We are happy to host Koji Yoshida Shihan for this once a year event. On his final visit to the U.S. in 2000 Shoji Nishio Sensei appointed Yoshida Sensei as his official representative. Yoshida Sensei continues to build on Nishio Sensei’s progressive and innovative work. His seminars are always interesting, exciting and very rewarding. Please join us!

This seminar will teach the integration of empty hand, ken and jo as well as Toho Iaido, Nishio Sensei’s seminal development in the expression of aikido using the katana. Toho Iaido continues to evolve and expand under the skill and wisdom of Yoshida Sensei.

Everyone is welcome to participate in iaido training as well. No prior experience is required. You can train either with a boken or an iaito (non-sharp sword). Please do not use shiken (sharp blade).

Saturday April 21, 2018

Iaido:  9am – 12noon
Aikido:  1:30pm – 4pm

Sunday April 22, 2018

Aikido:  9am – 12noon
Iaido:  1:30pm – 4pm

Hosted at:

Venice Japanese Community Center
12448 Braddock Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90066


IMPORTANT: Please pre-register right here before April 10. Early registration discounts end March 21.

Class Selection

1 Day Aikido or Iaido  $75 ($95 after March 21)
1 Day Aikido and Iaido  $115 ($135 after March 21)
2 Days Aikido or Iaido  $130 ($150 after March 21)
2 Days Aikido and Iaido  $190 ($215 after March 21)

Lunch and snacks are included. Please let us know below if you have any dietary restrictions (vegetarian, gluten free, etc.)

Complete the registration form below. Then you’ll be taken to our secure payment page. A full refund will be provided for cancellations prior to April 10. If you have questions about the seminar, please contact us.


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“O Sensei’s aikido is a wonderful way to live and a wonderful form of expression. Human beings shouldn’t fight. Instead, they should have affection, help and complement each other. In doing so, a human world is created.”  

Shoji Nishio Sensei