Shoheijuku Newsletter June 2022

The 59th All Japan Embukai

On Saturday, May 28th, the fifty-ninth All Japan Enbukai was held at Nippon Budokan (National Martial Art Hall). It was held at Nippon Budokan for the first time in three years. 

This year again, the event was held with no spectators due to COVID-19, but we were able to feel a lively atmosphere all over the venue. 

Though I have been writing the same thing for the last few years, I was deeply impressed by Hiroshi Tada Sensei’s embu who will turn ninety-three years old at the end of the year, with his flexibility, quickness, great sense of timing…etc.

I am ten years younger but I received the great energy from Tada Sensei and returned Fukuoka. 

The embu participants from Shoheijuku are:

Instructor Embu

  • Kohei Yamada
    – Koki Maehata
    – Kensho Kishimoto

Shoheijuku Embu

  • Isamu Takeshita – Tomohiro Itai
  • Takako Takeshita – Daisuke Maeda
  • Hidetoshi Yasukawa – Takahiro Ninomiya

All Kyushu Student Association

Shihan Embu

  • Morito Suganuma 
    – Takato Kanado
    – Daisuke Maeda
    – Ryoko Fujii

I have been participating in the embukai every year since 1967 for fifty-five times in a row. 

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to everyone who has kindly cooperated with me all the time. 

Nishinomiya Dojo, Izumi Otsu Dojo

On Sunday, May 15th, a kyu promotion examination for Nishinomiya Dojo and Izumi Otsu Dojo (Mr. Mitsuo Shimada, Dojo Rep) was held at Izumi Otsu City Gymnasium. This time again, we did not invite other dojos due to COVID-19. We tested only the children class members, but all of them did livelily in a bright atmosphere. 


Mr. Yamato Hirata (Fujisaki Dojo member) passed away on May 25th at the age of fifty. I pray from the bottom of my heart that his soul rests in peace. 

Events in June

4, 5 – Yuyukai
5 – Isahaya Dojo (Katsuhiko)
11 – Student Association Exam (Katsuhiko)
11 – Ogoori Dojo
12 – Okagaki Dojo (Katsuhiko) 
12 – Usa Aikidokai
14 – Kurume Dojo (Nakamura)
16 – Kurume Dojo (Takemura)
18 – Kurume Dojo
18 – Seinan University (Katsuhiko)
19 – Examination (Tenjin Dojo)
(Katsuhiko, Yamada)
19 – Zazenkai & Yoga
21 – Fukuma Ladies (Fujioka)
23 – Omuta Dojo (evening)
24 – Fukuma Dojo (Fujioka)
26 – Oita Area Examination
30 – Koga Dojo