Mission Statement

It is the mission of this organization to recognize and support positive martial artists throughout the world.

Martial arts should be a part of the backbone of the educational system and should be given respect and support from the community.

Martial artists historically protected those who were unable to protect themselves. This organization is determined to keep those ideals alive and to perpetuate the philosophy of helping the weak overcome their weaknesses and develop into strong healthy citizens.

To create a unity of qualified martial artists and instructors of the martial arts upon evidence being shown of their strong mind, spirit and body through a serious study of martial arts.

To issue rank and register qualified Black Belt members and Martial Arts Schools so they may progress and receive the respect and recognition they deserve for their dedication and service to the Code of Bushido and the Martial Art Way.

To create an organization of support for the teaching and understanding of the martial arts, I do hereby establish the International Shuyokan Aikido Federation U.S.A. on this 27th day of February in the year 1996.


Shuyokan Sayings

"Success isn't measured by the position you reach in life; it's measured by the obstacles you overcome. --- Booker T. Washington"