Welcome! The Shudokan School of Aikido /Hiroshi Kato Juku, is a dojo dedicated to training in the teachings of Aikido as passed down to us by Hiroshi Kato, 8th dan, who was a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido. Hiroshi Kato Sensei taught us the importance of hard training, a joyful class atmosphere and lively fellowship afterwards, as the hallmarks of his way of presenting this art. Kato Sensei believed that the strength of Aikido was in embracing others in this kind of dynamic atmosphere where new trainees in Aikido could learn this art among friends. Other principles of the style of teaching in the Hiroshi Kato Juku are building up of the body, learning to do the techniques, learning to go with the flow, learning to apply all of your energy to one point, and learning to work with weapons. Our goal here is to deeply understand the basic principles of the art whereby we can then advance into the deeper levels of the art in an organic and natural way.
Here at the Shudokan School of Aikido/Hiroshi Kato Juku, all this makes Aikido more than just a martial art. It makes our practice and training in Aikido a vehicle by which we can develop our character along with that of our training partners. It is our hope that the discipline of training in Aikido, as a budo, will eventually result in a "flowing and flexible mind" that is able to react to anything it confronts, instinctively, fearlessly, and without hesitation, regardless of the situation". Please accept our invitation to come and join us in the practice of this beautiful and amazing martial art. We hope that you will also come to experience the many benefits that it offers. Feel free to contact us if we can answer any questions or help you in any way. For more information, see the FAQ listed at the top of this page or call, 281-630-0361.
Our new location is at Samurai Martial Arts, 17111 Kieth Harrow, Houston,Tx 77084. This is in the west Houston, Katy, and Cypress, Tx area.
We are affiliated with Aikido World Headquarters and the Suginami Aikikai in Tokyo Japan.
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