Tulane Aikido Club

(Photo from kyu test Dec 8, 2011)

To join the club, just show up five minutes before class at the Uptown Gym of the Reily Center.

  • - learn self-defense
  • - get a great workout (strength, cardio, flexibility)
  • - develop harmony in movement
  • - learn how to throw and immobilize potential attackers
  • - practice tanto (knife), katana (Japanese sword), and jo (short staff) techniques

WHERE: The Reily Center (Uptown Gym)

WHEN:  Tuesday & Thursday 8:00-9:45pm

(Sunday 3-5pm experienced students only)

INSTRUCTION:  The club is directly linked to the Shodokan Aikido Honbu (Headquarters Dojo in Osaka, Japan), where the club's instructor has trained and tested under Shihan Tetsuro Nariyama.   

As a special 2012 event, April 13-15, Nariyama-shihan visited Tulane and gave seminars at Reily Center.  He was accompanied and assisted by Honbu instructors Sakai-sensei and Sugano-sensei.  In this event we had high-ranking visitors from several parts of the US, and it was a truly unique experience for our students.

WHO CAN JOIN:  Tulane students and other members of the Tulane community

Club President:  Elizabeth Sawyer      esawyer@tulane.edu

Links and Videos:

World Headquarters of Tomiki Shodokan Aikido
- Some youtube videos of Tomiki Shodokan Aikido:
Nariyama Shihan instruction
Nariyama Shihan demonstration
Way of the Warrior - Aikido & Kendo
Samurai Spirit (Part I)
Samurai Spirit (Part II of the series)
Goshin No Kata - all 50
Aikido Tomiki Kenji sensei
Shodokan Aïkido Satoru TSUCHIYA Sensei 2008