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 shinken (sharp blade).

Lunch and snacks are included. You can indicate below your dietary preference.

Online Registration is Closed

Please sign up at the door.

Saturday August 31, 2019

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

Sunday September 1, 2019

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

Hosted at:

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

Class Selection

1 Day Aikido or Iaido  – $100
1 Day Aikido and Iaido  – $160
2 Days Aikido or Iaido  – $175
2 Days Aikido and Iaido  – $225

A full refund will be provided for cancellations prior to August 15. If you have questions about the seminar, please contact us.

“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