Shuharikan Dojo   St. Paul, MN

Shioda Yoshinkan   Aikido

守破離館道場  養神館合気道



Personal Protection Party

Your invitation to a Personal Protection Party: Featuring the Kubaton on Fri., Oct. 14 from 6:30 to 8:00pm
 The class includes:
  • Learning to use the Kubaton in an interactive, hands-on training session
  • Learn simple and effective self-defense applications using the tool
  • Take home a training handbook and Kubaton of your choice
  • Have fun and meet other like-minded individuals!
Invitation: You, your students, or friends of all ages, are cordially invited and warmly welcomed to the Shuharikan event!
Teaching format: The class will be taught by internationally certified Black Belts and Defensive Tactics Specialists
Post-Training: Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.



A Course in Breathing, Balance, Crafting Mastery, and Buki Training

Description: Drawing on the principles of the art of Aikido, this 10-session course offers training and experience in:

  • Optimal breathing and balance in movement
  • Crafting mastery through the exploration of its concepts, techniques and methods of embodiment
  • Buki training, including safe solo and partner exercises with the jo (wooden short staff) and bokken (wooden sword)

Dates: The course will be held on the following Thursday evenings from 6:30 until 8:00: October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17; and December 8, 15, 22.

Location: Classes will be held at the Shuharikan Aikido Dojo, 265 W. 7th Street, St. Paul, MN. The dojo is at the corner of W. 7th and Walnut, 2 blocks west of the Xcel Center. Enter on Walnut and go to the 3rd floor.

Cost: $60 (no charge to Shuharikan members in good standing).

Impact and Experience Level: Although we draw on the art of Aikido, this is a “no impact” course; there will be no falls, throws or pins. No prior martial arts or athletic experience is necessary.
Registration: Contact and follow the directions to state your intention to attend the course. We will accept only the first 15 registrants.


Adapted from Samurai sword arts, Aikido is the study of taking an opponent’s balance. Using their strength and energy against them until the attackers are neutralized and conflict resolved.

Join Us

All ages and skill levels are welcome!  Classes are taught multiple days per week.  The first class is FREE!

About Us

The Shuharikan Aikido Dojo is a certified member of the Shioda International Aikido Federation (SIAF). The SIAF is administered by Yasuhisa Shioda Soke, its president and chief instructor, and is based in Tokyo, Japan.