Clyde Takeguchi Sensei - at Shugyo DojoA Seminar with Clyde Takeguchi Sensei

Dates: Jan 21 – Jan 22

Aikido Shugyo Dojo invites you to join us for our annual winter seminar with Clyde Takeguchi Shihan. Clyde Sensei was Fran Sensei’s teacher during her stay in Washington, DC. He is a wonderful person and an inspiring Aikido teacher.  The mid-winter blahs won’t catch up to you. Clyde Sensei’s dynamic and inspirational Aikido instruction will get you smiling on the mat and off.


  • Registration: 9:30am
  • Sat: 10:00 am – 12 noon and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Sun: 10:00 am – noon
*Regular Children & Youth Class is cancelled on Saturday, January 21st. They are welcome to attend the seminar that morning and train with the adults from 10 – 11 am.


  • Full seminar – $100 ($80 for Students & Seniors)
  • Saturday only – $80 ($60 for Students & Seniors)
  • Sunday or Half Day Saturday – $40 ($30 for Students & Seniors)

More about Clyde Takeguchi Sensei …

Clyde Takeguchi Shihan is the founder and director of Capital Aikikai. Takeguchi Sensei is a shichidan — a seventh degree black belt — and a Hombu-certified shihan instructor. He began his study of aikido in 1958 in his native Hawaii. In addition to founding Capital Aikikai in 1973, Takeguchi sensei founded the aikido clubs in Madison, WI, and Charleston, SC. He has taught aikido at the police departments in Honolulu and Madison, as well as at the US Customs Academy in Washington, DC.

Capital Aikikai was founded in 1973 and has been providing a continuous program of Aikido training in the DC-Maryland-Virginia area ever since. As a not-for-profit corporation, it welcomes all people who wish to practice Aikido.

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Interview with Clyde Takeguchi Sensei