Category: Newsletters

Happy 77th Birthday to Suganuma Sensei

Suganuma Sensei turned 77 today. Ga no iwai or toshi iwai are rights of passage marked upon certain birthdays. The 77th birthday is known as kiju (喜寿),  meaning “happy age”, “joyous year”, or literally “joy...

Shohei Juku Newsletter #373 – July 2019

Switzerland and Germany For nine days from June 4th to 12th, I was invited to seminars hosted by Mr. Urs Trachsler in Switzerland and Mr. Omer Lusky in Germany. We had seminars for four...

Shohei Juku Newsletter #372 – June 2019

Prefectural Federation Seminar On Saturday, May 4th, we held the Fukuoka Prefecture Aikido Federation seminar at Tenjin Dojo. Fifty-six people attended. Zazenkai – Elementary and Jr. High Students We also held a zazenkai at...