Teaching the martial arts

tenshin shoden katori shinto ryu 

aikido、and tai chi

Sugawara Budo
 Katori Shrine, Chiba Prefecture 香取神宮(千葉県)

Katori Shrine, Chiba Prefecture 香取神宮(千葉県)


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 長威斉 家直). Katori Shinto Ryu is an intangible cultural asset of Japan, as designated by the Chiba Prefecture Educational Committee. 


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 Sensei Tetsutaka Sugawara 菅原鉄孝師範

Sensei Tetsutaka Sugawara 菅原鉄孝師範

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.菅原先生は天真正傳香取神道流、合気道を世界中に普及しています。特に太極拳の武術的な意味を30年前から探求し、今ではそれを実現し健康法として活用することを考えています。『合気道と中国武術』(第1巻、第2巻 既刊)第3巻で発表する準備をしています。日本刀を使う立場から、古代の鉄作りも研究しています。