Home » Events » Japan Trip

Japan Trip, May 2014

In May 2014, Salt Lake Aikikai visited Japan for training at Hombu and other activities, including training at Aikikai Hombu Dojo (Aikikai World Headquarters) in Tokyo; training and dan testing at Sakura Dojo in Sakura, Chiba; training at Asahi Newspaper Aikido Club in Tokyo; and attendance at the 52nd annual Aiki Embutaikai at the Budokan in Tokyo.

Photo Gallery
To view a gallery of photos, click on any the images below.

Training at Hombu
By Gerry Carpenter

This training had a level of intensity well beyond anything I had ever previously experienced. While there were participants at every level from kyu rank to high-ranking dans in the class, everyone seemed to put everything they had into it. It pushed me physically and mentally far beyond anything I had ever done before... Read more

Dan Test Observer's Comments
By Sano Sensei

Observations on the sho-dan and ni-dan tests that took place in May 2014. This is for Salt Lake Aikikai members-only; you will be required to login before you can view the information... Click to continue