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Photos from the 2017 Itokan Seminar

Itokan Aikido just completed a successful seminar with Suganuma Sensei on the weekend. They shared a couple of photos from the event. Tea on the mat with Suganuma Sensei.

Suganuma Sensei throws Franck Aubert

Picture of the Moment – June

Suganuma Sensei throws Franck Aubert at the Chikushino Dojo 30th Anniversary Emubukai. The event was held at the new Dazaifu Gymnasium and featured demonstrations from many groups and dojos.

Kingyou undo

The origins of the “kingyoundo” exercise

Recently Suganuma Sensei showed us a Nishi Shiki (Nishi System) book from 1944. To quote Wikipedia, “Because Katsuzō Nishi was also an aikido teacher at Aikikai Hombu Dojo, many aikidoka were introduced to the...

Urs Trachsler of Aikido Birseck promoted to 4th Dan

Urs Trachsler of Aikido Birseck promoted to 4th Dan

Urs Trachsler received his 4th Dan Certificate from Suganuma Sensei at Tenjin dojo on January 16th. He took his test last September at a Seminar in Tosu near Fukuoka (with Suganuma Sensei). Urs began with Aikido...

2017 International Seminar dates (updated)

February 2-7 – Holland – Fujioka Shihan March 2-7 – Norway Aikikai 40th Anniversary – Suganuma Shihan April 6-11 – Canada – Yamada Sensei April 17-17 – Peking – Suganuma Shihan July 6-11 –...

Promotion: Russ Qureshi, 4th Dan

Congratulations to Russ Qureshi of Shoheijuku Aikido Canada for his promotion to 4th degree black belt at the recent seminar with Suganuma Sensei. Russ has dedicated over 20 years to Aikido. Congratulations!

Joost Van Straten receives his 6th certificate from Suganuma Sensei

Promotion: Joost van Straaten, 6th Dan

Congratulations to Joost van Straaten from Itokan Aikido who received his 6th Dan certificate from Suganuma Sensei this month in Japan.