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December 2014

ASU International Winter Intensive at Tampa Bay

December 26, 2014 - January 1, 2015
Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 United States
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$250

Join us for the eighth annual ASU International Winter Intensive seminar, held at the Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, Tampa Bay Florida.  The week-long Winter Intensive features two classes daily by Saotome Shihan, as well as classes by John Messores Shihan, Patty Saotome Shihan, and senior instructors George Ledyard Sensei, Duane Jones Sensei, Steve McPeck Sensei, Raso Hultgren Sensei, Wendy Whited Sensei, Dan Messisco Sensei, Jim Alvarez Sensei and Greg Olson Sensei.  This event is the official Winter Camp…

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April 2015

Robert Deppe at Aikido Chuseikan of Tampa Bay

April 17, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - April 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm
Aikido Chuseikan of Tampa Bay, 1310 North 15th Street
Tampa, FL 33605 United States
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$100

Aikido Chuseikan of Tampa Bay dojo welcomes Sensei Robert Deppe for a special 3-day seminar from April 17-19, 2015. Attendance is limited, please register at our Facebook event page early!

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March 2016

Wendy Whited Sensei Seminar

March 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - March 21, 2016 @ 10:30 am
Aikido School of Central Ohio, Inc., 4554 Indianola Ave
Columbus, OH 43214 United States
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Friday: 6:30-8:30pm Saturday: 10:30 am -12:30 pm;  3:00 pm - 5pm (subject to change) Sunday: 10:30 am-12:30 pm Cost: tbd

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May 2016

Memorial Day Seminar with Sensei Dan Messisco

May 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - May 30, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Aikido Chuseikan of Tampa Bay, 1310 North 15th Street
Tampa, FL 33605 United States
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$120

The Aikido Chuseikan Dojo of Tampa Bay is proud to again host a special seminar by Sensei Dan Messisco over Memorial Day weekend. Sensei Messisco holds a 6th dan in Aikido, and is known for his emphasis on the quality of grace in movement and spirit. Registration is limited to the first 30 attendees; please download the flyer for details.

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June 2016

Aikido Coaching Seminar with Sharon Hainsfurther, Robert Deppe and Mary Heiny

June 3, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Shindai Dojo, 1940 Brengle Ave
Orlando, FL 32808 United States
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$75

Insights for Aikido teaching and interaction from a Leadership Coaching perspective presented by Sharon Hainsfurther, assisted by Aikido training offer by Robert Deppe Sensei and Mary Heiny Sensei.

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Tatsunori Imamura Shihan at Aikido of Missoula

June 17, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - June 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Aikido of Missoula, 208 E. Main, 2nd Floor
Missoula, MT 59807 United States
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Aikido Shihan Tatsunori Imamura from Hokkaido, Japan, is chief instructor of Sapporo International Aikikai and travels regularly to teach in Eastern Russia and Europe. Imamura Sensei was profoundly influenced by his study with O Sensei in the last years of the founder's life and is committed to the spiritual core of Aikido. He studied as well with Masahisa Goi Sensei, close friend of O Sensei and founder of the Byakko Shinko Kai, which initiated the movement to plant Peace Poles…

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September 2016

Kay Sandacz at Bloomington Aikido September 10-11

September 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - September 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
Bloomington Aikido, 1025 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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$45

When:  Saturday, Sep 10 2016: 10am-12pm & 3pm-5pm ◦ Dinner and fireworks on Saturday night (included in seminar fee)  Sunday, Sep 11 2016: 10am-12pm Where: 1025 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN Gym 169, Wildermuth Intramural Center (WIC), Indiana University Campus Attendance: $45 for the full seminar or $25 per class. All affiliations and experience levels welcome! Parking: Free street parking is available a block from the training facility on 8th St, 9th St, Fess St and Park St.…

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Instructor Seminar in DC

September 29, 2016 - October 2, 2016
Aikido Shobukan Dojo, 421 Butternut St NW
WASHINGTON, 20012 United States
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Come train with Mitsugi Saotome Shihan and the senior students of ASU in DC. This event is limited to 60 people, nidan and above.

