New Training Hours Recording Method

Commencing May 1, 2013, a new method of recording class attendance will be in use. Members will use an electronic key pad to enter an assigned and personalized 4 digit PIN into a computer program called The Studio Organizer. If a Member fails to enter his/her PIN properly, he/she will not receive credit for the training hours required prior to testing for the next rank. Those Members failing to meet the necessary minimum and documented training hours will not be allowed to test. This applies to all ranks.

Great care has been taken to protect the privacy of all Members. This program, and all data, are NOT web-based. The program, and ALL data, is stored on the computer in the dojo. At no time is any of the data transferred to, or through, the internet. More information about the program can be found on The Studio Organizer web site. More detail about how Members will be required to use it are on this page in the Members area about the use of this program.


Thank You,
Sensei Dye


Posted on April 10, 2013


Membership Policy Change

Please Read Carefully


To: All Shuyokan Members

Effective January 3, 2011, your membership at Shuyokan must be current and in good standing in order to participate in any of the classes at the Dojo. This includes, but is not limited to, any and all Adult, Youth, and Samurai Cop Academy classes and seminars offered through the Aikido Federation of California – Shuyokan Dojo. This policy shall be strictly enforced and no member will be allowed to train if their membership is not current and in good standing. Please make sure your membership fee(s) is (are) received by the due date. Memberships not received on time may be subject to a 10% late fee. Your cooperation is appreciated.


This policy change is due to restrictions placed on us by our insurance carrier and must be enforced.


Thank You,
Sensei Dye


Posted on December 30, 2010

Shuyokan Sayings

"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. --- Andre Gide"