Posted 2020-09-20 11:17:13 by Jun Akiyama
I have received news that Patty Saotome (7th dan shihan, Aikido Schools of Ueshiba
) has passed away. She was a longtime student of Mitsugi Saotome (8th dan) since 1975 and taught at various dojo including the Sarasota Aikikai Dojo, Aikido Shobukan (Washington DC), Chicago Budokan, and the ASU Aiki Shrine (Myakka City, FL). She was instrumental in translating her husband's work into English including for his book "Aikido and the Harmony of Nature" for which she also edited and did the photographic work.
My condolences go out to her family, friends, students, and loved ones.
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