Aikido Shobukan Dojo was founded in 1976 by Mitsugi Saotome, Shihan (“Sensei”), Patty Saotome, and his students as a model center for the study, practice, and creative aspects of Aikido of which, this mission is still performed today. Through the years, the dojo has also become a living museum of artistic works exchanged in thankful appreciation to and from Sensei, the Dojo, the Members, Aikido Schools of Ueshiba, and the Community.
We engage in training (“keiko”) throughout the entire year; with morning, evening and weekend classes. Students from abroad are welcome to visit us and train at any time. The dojo supports seminars ranging from the annual Cherry Blossom Seminar, to ASU Summer Camp.
If you are interested in practicing Aikido, please stop in to observe or attend classes. There will be students and teachers willing to answer any questions that you may have.
The dojo is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.