Saotome Sensei is the founder of Aikido Shobukan Dojo in Washington D.C. He is a consummate artist, skilled not only in the martial arts, but as a textile designer, sculptor, author, and painter as well.
Aikido is a Japanese martial art that I have been studying for the past couple of years. The training, which is as much spiritual/philosophical as it is physical, emphasizes establishing harmony and balance to resolve aggressive situations. The dojo, or training school, I joined in Washington D.C. is called Aikido Shobukan. Presently I am working [...]