News Announcements from Shodokan dojos around the world

Shodokan’s 50th Anniversary Report.

In Osaka on sunny and warm Sunday, October 8th, 2017, more than 250 Aikidoka – both adult and children – from around Japan as well as overseas, gathered in the municipal gymnasium to celebrate the 50 years that have passed since the birth of Honbu dojo. Yes folks, 50 years ago Tomiki Shihan established Shodokan […]

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Bon Voyage Darius

September 17th, 2017 was the last training session in Honbu for UK visitor Darius Zarrabian. All Honbu members wish him well and the best of luck in his future endeavors. Darius attended Shihan’s seminar in London on August 17th, 2017 and followed it up by making the trip to Shodokan Honbu to continue his practice. […]

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Finland Shodokan making the News

Since gaining his shodan, Juha-Matti Ahola has worked hard promoting Shodokan Aikido in Finland, and it appears his efforts have been rewarded. Recently a Finnish newspaper published an article about Shodokan Aikido. Well done Juha-Matti Ahola and congratulations.We, here in Honbu, are sure your club will continue to grow in membership and we look forward to […]

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Report on the 1st Worldwide Sport Aikido Federation Championships.

From the 18th to 20th of August, 2017 aikidoka from around the world and from various associations gathered at the Sportsdock of East London University to compete in the Worldwide Sport Aikido Federation’s first international championship competition. For three days participants challenged each other in team events as well as individual Aikido contests. The atmosphere in […]

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Welcome Sara Kovacs

Shodokan Honbu welcomes Sara Kovacs to the dojo. Sara arrived in Osaka a couple of weeks ago to train and brush up her Aikido skills. So, who exactly is this lady from the United Kingdom? Let’s learn. Sara was born and raised in Hungary. She grew up during the Cold War when international travel was […]

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Shodokan Aikido Federation Membership Guidelines.

  (NPO) Shodokan Aikido Federation   President Nariyama Tetsuro Chief of the Board of Directors Yamagata Masaaki Deputy Chief of the Board of Directors Omori Ryuichi   (NPO) Shodokan Aikido Federation Membership Registration Guidelines   We would like to use this opportunity to explain our policy towards membership as well as the procedure to apply […]

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Shodokan Spring Camp Report

Osaka Station. It was 9:20 am Saturday, March 4th, 2017 when about twenty of us gathered in Osaka Station – most of us were early while one of us was late. At around 9:35, Sakai sensei counted the heads of those present and led us across the cement floor to the JR entrance – the clacking […]

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Honbu Dojo Schedule and Monthly Fees Changes.

To all Shodokan Aikido Federation Members: Due to a variety of different reasons, we have decided to make a few changes, and hopefully, improvements to the monthly fees and weekly training schedule.   These changes will be effective from April 1st, 2017. General Classes: Early Morning Classes: 7:00 am – 8:00 am. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays. Mid-Morning […]

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