Shoheijuku Newsletter April 2023

The 34th Embukai & Seminar

We will hold the 34th Embukai and Seminar as follows:

Date:                        Wed, May 3rd (holiday)
Time:                       1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Place:                      Fukuoka Budokan

  • Adults – 3000 yen
  • High school/College students – 2000 yen
  • Elementary/Junior high students – 1000 yen
  • Observers – Free

*Though the Gokoku Shrine Dedicatory Embukai will be held on the same day, the All Kyushu Student Alliance member schools will do their embus for that event (cancelled if it rains).   

All Kyushu Student Alliance Seminar

On Saturday, March 4th, a seminar for the new All Kyushu Student Alliance directors was held at Tenjin Dojo. We talked about the history and general information of Aikido, practiced the basic movements and techniques, had a time for questions and answers, and concluded the event.

Kochi Aikido Group

On Sunday, March 5th, the seminar for Kochi Aikido Group (Mr. Shigehiro Ito, Dojo Rep) was held at Kochi Prefecture Martial Arts Hall. The members of Uwajima Shoheijuku joined us as well. This time, Hideki Takemura accompanied me for the first time. Though only 30 participants were allowed, it was a very lively seminar. 

Takayama Shinseijuku

On Saturday, March 25th, the examination and seminar for Takayama Shinseijuku (Mr. Yoichi Toyoshima, Dojo Rep) were held at Big Arena. The elementary and junior high school students looked very confident and natural during the examination. I was impressed so much by their attitude. In the evening, I enjoyed Hida’s local sake so much.

I would like to thank Mr. Masashi Hata from Nagoya and Ms. Chisa Mitsuhashi from Fukuoka for accompanying and helping me during my visit to Takayama.


Mr. Makoto Yamada, a member of Fukuoka Dojo, passed away on March 12th. May he rest in peace.

Events in April

1 – Uji Shoheijuku (Katsuhiko)
4 – 13 Switzerland & Germany Seminar (Yamada)
6 – Takatori Culture Center (Fujioka)
6 – Koga Dojo (Katsuhiko)
13 – Takatori Culture Center (Fujioka)
16- Kumamoto Dojo (Suganuma)
16 – Kokura Shoheijuku (Katsuhiko)
16 – Yanagawa Dojo (Yamada)
18 – Fukuma Ladies (Fujioka)
19 – Umi Shounjuku (Takemura)
20 – Kurume Dojo (Takmura)
20 – Chikushino Dojo (Katsuhiko)
22 – Fujisaki Dojo (Suganuma)
23 – Munakata Area (Suganuma)
27 – Omuta Dojo (Suganuma)
27 – Fukuoka Dojo (Fujioka)
28 – Fukuma Dojo (Fujioka)
29 – Prefectural Aikido Association Seminar

  • Tenjin Dojo
  • 10:30 – 12:00
  • Instructed by Morito Suganuma
  • Fee: 2200 yen

Anyone is welcome to attend.

— Morito Suganuma