The Shuharikan Aikido Dojo became certified in the Shioda Yoshinkan style on January 15, 1997. All instructors hold dan (black belt) ranks certified by the SIAF, ranging from 1st dan to 6th dan, and all hold international SIAF Aikido teaching licenses.
As an official SIAF dojo, the Shuharikan is committed to making the Shioda style of aikido available to all interested persons not only as a technical martial art but also as a budo, or path, toward harmonious interactions among people and peaceful resolution of conflict. Training at the Shuharikan incorporates the budo ideals of blending kihaku (martial content) and budo no seishin(strong, peaceful warrior spirit). In the children’s classes, the Shuharikan subscribes to the principle noted by French essayist Joseph Joubert that “Children need models rather than critics.”
The Shuharikan offers a welcoming, non-competitive, safe training environment to beginners and experienced students alike.