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VisitSuginami Aikikai Tokyo Japan Popular Last Update: 2012/1/3 8:56
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Suginami Aikikai (Aikido group) was established in April, 1987 under the leadership of Shihan Hiroshi Kato, 8th dan, a student of the Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba.

Kato sensei is widely admired as an Aikidoist not only in Japan but also abroad, and there are affiliated dojos in Texas, California, Mexico, Indonesia, and in Holland. Also, headquartered in Houston, Texas is the Shudokan Aikido Association which has 20 affiliated dojos in Texas, Mexico and Florida. All these dojos are affilated with the Suginami Aikikai as branch dojos. Suginami Aikikai has over 80 affiliated dojos worldwide that are under Kato Shihan's guidance.

Practice at Suginami Aikikai includes training with the bokken (wooden sword) and jo (staff). The training place is Ogikubo Taiikukan at 3-47-2, Ogikubo, Suginamiku. Go east from the JR station's south entrance and you can reach it within 6-7 minutes by walking.

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