Announcement of Leadership Changes at Honbu Dojo

As of December 31st, 2017, Susumu Chino Sensei, Dojocho of Honbu Dojo and acting Kancho of Yoshinkan, resigned due to personal reasons.

Masahiko Noriki Sensei has been appointed Dojocho. He will continue to serve as the International Manager.

VI Siberian Yoshinkan Aikido Festival. Vitaliy Podobaev, vice-president of Shosetsukan Dojo

Ando Tsuneo Shihan seminar in Novosibirsk, Feb 2018

Sensei Andrey Podoynikov has been awarded the title Shihan!

Shihan titles will be awarded on merit, at the discretion of Honbu dojo, to individuals of good character and purity of heart. Bearers of the title are considered models for the art. They display physical and technical proficiency, and have sought to embody the core principles of budo, such as virtue and humility.

Sensei Andrey Podoynikov is the man deserved the title undoubtedly!


In memory of Gozo Shioda Kancho Sensei

Jacques Payet Sensei is 8 dan of Aikido Yoshinkan!

Great news from Tokyo: High-rank grading committee of Aikido Yoshinkai Foundation assigned 8 Dan to our friend and teacher, Hombu Dojo Shihan and Mugenjuku Dojo Chief, Jacques Payet Sensei!

On behalf of Shosetsukan Dojo instructor staff and all students we would like to congratulate Jacques Payet Sensei with this recognition of his great contribution to Aikido world!

We wish him further development and new achievements in the Art!


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Message from Jacques Payet Sensei

I would like to thank Andrey Sensei and the Novosibirsk Yoshinkan federation for inviting me again and organizing this seminar. Thank you for their great heart , their dedication to Aikido and wonderful hospitality. Thank you to all the instructors and members of other dojos who came from other region of Russia and took part. Thank you all , stay happy and in peace . Until next time .


Jacques Payet (7 dan Yoshinkan Aikido)


We would like to congratulate the students team of Shosetsukan Dojo with successful passing of their dan tests!

Shodan: Anna Ardeeva, Vladimir Serbinenko, Pavel Savin, Alexandr Troshnev, Alexandr Kalameitsev, Pavel Matvienko.
Sandan: Yuriy Lebedev.

Jacques Payet Sensei’s seminar in Novosibirsk is over

On the Sunday we accompanied Jacques Payet Sensei to his flight in the Tolmachevo international airport.

It will be fair to say, that the seminar was interesting from all point of view.

Payet Sensei always shows his understanding of Aikido, and his understanding is high ranked, no doubts.

The main point of the seminar was the balance, balance of central line, balance of life, and more – the balance between Form and Inner meaning.

You can work hard with your own Form, but if you can’t feel the Inner meaning, your Form will be pointless. (more…)