2023 Cherry Blossom Seminar With Saotome Shihan and Dan Messisco Sensei

March 31st – April 2nd

We are pleased to announce Saotome Shihan and Dan Messisco Sensei (7th dan) will teach at this years Cherry Blossom Seminar.

We ask that seminar participants be prepared show proof of vaccination at the door. The vaccination requirement has currently been dropped but we can not guarantee that will still be true in April. Class sizes will be limited to 60 participants. Masks optional.

Pre Registration fee is $180. It will increase to $200 at the door.

Order lunch online and have it delivered to the dojo by one of our own: Muoi Tieu – Vietnamese Food Truck in Takoma park! “And even though it says the site will say “pickup”, I’ll bring everything over to the dojo on Saturday.” There’s a 15% off code for folks to use: CHERRYBLOSSOM Order here — Orders must be made by midnight!

Seminar Schedule

Mar 31st

Saotome Shihan / Messisco Sensei
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Dinner on your own

Apr 1st

Saotome Shihan / Messisco Sensei
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Saotome Shihan / Messisco Sensei
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Dinner TBD

Apr 2nd

Messisco Sensei / Saotome Shihan
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

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