Special Anniversary Event
Matsuhiko Shingu, Chairman of the Assembly of Fukuoka Prefecture, Chairman of the Sekiryukan and 5th Dan, Kodokan Judo.
Master Manzo Shitama, 16th headmaster of Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu and Kancho (manager) of the infamous Sekiryukan with over 350 years of history. Shitama Sensei has been training in Jujutsu, Judo and Aikido for 50 years. The Fukuoka government has designated him as an "Intangible Cultural Treasure" of Fukuoka, Japan.
Master Masanori Takaki, 7th Dan, Kodokan Judo, has 60 years Judo and Jujutsu experience. He is the former president of the Fukuoka Judo Association.
Shozo Takaki, 3rd Dan Kodokan Judo, 3rd Mokuroku Jujutsu. He is the International Secretary of the Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu Kai, and he has been training for 25 years.
Shusaku Shitama, son of Manzo Shitama Sensei. He is the future headmaster of Sosuishi-ryu Jujutsu. He is also 2nd Dan, Kodokan Judo.
Master Tsuyoshi Uechi, 8th Dan, Isshin-ryu Karate-do, has been training for over 31 years. He is the former president of the Okinawan Issin-ryu Karate and Kobudo Association and the current representative of Isshin-ryu Karate-do to the Okinawa Rengokai (All Okinawan Traditional Karate and Kobudo Federation).
Master Atsushige Ogawa, 7th Dan, Aikido. He is the representative of Shin Aikido in Tokyo, and he has been training for 42 years.
Master Shuzo Ikegami, 6th Dan, Aikido. He has been training for 30 years.
Akihiko Kudo, 5th Dan, Aikido. He has been training for 22 years .
Wataru Asano, 4th Dan Aikido. He has been training for 16 years.
Masami Shioda, 4th Mokuroku, Chief Instructor and Chairman of the Shinkage-ryu U. S. Morobashikai Kenjutsu (swordsmanship). He is originally from Hayama, Japan outside of Tokyo and is now teaching in New York City. He is the representative to the United States for the current headmaster, Watanabe Sensei. He is practicing martial arts for 35 years.
Kaz Umehara, 2nd Mokuroku, Instructor and Vice Chairman Shinkage-ryu U. S. Morabashikai Kenjutsu. He is originally from Kamakura, Japan outside of Tokyo, and is now teaching in New York City with Shioda Sensei. He has been training in the martial arts for 15 years