The Ueshiba Juku designation is awarded by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan to selected senior students and instructors in recognition of their loyalty and dedication to building ASU and promoting O Sensei’s vision. It declares that they are not only true deshi (direct disciple) of Saotome Sensei and inheritors of his teachings, but are also part of O Sensei’s own school and pure lineage as only a true Uchi Deshi of O Sensei can recognize. The status is indicated by special kanji worn on the formal Dogi of the authorized individual, and is an honor independent of specific rank or Shihan status.
Official ASU Board Communications
- Sep 20, 2020 8:16 pm
- Mar 28, 2020 5:19 pm
General ASU News
2 weeks ago
The ASU is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of USAF Shihan, Donovan Waite. This is a huge loss to the Aikido community. Donovan Waite Sensei was a senior USAF instructor, with a home dojo in Philadelphia. He was known around the world, and inspired Aikido students and teachers across different organizations. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his students, teachers, friends and family. Rest in Peace, Donovan Waite Sensei. ... See MoreSee Less
RIP: Compassion and Condolences ☸
Sad news. Rest in peace Sensei. 😢
Sad News, R.I.P Sensei :-(
2 months ago
From George Ledyard -
FYI This series sounds great. Humbled to have been asked to participate. ... See MoreSee Less
I have trained with 3 out of the 4 Sensei ... Highly recommend ...
I'm really looking forward to the dialogues!