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October 2016

Mitsugi Saotome Shihan at Aikido of Missoula

October 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - October 23, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Aikido of Missoula, 208 E. Main, 2nd Floor
Missoula, MT 59807 United States
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Aikido of Missoula will host this 23rd annual seminar with M. Saotome Shihan October 21-23, 2016. This event has been a rich and inspirational gathering of Aikidoka from all over the Northwest and beyond since 1994. Please visit our website for registration information: www.AikidoMissoula.com

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November 2016

Mary Heiny Sensei at The Bond Street Dojo

November 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - November 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
The Bond Street Dojo, 161 E 106 Street
New York, NY 10029 United States
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December 2016

Annual ASU International Winter Intensive

December 26, 2016 - January 1, 2017
Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 United States
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$300

Aikido Shihan Mitsugi Saotome will be teaching every day at the next Aikido International Winter Intensive seminar at the world-class Sirata Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida. The event will be held from December 26, 2016 to January 1, 2017. This will be the ninth year the event will be held at this popular location.  This will be one of the most memorable ASU seminars of 2016, with new special community events planned for every day of the seminar!

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February 2017

Ikeda Shihan And George Ledyard Sensei

February 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - February 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Aikido Shobukan Dojo, 421 Butternut St NW
WASHINGTON, 20012 United States
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$140

This is a great opportunity to train with Ikeda Shihan and Ledyard Sensei (7th dan) in the same weekend!

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John Messores – Winter Seminar in Nashville

February 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - February 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Bushinkan Dojo, 2403 Nolensville Pike, Suite 102
Nashville, 37211 United States
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$140

February 17-19, 2017, Bushinkan Dojo i spleased to announce that we will host a seminar with John Messores, Shihan.  This will be our first time to have Messores Sensei at our dojo.  This seminar is open to all levels and all affiliations. Friday February 17, Registration 6:00pm Friday February 17, Keiko 6:30pm Saturday February 18, Keiko 10:00am Saturday February 18, Keiko 3:00pm Saturday February 18, Social 6:00pm Sunday February 19, Keiko 10:00am

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March 2017

Midwest Bridge 2017

March 31, 2017 @ 9:00 am - April 2, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Abiding Spirit Center, 829 Virginia Road
Crystal Lake, IL 60014 United States
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Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan John Mazza, Charles Tseng, Marsha Turner, Mike Weber, Art Wise Abiding Spirit Center, Crystal Lake IL Information and Registration:  midwestbridge.info

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April 2017

Cherry Blossom Seminar 2017

April 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - April 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Aikido Shobukan Dojo, 421 Butternut St NW
WASHINGTON, 20012 United States
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$150

Come see Mitsugi Saotome Shihan during the DC Cherry Blossom This year John Messores (7th Dan) will assist with instruction.

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Seminar With John Messores Shihan – Bloomington Indiana — April 14-16 2017

April 14, 2017 - April 16, 2017
Bloomington Aikido, 1025 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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$120

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting John Messores Shihan on April 14-16, 2016. Aikido students of all affiliations and experience levels are welcome! Schedule Fri, April 14 7pm-9pm: Aikido Practice Sat, April 15 10am-12pm: Aikido Practice 12pm-3pm: Lunch in downtown Bloomington 3pm-5pm: Aikido Practice 6pm: Dinner at Mr Hibachi Sun, September 16 10am-12pm: Aikido Practice 1pm: Lunch in downtown Bloomington Location Room 169 in the Wildermuth Intramural Center (WIC) at 1025 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN. Fees $120…

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Milwaukee Shobukan Grand Opening with Wendy Whited Sensei

April 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - April 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Milwaukee Shobukan, 9450 N 107th St
Milwaukee, WI 53244 United States
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$140.00

Pre-registrations has been extended until April 14th, 2017!. Milwaukee Shobukan is thrilled to announce our Grand Opening Seminar with Wendy Whited Sensei!  Please join us in celebrating this momentous occasion April 21st - April 23rd.  The new dojo features a 90 tatami training space, changing rooms with heated flooring, plus men's and women's shower.  Guests will be welcome to stay at the dojo. Pre-register and save money! Simply download the registration form from the website, fill it out, and mail it in with payment. Fri,…

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Wendy Whited Sensei at Aikido West

April 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - April 30, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Aikido West, 3164 Bay Road
Redwood City, CA 94063 United States
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May 2017

25th Anniversary Seminar

May 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - May 7, 2017 @ 12:30 pm
Inaka Dojo, 704 Dixie Highway
Beecher, IL United States
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Inaka Dojo welcomes Charlie Page sensei, 7th dan, and Chuck Weber sensei, 7th dan, to celebrate our 25th anniversary. See our website for all the details.

