Aikido Shobukan Dojo is a premier dojo for Aikido keiko in North America, and hosts seminars throughout the year to offer aikido practitioners (“aikidoka”) opportunities for extended and more intensive training with senior Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (“ASU”) instructors. On occasions we will host visitors and special instructors for seminars to augment training programs. All our seminars are open to all aikidoka regardless of affiliation. Some seminars and events have special sites of their own, where registration is handled separately.

ASU Summer Intensive 2020 – Virtual Seminar

August 14th – 16th

The ASU Summer Intensive dates back to 1976. We continue this tradition at Catholic University’s DuFour Athletic Center typically during the week of July the Fourth. Weather is typically warmer and offers an opportunity to train with weapons more exclusively.

Halloween Seminar 2020

End-October 2020

The ASD Halloween Seminar is held each October continuing and celebrating the energy and presence of Patty Saotome. This well-attended seminar features primarily women instructors and provides a training atmosphere reflecting the theme “the joy and beauty of aikido.”