Saturday, January 20, 2018

Shoryukan Dojo, Alaska

Shoryukan Dojo, Alaska
   Mid-Winter Update…

Just returned from Japan where I did a brief but very satisfying Gasshuku












It was great to see and train with people I haven’t seen in a while (and notice their progress in Aikido), as well as meet new people…


Back in time for the new floors at the Courtyard…very nice.




Our regular classes are now underway…


At Shoryukan Dojo, all aikidoka are welcome to come train in Yoshinkan Aikido – we train with the curriculum developed and promoted by Yoshinkan Hombu Dojo in Japan, as well with “buki-waza,” or aiki-based weapon movements.

UAF students and military personnel welcome

Thursday evenings 6:00 pm
Friday evenings 6:00 pm
and,
Saturday mornings 9:30 am

At the Artisan’s Courtyard
Studio 1
1755 Westwood Way (off College Rd – next to Toy Quest)

Shoryukan Dojo also trains in Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido, and offers Iaido training and instruction through UAF’s Community and Technical College (UAF CTC) Beginning Japanese Iaido and Swordsmanship class


UAF Recreation   RECR F150N TE1     CRN: 34494  1 Credit
Register online at:

Please register before Wedensday, January 24!
See our blog:



Call (907) 388-8375 for more information



Saturday, December 16, 2017

Shoryukan Dojo, Alaska

Shoryukan Dojo Alaska
HappyHolidays…Come join us for aikido training

Today wrapped up our training for 2017, as two students tested for 6th Kyu (last night), and we circled back to kihon waza and explored shomen uchi ikkajo osae ichi...Also came across this picture (O' Sensei) to complement our recent aiki jo training sessions - seemed appropriate to share:


Shoryukan Dojo will be closed until January 18th, 2018, as the Courtyard (NS Ballet) prepares to repair their floating dance floors. This gives an opportunity to enjoy the holidays and return refreshed and ready to train! OSU!


Also beginning January 25th, a new semester of Iaido classes through the UAF Community and Technical College recreation program will begin:
RECR F150N TE1
CRN: 34494

Register online at:
http://www.uaf.edu/register/process/

Happy Holidays to all! 



At Shoryukan Dojo, all aikidoka are welcome to come train in Yoshinkan Aikido – we train with the curriculum developed and sanctioned by Yoshinkan Hombu Dojo in Japan, as well with “buki-waza” or aiki-based weapon movements.

UAF students and military personnel welcome


Thursday evenings 6:00 pm
Friday evenings 6:00 pm
and,
Saturday mornings 9:30 am

At the Artisan’s Courtyard
Studio 1
1755 Westwood Way (off College Rd – next to Toy Quest)

Call (907) 388-8375 for more information

Shoryukan Dojo also trains in Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido, and offers Iaido training and instruction through UAF’s Community and Technical College. See our blog:



Details of our Spring 2018 class coming soon…

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Shoryukan Dojo, Alaska

Shoryukan Dojo, Alaska
Happy Autumn…!!!

We have been finding applications of Gozo Shioda’s words in Aikido Shugyo of the importance of the back foot stability in strengthening kamae and developing kokyu power…  



At Shoryukan Dojo, all aikidoka are welcome to come train in Yoshinkan Aikido – we train with the curriculum developed and promoted by Yoshinkan Hombu Dojo in Japan, as well with “buki-waza,” or aiki-based weapon movements.

UAF students and military personnel welcome


Thursday evenings 6:00 pm
Friday evenings 6:00 pm
and,
Saturday mornings 9:30 am

At the Artisan’s Courtyard
Studio 1
1755 Westwood Way (off College Rd – next to Toy Quest)

Shoryukan Dojo also trains in Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido, and offers Iaido training and instruction through UAF’s Community and Technical College (UAF CTC) recreation class:  Beginning Japanese Iaido and Swordsmanship (RECR F150N TE1).

See our blog:

Monday, August 07, 2017

Shoryukan Dojo, Alaska

Shoryukan Dojo, Alaska
Late Summer Update…

Notice of Schedule Change….

