The residency is the seat of the administrative office of the dojo and historical home of Mitsugi and Patty Saotome for many years before their return to Florida to focus on Aiki Shrine and warmer weather. In honor and appreciation of their efforts, we aim to preserve the space as faithfully as possible for the purpose of sharing the Saotome family’s interests, and artistic sensibilities with practitioners of Aikido worldwide.

Due to the nature of the residency, this area is restricted to administrators, the Saotome family, and special guests.

Saotome Sensei along with close attendants Don Ellingsworth and Julie Tollen share a traditional breakfast with sensei in the residency’s living room.