Cherry Blossom 2022

April 1st – 3rd 

We are very happy to resume our annually Cherry Blossom seminar, scheduled this year for April 1-3, 2022.

The Cherry Blossom Seminar coincides with the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC. This special seminar historically is a special event and is a beautiful time of year in DC where our gardens are in peak bloom. The Wisteria, the prominent symbol of Saotome Shihan’s family crest, is typically in bloom as well. This seminar carries special meaning, and many members of Aikido Schools of Ueshiba come together with visitors from around the world to train and receive instruction.

We are very excited to pick back up with Mary Heiny Sensei, nanadan (7th degree blackbelt) as our scheduled guest. Mary Heiny Sensei was to be our guest in 2020 before the pandemic.

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Seminar Schedule (subject to change)

April 1st

6:30pm Saotome Shihan / Mary Heiny Sensei

Dinner on your own

April 2nd

10am Mary Heiny Sensei / Saotome Shihan

3pm Mary Heiny Sensei / Saotome Shihan

Dinner TBD

April 3rd

10am Mary Heiny Sensei / Saotome Shihan

Registration Details

Dojo housing is available for $15 per night.
Dojo housing is available with dojo members upon request.

Weapons may be used.


Send cancellations and waiting list requests to:

Aikido Shobukan Dojo
421 Butternut St. N.W.
Washington DC, 20012