Celebrating Shihan Nobuo Takase & Aikido Shinryukan 50th Anniversary

Next year Shihan Nobuo Takase and Aikido Shinryukan will be celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Shihan Takase would like to extend an invitation to all our Aikikai friends to join us in celebrating this wonderful occasion with a 3 day international Gasshuku on 6th, 7th 8th March 2020.

We are very privileged to announce our honorary guest for this event will be Aikido Hombu Dojo, Dojo Cho Mitsuteru Ueshiba. The great grandson of the founder of Aikido, O’Sensei Morihei Ueshiba.

In addition, we have confirmed the following international guest instructors;

Shihan Sho Ozaki 8 Dan
Chairman All Japan Aikido Federation

Shihan Ikuhiro Kubota 8 Dan
Director of Nara Aikikai Japan

Shihan Toshiharu Sawada 7 Dan
Director of Omeikai Kimori Dojo, Nagoya, Japan

Shihan Seizo Takimoto 7 Dan
Director of Owari Aikikai, Nagoya, Japan

Shihan Hiroshi Suma 7 Dan
Director of Osaka Aikijuku, Japan

Shihan Tony Smibert 7 Dan
Director of Australian Aiki-kai

Shihan Philip Lee 7 Dan
Director of Shinju-Kai, Singapore

Sensei Lisa Tomoleoni 6 Dan
Director of Aikido Shimbokukai, Illinois, USA

Over the 3 days, there will be 19 hours of lessons to choose from with each class aimed to suit all participants.

There will also be a formal dinner with our host Shihan Nobuo Takase and honorary guest Dojo Cho Mitsuteru Ueshiba they will be accompanied by the international guest instructors.


Friday 6th, Saturday 7th, Sunday 8th of March 2020


Barfoot & Thompson Stadium
203 Kohimarama Road, Selwyn College Grounds Auckland 1071



Day/Date No. of lessons
Friday 6th March 2020 7
Saturday 7th March 2020 7
Sunday 8th March 2020 5 + 1hr Demonstrations


On Sunday 8 March one hour is set aside for demonstrations from Dojo Cho and their members, invited guests and international guest instructors.

Single 1 Day Fee from 1 Sept ‘19
$100 Early Bird Student (13-17yrs) $140 p/day
$140 Early Bird Adult Ungraded to 4 Kyu $180 p/day
$180 Early Bird Adult 3 Kyu above $220 p/day

Full 3 Day Gasshuku Fee from 1 Sept ‘19 from 1 Dec ‘19
$250 Early Bird Expires 31 Aug ‘19
$250 Overseas Attendees Expires 31 Aug ‘19 $300 $350


50th ANNIVERSARY FORMAL DINNER – Saturday 7th March 2020
Together we will celebrate this wonderful achievement with a formal dinner at the Orakei Bay, hosted by Shihan N. Takase and with our honorary guest Aikido Hombu Dojo, Dojo Cho Mitsuteru Ueshiba.

Reservations for the formal dinner can be made online with your attendance registration.

$110 early Bird Expires 30 Nov ‘19
$125 from 1st December ‘19

*NB Dinner reservations close off 1st February 2020

– Date & Location
Orakei Bay 231 Orakei Road, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand www.orakeibay.co.nz

– Formal Evening Attire
Gentlemen, please a suit jacket & tie or a collared shirt and tie. Ladies, you need no encouragement to look great for a formal occasion.
*NB Please no shorts, jeans, t-shirts/polo shirts or keikogi.


For those ‘out of towners’ and international visitors we have arranged special room rates with the Crown Plaza Hotel. The special offer is limited to a specific number of rooms.

People booking accommodation through the Crown Plaza Hotel will receive free transport each day to and from the hotel to the Dojo, including to the Saturday evening dinner venue.

Participants staying at other inner city hotels are also eligible to use this transport provided, which will be leaving each day from the Crown Plaza Hotel.

To book your accommodation at the Crown Plaza Hotel please use this link.

Please remember the Auckland concert and event season is February and March and accommodation will be limited…so book early.

Online registrations are now open.
Payments can be made using: Visa, MasterCard, Paypal

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