Shoheijuku Newsletter October 2023

Minamata Dojo Seminar

On Sunday, September 3rd, a seminar for Minamata Dojo (Mr. Sumihisa Einaga, Dojo Rep) was held at Minamata City Martial Art Hall.

People from the dojos within the prefecture as well as Kagoshima and Omuta joined us. Though it was extremely hot, we had a lively seminar.

All Kyushu Student Alliance Seminar

On Saturday, September 9th, a workshop hosted by All Kyushu Student Aikido Alliance was held at Hombu Dojo. The workshop was instructed by Katsuhiko Suganuma, Acting Dojocho, and five affiliated member schools practiced together.

Takayama Shinseijuku

On September 16th, examination and seminar for Takayama Shinseijuku (Mr. Yoichi Toyoshima, Dojo Rep) were held at Takayama Arena. It was the forty-fourth seminar for the. I appreciate all their support for such a long time. I would also like to thank Mr. Masashi Hata and his family from Nagoya Keikokai for kindly giving me a ride from and to the Nagoya Station this time again.   

Kobe Shoheijuku 20th Anniversary

On Saturday, September 30th, embukai and seminar celebrating the 20th anniversary of Kobe Shoheijuku (Mr. Masami Kawabata Dojo Rep) were held at Center Kakehashi.

We had a dan/kyu promotion examination session in the morning and the seminar and embukai after the lunch break.   

This time, the dojo was packed with many participants from the Shoheijuku affiliated dojos within the Kansai area as well as other dojos from Shiga and Wakayama.

At the celebration party, each dojo made a congratulatory speech, and it was a friendly and enjoyable day. I wish Kobe Shoheijuku will have many more successful years.

Events in October

2,3 Kyushu Sangyo University
Self-defense workshop (Yamada)
7 – Osaka Shomonkai
7 – Seinan University (Katsuhiko)
9 – Gokoku Shrine Hono Embu
9 – Kokura Kita Dojo
14 – Student Alliance exam (Katsuhiko)
15 – Kokura Shoheijuku (Katsuhiko)
16 – Women’s class (Fujioka)
18 – Umi Shounjuku (Takemura)
19 – Takatori Class (Fujioka)
19 – Koga Dojo (Yamada)
19 – Kurume Dojo (Takemura)
21 – Nagasaki Shomonkai (Takemura)
22 – Munakata Area Seminar (Katsuhiko)
22 – Uwajima Shoheijuku
26 – Omuta Dojo
27 – Fukuma Dojo (Fujioka)
28 – Uji Shoheijuku 20th Anniversary
31 – Takamure Dojo (Fujioka)

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Nelson Mandela

As we were saying ‘It’s hot! It’s hot!”, it is October already. We have only three months left this year.    

Time and tide wait for no man.”

We should deal with what we have to do now one by one. I have started reflecting on my attitude recently.