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Sensei Dan Messisco at Aikido Chuseikan of Tampa Bay – Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017
Aikido Chuseikan of Tampa Bay, 1310 North 15th Street
Tampa, FL 33605 United States
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$110

Aikido Chuseikan of Tampa Bay is pleased to again host Sensei Dan Messisco (ASU 6th Dan) this Memorial Day, in Tampa Florida.

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Five Day Transmission Retreat With Sensei Josh Drachman

May 29, 2017 - June 2, 2017
Idaho Mountain View Retreat, 35695 E. Canyon Rd
Cataldo, Idaho 83810 United States
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$1100

A special five day focus retreat at a beautiful, remote mountain retreat facility taught by Sensei Josh Drachman (6th dan/ Ueshiba Juku).  The event is limited to 10 participants and only a few spaces are left, so please confirm your spot quickly!  Meals and accommodations are included. "My goal in five days of training … is to transform people's bodies and perception, not just improve technique. Being offsite for a five-day period will enable a kind of focus (and hopefully result)…

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July 2017

2017 ASU Summer Camp In DC

July 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - July 5, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
DuFour Center at Catholic University, 3606 John McCormack Drive NE
Washington, DC 20064 United States
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$350

Join us for our annual ASU DC Summer Camp with Saotome Shihan and a good many great long time students of Saotome Shihan as guest Instructors!

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September 2017

4-Day Aiki Sword Intensive with George Ledyard Sensei

September 1, 2017 @ 9:00 am - September 4, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Bushinkan Dojo, 2403 Nolensville Pike, Suite 102
Nashville, 37211 United States
$275.00

September 1st - 4th 2017 George Ledyard Sensei, Aikido 7th Dan direct student of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan The Dojo of Nashville (Bushinkan Dojo) This four day block of instruction will focus on the aiki sword work of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan. We will cover the 12 Kumitachi of Saotome Sensei that are required for testing up to Nidan in detail. Also, we will provide principle based instruction on Saotome Sensei’s Two Attacker Forms, his Two Sword Forms, and we will also do…

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2017 Instructor Seminar

September 28, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Aikido Shobukan Dojo, 421 Butternut St NW
WASHINGTON, 20012 United States
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$260

Instruction lead by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan This year Don Ellingsworth (5th Dan) and Robert Deppe (6th Dan) will assist with instruction. Registration is limited to 60 participants, Shodan and above. Thursday, September 28 - Sunday, October 1 2017 Registration fee is $260 for the Seminar if made before September 15. The fee is $300 after that date. Focus will be on ASU Kihon. Registration limited to 60 students, Shodan and above.

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October 2017

4-Day Mind / Body Principles Intensive with George Ledyard Sensei

October 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - October 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Arizona Aikido, 939 W. CAMELBACK RD.
Phoenix, AZ 85013
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$275.00

October 6th - 9th 2017 George Ledyard Sensei, Aikido 7th Dan and direct student of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan Arizona Aikido in Phoenix Mind / Body Principles in Aikido This intensive will offer four full days of instruction on the mind / body principles that function to create aiki. First we will focus on how to develop the “platform”, the integrated body required to do Aikido waza.  Explanation and exercises on how to use the “intent” to unify the body will…

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2017 Halloween Seminar

October 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - October 29, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
Aikido Shobukan Dojo, 421 Butternut St NW
WASHINGTON, 20012 United States
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$100

Aikido Shobukan Dojo's Fall Halloween Seminar is back! The Fall Seminar will be taught by Ania Small, Kamenna Lee, Melissa Bell, and Tracy Alpert Sensei's.

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December 2017

Sensei Tres Hofmeister at Aikido Chuseikan of Tampa Bay

December 8, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - December 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm
$120

Sensei Hofmeister is one of the most senior instructors in the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba. He holds the rank of nanadan (7th degree black belt), and teaches regularly at Boulder Aikikai and at seminars throughout North America and abroad. Hofmeister Sensei is also a certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method®, and brings a unique perspective to Aikido as self-discovery. Hofmeister Sensei is particularly known for his amazing spirit, his innovative perspectives on henko waza and traditional training, and his powerful…

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January 2018

ASU Winter Intensive 2018

January 3 @ 8:30 am - January 7 @ 1:00 pm
Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 United States
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$350

