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.
he returned to Tokyo and entered Chuo University.
In 1973, he established Minato Research and Publishing
Co. (currently Sugawara Martial Arts Institute,
In 1975, he entered the Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto
Ryu receiving the 'kyoshi' instructor's license
April 1992, introduced Aikido to Shanghai
of Physical Education, Beijing University of
Medical Science. November 1992, received Kyoshi-license
of Okinawan Goju-ryu Karatedo by Yasuichi Miyagi.
1993, introduced Aikido to Wuhan Institute of
Education, Fujian University of Traditional Chinese
Medical Science in China. May 1995, received
Aikido 7th Dan by Kisshomaru Ueshiba. Introduced
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 Sugawara Martial Arts Institute is affiliated
with the Aikikai Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. It
offers a number classes in Aikido, both adult and
Classes are also offered in the classic Japanese
sword school. Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto
Tai Chi is also offered under the guidence of Xing