New years message from Chef Instructor Scoville

Hawaii aikido federation 10 day Challenge

Happy birthday Scoville Sensei

This past Saturday June 11 was Scoville sensei's birthday Please join us in wish our beloved Chief instructor a very happy birthday. Tanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu

Kunio Yoshimoto Sensei


        On Monday June 6th and Wednesday June 8th, the Nu’uanu Aikido Club will host Kunio Yoshimoto Sensei 7th Dan.  Yoshimoto Sensei  is from Hakone, Shiga, Japan.  He studied under Shoji Nishio Sensei for 40 years.

        Yoshimoto Shihan is traveling with a few students and has been invited to Honolulu to share his Aikido experience with us. There will be no mat fees. We would like to have as many students as possible to share in this training.

        This is an excellent opportunity for all of our Aikido students and instructors in Hawaii. We ask everyone to please share this opportunity.

                                                                                                        Hope to see everyone there,

                                                                                                        Nu’uanu Aikido Club
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Tohei Koichi

May 19th 2011 five years ago today Koichi Tohei passed away. Tohei Sensei had a very profound influence on Aikido in Hawaii, teaching us to look beyond techniques and into ourselves. Here at the Nuuanu Aikido Club his influence is still felt today within our warm up exercises which where handed down to us from Tohei Sensei himself. In his teaching he said not to criticize others but learn from them, better ourselves and in turn help to further Aikido. Tohei Sensei contributions to our club and Aikido are beyond measure.

"Do not criticize any other martial arts or speak ill of others, as it will surely come back to you. The mountain does not laugh at the river because it is lowly, nor does the river speak ill of the mountain because it can not move" Koichi Tohei

Kunio Yoshimoto Sensei

Join us on June 6th and June 8th, 7.30- 8.30pm, at the Nuuanu Aikido Club.  We'll be hosting Kunio Yoshimoto Sensei, a long time student of Shoji Nishio Sensei, after he completes his seminar at Aiki Kai of Kona. Nuuanu Aikido Club is located at 1441 Pali Hwy. Inside the Nuuanu YMCA there will be no matt fees.

Mr. Robert Kubo

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Robert Kubo. He founded both the Kailua Aikido Club and Aikido Hawaii International also a former Nuuanu Aikido Club, in 2015 Kubo Sensei was the third non-Japanese in Hawaii to be awarded his 8th dan from the Akikikai. The passing of Kubo Sensei is a great loss to not only aikido in Hawaii but all of Aikido. The members of the Nuuanu Aikido Club would like to express their deepest condolnces to his Family, Friends, and Students 

kokoro kara okuyami mōshi agemasu

The members of the Nuuanu Aikido Club

*Note Mr. Christopher Li has made this correction.

Mr. Robert Kubo and Mr Donald Moriyama where the first two 8th degree black belts in hawaii not born in Japan as Mr Takaji Ishida was born in Niigata Japan.