News Announcements from Shodokan dojos around the world

Announcement of Shodokan Hombu Reopening + Special Practice Procedure

We hope that all Shodokan members are doing well during these unusual times. Based on the instructions from Osaka Prefectural Government, Shodokan will remain closed until Friday 29th May. Adult classes will resume from Saturday 30th May.  All classes will be reduced to one hour. For juniors, special classes with restricted numbers will be established. These […]

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***Notice of Extension to Special Temporary Closure ***

Following the Government’s Emergency Declaration, Shodokan will extend its period of special temporary closure until Thursday 21st May.Regarding the possible reopening from Friday 22nd May, we hope to give you more details when possible. We thank all our members for their continued understanding at this time.  Shodokan

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***Notice of Extension to Special Temporary Closure ***

Following the Government’s extension of the period of the Emergency Declaration, Shodokan Hombu dojo will also extend its period of special temporary closure past the originally announced date of Wednesday 6th May a further 8 days, until Thursday 14th May. Regarding the possible reopening from Friday 15th May, we hope to give you more details […]

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***Regular Workshop (04/05) Cancellation***

In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, Shodokan Hombu Dojo will be cancelling the regularly scheduled training session on April 5th, 2020. Regular classes will be held from 10:00 to 11:30 and 13:00 to 15:30. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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*** 03/01 Festival Events Cancelled ***

Attn: Participants of Shodokan Aikido Festival 26th February 2020  Dear all,  It is our unfortunate responsibility to inform you that due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus, we have been forced to cancel part of the Shodokan Aikido Festival.In recent days there have been several new announcements from the Japanese Government, advising against the […]

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Shodokan Aikido Festival 2020

Osaka, Japan, 2/29 + 03/01 Shodokan is pleased to announce an aikido festival to be held February 29th and March 1st, 2020. This festival will consist of training seminars and exhibitions by junior, university, general members, and even organizations. Additionally (and expected), a party will be held on the evening of February 29th. All are […]

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Tribute to Phil Newcombe

Tribute to Phil. He will always be remembered as the person who represented Shodokan Aikido in the UK and Spain. A man whose devotion to Shodokan was famed and still inspires Aikidoka around the world today. He is a true friend. He is a legend. He is Phil Newcombe. Phil’s decades-long relationship with Aikido began […]

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Shodokan Aikido Federation/ East Japan Aikido Federation Summer Seminar

Shodokan Aikido Federation/ East Japan Aikido Federation Summer Seminar On August 4th and 5th (Sat/Sun), a joint summer seminar will be held in Tokyo at Kokushikan University. We encourage your participation; all levels are welcome to join. Members are encouraged to bring their own bokkuto and jo. The schedule will be as follows: August 4th […]

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