASU is now registered as a non-profit organization with a […]

ASU Yudansha Exam Preparation Handbook

In theory, regular practice of Aikido under a qualified instructor will prepare a student to pass their black belt test and to handle situations of stress, aggression and violence.  However, we are often nervous when test time approaches, as subconsciously we don’t have confidence that normal keiko is sufficient preparation for the above-normal stress and performance associated […]