Teaching the martial arts

tenshin shoden katori shinto ryu 

aikido、and tai chi

Sugawara Sogo Budo
Katori Shrine, Chiba Prefecture

Katori Shrine, Chiba Prefecture


Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu (天真正伝香取神道流) is one of the oldest extant Japanese martial arts, and is revered as a koryu bujutsu.  The art has been continuously passed from teacher to student since its founding over 600 years ago by Iizasa Choisai Ienao (飯篠 長威斎 家直). Katori Shinto Ryu is an intangible cultural asset of Japan, as designated by the Chiba Prefecture Educational Committee. 

Learn More →

Sensei Tetsutaka Sugawara

Sensei Tetsutaka Sugawara

Sugawara Sensei

Sugawara sensei is known the world over for teaching Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu and Aikido. Additionally he has been exploring the martial meaning of Taijiquan for thirty years and is  planning to realize and use it as a means of healthy living. He is preparing to announce his latest works in the forthcoming Volume 3 of Aikido and Chinese Martial Art (1st & 2nd Volume here). In addition to teaching the use of Japanese swords, Sugawara Sensei is studying iron making in ancient times.