Sugawara Sogo Budo Teaches Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu (天真正伝香取神道流), Aikido and Aikido Weapons, as well as Taijiquan.


Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu (天真正伝香取神道流) is one of the oldest Japanese martial arts, and is revered as a koryū bujutsu.  The art has been continuously passed from teacher to student since its founding in 1447 by Iizasa Choisai Ienao (飯篠 長威斎 家直). Students of Katori Shinto Ryu study a comprehensive system of martial arts that includes Japanese swordsmanship (Kenjutsu剣術) and sword drawing techniques (Iaijutsu, 居合術), as well as the use of  two swords (Ryotojutsu, 両刀術), the staff (Bojutsu, 棒術), the naginata (Naginatajutsu, 長刀術), and the spear (Sojutsu, 槍術).  Students learn the principles and techniques of Katori through hours of kata training with teachers and other students. 

More on the history of Katori here.

Katori Curriculum

Katori Weapons

Sugawara SEnsei's other styles

Aikido and weapon training

  • Traditional 31 forms of Jo
  • Basic Taijiquan application
  • Sugawara style Kumijo 1-8
  • Sugawara style Jo-ai 1-6

More on Sugawara Style Aikido including content and videos here.


  •  42 Single Motions
  • Tairen (Kaeshiwaza Partner Practice)

More on Sugawara Sensei's taijiquan here.