Chenango Aikido


The instructor is William Doonan, 5th dan, who trained with Paul Kang, Chris Jordan, and Ken Nisson Senseis at the Bond Street Dojo, who trained with Mitsugi Saotome Shihan, who was an ushi-deshi (live-in student) of Morihei Ueshiba, O-Sensei. Doonan Sensei trained and taught at Bond Street Dojo for more than 20 years before moving to this area of upstate New York.


Mitsugi Saotome

Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU)

This dojo is affiliated with Aikido Schools of Ueshiba.

The Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU) was founded as the membership organization that affiliates all of the Aikido dojos under the instruction of Saotome Shihan and his students. The name of the organization reflects a commitment to the vision of O Sensei and not the cultivation of a style or territory. Since its establishment, there have been over 1,000 black belts awarded to ranked members of ASU. ASU is affiliated with Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.

There is an annual fee of $45 for each dojo member to maintain affiliation with ASU.