This year's seminar marks the beginning of Winter Camp 2.0. Totally retooled in response to your feedback! The New Winter Camp will include(by popular demand): * Now Five Days. January 3 - 7, 2018, Wednesday to Sunday. *World class instruction by some of the best instructors anywhere. * Saotome Sensei and the ASU Board are pleased to welcome two featured guest instructors, Bill Gleason Sensei and Dan Messisco Sensei, to the teaching roster! * All the members of the ASU…

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February 2018

2018 Ikeda Sensei Seminar

February 9 @ 6:30 pm - February 11 @ 12:00 pm
Aikido Shobukan Dojo, 421 Butternut St NW
WASHINGTON, 20012 United States
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$150

Come train with Ikeda Sensei. This year Don Moock (6th Dan) will assist.

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March 2018

2018 Midwest Bridge Seminar

March 23 - March 25
Milwaukee Shobukan, 9450 N 107th St
Milwaukee, WI 53244 United States
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PRE-REGISTRATION is open until March 9th, 2018! We are excited to announce this year's Midwest Aikido Bridge Seminar will be hosted at the Milwaukee Shobukan Dojo!  The Bridge Seminar will start on Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 9:00am and end on Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at 12:00pm. Please visit the website to download forms and preregister. The instructor line up for this year includes: Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan Art Wise Sensei Lisa Tomoleoni Sensei John Boland Sensei Mike Ellefson Sensei Nicole…

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April 2018

Cherry Blossom Seminar 2018

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - April 15 @ 12:00 pm
Aikido Shobukan Dojo, 421 Butternut St NW
WASHINGTON, 20012 United States
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$150

Come see Mitsugi Saotome Shihan during the DC Cherry Blossom. This year Sensei will share the teaching with Dan Messisco Sensei (6th dan).

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Seminar With John Messores Shihan – Bloomington Indiana — April 20-22 2018

April 20 - April 22
Bloomington Aikido, 1025 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, IN 47405 United States
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$120

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting John Messores Shihan on April 14-16, 2016. Aikido students of all affiliations and experience levels are welcome! Schedule Fri, April 20 7pm-9pm: Aikido Practice Sat, April 21 10am-12pm: Aikido Practice 12pm-3pm: Lunch in downtown Bloomington 3pm-5pm: Aikido Practice 6pm: Dinner at Mr Hibachi Sun, September 22 10am-12pm: Aikido Practice 1pm: Lunch in downtown Bloomington Location Room 169 in the Wildermuth Intramural Center (WIC) at 1025 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN. Fees $120…

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May 2018

2018 May Fair Seminar with Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan in Oberlin Aikikai

May 4 - May 6
Oberlin Aikido Club, Hales Gym, Oberlin College, 180 W Lorain St.
Oberlin, OH 44074 United States
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$140

Oberlin Aikikai will host Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan for the annual Oberlin May Fair Seminar May 4 – 6, 2018. Keiko: Friday May 4, 7-9 p.m., Saturday May 5, 10-12 p.m. and 3-5 p.m., Sunday May 6, 10-1 p.m. Cost $140 for the seminar, or $40 per class. Address: Hales Gym, Oberlin College, 180 W Lorain St. Oberlin, OH 44074 Send preregistration info to clevelandaikikai@yahoo.com  or call 216-392 2274

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4-Day Aiki Sword Intensive with George Ledyard

May 25 @ 8:00 am - May 28 @ 5:00 pm
Aikido Eastside, 13410 SE 32nd St C-3
Bellevue, WA 98005 United States
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$275.00

May 25th - 28th 2018 Aikido Eastside in Bellevue, WA with George Ledyard, Aikido 7th Dan This four day block of instruction will focus on the aiki sword work of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan. We will cover the 12 Kumitachi of Saotome Sensei that are required for testing up to Nidan in detail. Also, we will provide principle based instruction on Saotome Sensei’s Two Attacker Forms, his Two Sword Forms, and we will also do daily work with the shinai (bamboo swords).…

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Sensei Robert Deppe – Memorial Day 2018 – Tampa Florida

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - May 27 @ 1:00 pm
Aikido Chuseikan of Tampa Bay, 1310 North 15th Street
Tampa, FL 33605 United States
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$110

On May 25-27 (2018), please join us for a special seminar with Sensei Robert Deppe. Sensei Deppe is one of the top instructors in the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba. He holds the rank of rokudan (6th degree black belt) and is an instructor at the Aikido Shobukan Dojo in Washington, D.C. He is a personal student of Saotome Shihan, and is a member of the Ueshiba Juku which indicates that he is a disciple of Saotome Shihan and a direct inheritor of…

