Sugawara Budo




Tetsutaka Sugawara was born in Hokkaido in 1941. In 1960, he began Aikido at the Hombu Dojo, Tokyo, under O-Sensei Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido. In 1961, he became uchideshi under O-Sensei at the Ibaraki Dojo.

In 1964, he returned to Tokyo and entered Chuo University. In 1973, he established Minato Research and Publishing Co. (currently Sugawara Martial Arts Institute, Inc.) In 1975, he entered the Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu receiving the 'kyoshi' instructor's license in 1986.

April 1992, introduced Aikido to Shanghai Institute of Physical Education, Beijing University of Medical Science. November 1992, received Kyoshi-license of Okinawan Goju-ryu Karatedo by Yasuichi Miyagi. June 1993, introduced Aikido to Wuhan Institute of Physical Education, Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medical Science in China. May 1995, received Aikido 7th Dan by Kisshomaru Ueshiba. Introduced Aikido to Chengdu Institute of Physical Education in China. Received the Lecturer's License of Shanghai Institute of P.E. He is currently visiting 12 countries teaching Aikido and Katori Shinto Ryu.

The Dojo

The Sugawara Martial Arts Institute is affiliated with the Aikikai Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. It offers a number classes in Aikido, both adult and children.

Classes are also offered in the classic Japanese sword school. Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu.

Tai Chi is also offered under the guidence of Xing Yanling.


Tetsutaka Sugawara
Sugawara Martial Arts Institute
20-13, Tadao 3 chome
Machida-shi, Tokyo, 194 Japan
Fax: 81-42-794-0972