I hope that all Aikidoka everywhere in the world stay safe. Aiki is the ability to recognize circumstances around you and adapt. For example, I hear you are using new technology to keep to keep connected. Very good!
I am very proud that my students have put safety first and closed their dojo. Taking care of the community was always in the heart of O-Sensei. If we help each other, we will get through this and return to our usual practice.
Please know that Patricia, my wife, and I are safe and taken care of here in Sarasota. I hope to see all of you soon.
Mitsugi Saotome, Shihan
Aikido Schools of Ueshiba