Cherry Blossom 2020

April 3rd – 5th 

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.

This year, we are very excited to feature Mary Heiny Sensei, nanadan (7th degree blackbelt), who will be teaching the seminar with Saotome Shihan.

Registration fee is $160 before March 30 or $180 at the door.

Seminar Schedule

April 3rd

6:30pm Saotome Shihan / Mary Heiny Sensei

Dinner on your own

April 4th

10am Saotome Shihan / Mary Heiny Sensei

3pm Saotome Shihan / Mary Heiny Sensei

Dinner TBD

April 5th

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