The Artisan’s Courtyard was recently purchased and is now home the North Star Ballet. To accommodate all the classes taught at the Courtyard, the Aikido classes will have a slight schedule change:

Regular Monday classes will now be held on Fridays, at 6pm, beginning August 25 (so no Monday class on the 21st – enjoy the Solar Eclipse !!!). Classes will be Thursday (6pm), Friday (6pm) and Saturday (9:30am).
Come visit the free Ice Cream Social, on August 19, Noon until 3pm, at the courtyard -  look for our table.
Enjoy the rest of Summer!


At Shoryukan Dojo, all aikidoka are welcome to come train in Yoshinkan Aikido – we train with the curriculum developed and promoted by Yoshinkan Hombu Dojo in Japan, as well with “buki-waza,” or aiki-based weapon movements.

UAF students and military personnel welcome

Thursday evenings 6:00 pm
Friday evenings 6:00 pm
and,
Saturday mornings 9:30 am

At the Artisan’s Courtyard
Studio 1
1755 Westwood Way (off College Rd – next to Toy Quest)

Shoryukan Dojo also trains in Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido, and offers Iaido training and instruction through UAF’s Community and Technical College. Beginning August 31…UAF CTC Beginning Japanese Iaido and Swordsmanship class

UAF Recreation   RECR F150N TE1     CRN: 73965  1 Credit
Register online at:

See our blog:



Call (907) 388-8375 for more information



Sunday, June 04, 2017

Shoryukan Dojo, Alaska

Shoryukan Dojo offers instruction and training in Yoshinkan Aikido developed and sanctioned by the Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo in Japan, as well with “buki-waza” or aiki-based weapon movements.





Come check us out…Beginners and students welcome…

Aikido Training schedule:

Mondays evenings 6:30 pm
Thursday evenings 6:00 pm
and,
Saturday mornings 9:30 am

At the Artisan’s Courtyard
Studio 1
1755 Westwood Way (off College Rd – next to Toy Quest)

Shoryukan Dojo also offers training in the basics of Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido See our companion (MJER) blog for more details:


Call (907) 388-8375 for more information

Monday, March 27, 2017

Shoryukan Dojo, Alaska

Shoryukan Dojo Alaska
Happy Spring…Come join us for Aikido training

A VER Big thank you to my students who recently presented me with this gift:
an original and unique wood carving from another fellow Yoshinkan brother, Sensei Randall Stoner of Eishinkan Dojo in southern California (http://www.aikidosocal.com/)…also known in the wood working world as the Mad Carver:  http://www.madcarver.com/index.html.

What a wonder gift, and to be made by such a talented aikidoka that I met over 10 years ago. Thank you!




At Shoryukan Dojo, all aikidoka are welcome to come train in Yoshinkan Aikido – we train with the curriculum developed and sanctioned by Yoshinkan Hombu Dojo in Japan, as well with “buki-waza” or aiki-based weapon movements.

UAF students and military personnel welcome

Mondays evenings 6:30 pm
Thursday evenings 6:00 pm
and,
Saturday mornings 9:30 am

At the Artisan’s Courtyard
Studio 1
1755 Westwood Way (off College Rd – next to Toy Quest)

Call (907) 388-8375 for more information

Shoryukan Dojo also trains in Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido, and offers Iaido training and instruction through UAF’s Community and Technical College. See our blog:


Details of our Fall 2017 class coming soon…


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Shoryukan Dojo, Alaska

Yoshinkan Aikido - SHORYUKAN DOJO, ALASKA

Happy Winter !!!

All with an interest in learning are welcome to come train in Yoshinkan Aikido – we train with the curriculum developed and promoted by Yoshinkan Hombu Dojo in Japan, as well with “buki-waza” or aiki-based weapon movements.

UAF students and military personnel welcome

Mondays evenings 6:30 pm
Thursday evenings 6:00 pm
and,
Saturday mornings 9:30 am

At the Artisan’s Courtyard
Studio 1
1755 Westwood Way (off College Rd – next to Toy Quest)

Call (907) 388-8375 for more information

Also

Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu at Shoryukan Dojo, Alaska

Spring 2017 Iaido Class



Shoryukan Dojo offers training and instruction in Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido through UAF’s Community and Technical College. 

Sign up for our Beginning Japanese Iaido and Swordsmanship class, here:

CRN 38151  Recr F150N TE1


Starting January 17 through May 6, 2017



For more information, call 907-388-8375or emailshoryukandojo@gmail.com