Videos of Sugawara Sensei

Sugawara Sensei has been featured in numerous videos over the years. Here is a small selection of available features and interviews. If you are looking for specific training videos, please check out the curriculum pages.

Kenjutsu is a Japanese fighting technique that uses wooden swords in ritualized patterns called Kata. They train safely and it takes more than 10 years to master the techniques. The goal is to achieve reconciliation. This webisode from is associated with our full segment on Kenjutsu and Japanese Zero fighter planes in our episode Inside the Smithsonian Institution.
Tetsutaka Sugawara Sensei - katori shinto ryu kyoshi He 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.

The future of traditional martial arts. Interview with Tetsutaka Sugawara Sensei 

One beat, no slide 

It's not just good advice for all of Sugawara Sensei's students, means Issoku-Itto movement. It's also now a song, thanks to his students from Sweden. 

With warm dedications to Sugawara Sensei Music: E. Dannenberg Lyrics: A. Spangfort, J. Svensson Instruments and vocals: E. Dannenberg, E Carlson, J. Svensson, P. Spangfort, A. Spangfort, L. Pettersson, T. Nyman Camera: J.