September 2nd Hawaii Aikido Federation summer seminar

The members of the Hawaii Aikido Federation would like to thank all those who helped to make this past seminar a success. Students from across the state were in attendance today.

A extra special thank you to the sensei's who took time out of there busy schedules to share their knowledge with us.

(Front row) Sogi sensei [Hawaii betsuin Aikido club]
(Second row l-r) Shimokawa sensei [Lihue Aikikai] Moriyama sensei [Pearl city Aikido club] Scoville sensei [Nuuanu Aikido club

Igarashi Sensei and Meiji University Aikido Club Visit

On March 3rd 2017 The Nuuanu Aikido Club hosted Igarashi Sensei of Aikido Igarashi Dojo and his students of the Meiji Aikido Club.

It was a wonderful experience for Aikido practitioners here to get a chance to receive instruction from Igarashi Sensei and to practice with his students. The night consisted of two hours of training, the first hour with our own Chief Instructor Scoville Sensei and the second by Igarashi Sensei. In attendance were students from Nuuanu Aikido Club, Hawaii Betsuin Aikido Club, University of Hawaii Aikido Club, Kailua Aikido Club, Aikido of Honolulu, and Aikido Ohana. 

The members of the Nuuanu Aikido Club would like to extend their gratitude to Igarashi Sensei and the Meji University Aikido Club for making this long journey to deepen the friendship between the dojos and share their appreciation of the art form internationally. 

For more info on Igarashi Sensei and his students, please visit their web page at: Aikido Igarashi Dojo or look for them on Facebook: Aikido Igarashi Dojo


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
                                                                                                        Hawaii Aikido Federation

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