The AWA is one of six officially recognized Aikido organizations directly affiliated under Hombu dojo Japan here in the United States. We provide for its members, dojo affiliation nationally and internationally, standardized testing requirements for black belt ranking that is directly certified through the Aikikai Foundation, World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. Available are Aikido seminars, camps and instructor courses to enable students to further improve their Aikido through standardized instruction & intensive training, while providing opportunities for personal exchange and networking.
New appointment for the AWA by Sato sensei is the 2012 – 2013 Technical & Instructor Committee. The listed instructors have been asked to help support the AWA by co instructing at national AWA events, acting as national test committee at such events and providing support to local dojo when asked. They each bring their unique style & experience along with deep understanding of Sato sensei’s Aikido to the AWA which will enhance the growth and development of the organization. As the AWA grows other instructors will be listed to add their support to the AWA.