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Chicago Aikido Club

4427 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois 60640 • P.O. Box 180224, Chicago, Illinois 60618-0617 • 773-634-9824 •

Aikido Schools of Ueshiba

CAC is a member of the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba, a network of Aikido dojo and clubs in the United States and Canada. Formed in 1975 ASU provides certification recognized by Aikido World Headquarters in Japan and advanced instruction at special seminars and camps held throughout the year.

Photo of Mitsugi Saotome ShihanASU is lead by its founder, Mitsugi Saotome Shihan. Saotome Shihan began training in Aikido at age 18, eventually rising to senior instructor at Hombu Dojo and serving as uchi-deshi to Aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba for 15 years. Saotome Shihan teaches at seminars and camps throughout the world and presides over special training sessions at the Aiki Shrine in Myakka City, Florida.

photo: Jamie Tipton

Chicago Aikido Club • P.O. Box 180224, • Chicago Il 60618-0617
the Chicago Aikido Club is affilated with the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba.