Shugyō (austere training) is an advanced training course with a limited instructional component. Students are introduced to meditation practice to clear the mind of everything other than aikido. The class consists of continuous jiyu-waza (freestyle) against single or multiple attackers. Students must be able to safely take ukemi (falls). Open only by instructor’s invitation. The pace is challenging and intense. No fee required for regular students.
The Shuharikan Dojo hosts guest instructors’ clinics on occasion. Seminars are mixed-level classes and are available to all students. Typically these seminars focus on certain instructional themes and are designed to give students of all levels a rewarding aikido experience. Clinics are offered periodically in a weekend seminar format.