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Sensei Josh Drachman – Transmission Retreat in Cataldo, Idaho

May 28 - June 1
$1200

Sensei Josh Drachman is again teaching a transmission retreat in Cataldo, Idaho.  There are a maximum of 10 participants for this event.  The dojo space has vaulted ceilings, 1000 sq ft of mountain view mat space. The cost is $1200, which includes all training, food, and accommodations.  Contact reg.nugent@gmail.com for more information. From Josh Drachman Sensei: “My goal in five days of training … is to transform people's bodies and perception, not just improve technique. Being offsite for a five-day…

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June 2018

Summer Seminar with Bill Gleason Shihan

June 8 @ 7:00 pm - June 10 @ 1:00 pm
Cleveland Aikikai, 3820 Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
$130

Cleveland Aikikai  is pleased to host Bill Gleason Shihan in Cleveland at the Cleveland Aikikai Dojo on June 8– 10 2018 with  Keiko: Friday June 8, 7-9 p.m., Saturday June 9, 10-12 p.m. and 3-5 p.m., Sunday June 10, 10-1 p.m. Cost $130 for the seminar, or $35 per class. For those needing accommodations, the dojo is near downtown Cleveland and many hotels located within driving distance. Hotels in the I-480/Rockside area are plentiful and an easy 15 minute drive…

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Wendy Whited Sensei in Nashville, TN

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - June 24 @ 12:00 pm
Bushinkan Dojo, 2403 Nolensville Pike, Suite 102
Nashville, 37211 United States
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$140.00

Bushinkan Dojo (Dojo of Nashville) presents Wendy Whited, 7th Dan.  June 22-24, 2018.  Whited Sensei will bring her experience as an Aikido instructor and as an educator to give her take on aikido.  Attendance is open to anyone.   $140 for weekend, $45 per class June 22 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm, registration begins 5:30pm        June 23 - 10:00am to 12:00pm June 23 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm  June 23 - 6:00pm until ... social  June 24 - 10:00am-12:00pm     …

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July 2018

2018 ASU Summer Camp In DC

July 3 - July 7
DuFour Center at Catholic University, 3606 John McCormack Drive NE
Washington, DC 20064 United States
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$350

Join us for our annual ASU DC Summer Camp with Saotome Shihan and a good many great long time students of Saotome Shihan as guest Instructors! Last year Camp details are at AsuSummerIntensive.com

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2nd Annual Summer Slam with Rockin’ Robin Cooper Sensei

July 14 - July 15
Milwaukee Shobukan, 9450 N 107th St
Milwaukee, WI 53244 United States
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$75.00

The Milwaukee Shobukan is thrilled to feature Rockin' Robin Cooper Sensei (6th Dan) from Aikido of Madison for our 2nd Annual Summer Slam Seminar!  This event is happening across a fun, aikido-filled weekend that you do not want to miss.  Pricing on this shindig is, might we say, just for you. $75.00 for the whole enchilada.  Full Seminar. $25.00 for a sumptuous session of Aikido.  Per Session Price. You get 2 sessions on Saturday and a morning session on Sunday.  Each of…

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2018 Yudansha Prep Workshop

July 21 - July 22
Aikido Chuseikan of Tampa Bay, 1310 North 15th Street
Tampa, FL 33605 United States
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$60

This July 21 and 22 (2018), all ASU students preparing for their shodan, nidan, and sandan examinations are invited to join us for our eighth annual Yudansha Prep Workshop series held in Florida. These Workshops have helped dozens of candidates have more confidence, build friendships with their testing peers, and to perform tests they were proud of. Participants will experience “test level” pressure in a safe feedback environment, and receive instruction on technical execution and composure. Participation is limited to…

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August 2018

ASU Florida Regional Testing Seminar

August 11 @ 10:00 am - August 12 @ 1:00 pm
North Florida School of Aikido, 1535-1 Capital Circle Northwest
Tallahassee, FL 32303 United States
$80

North Florida School of Aikido  will be hosting the annual ASU Florida Regional Testing Seminar August 11-12, 2018.  The seminar will be held at the North Florida School of Aikido.  There is an optional class Friday night at North Florida School of Aikido for those who wish to participate.   The Friday night class will focus on randori.

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