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Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba, often referred to by his title O Sensei or Great Teacher. Aikido focuses not on punching or kicking opponents, but rather on using their own energy to gain control of them or to throw them away from you. It is not a static art, but places great emphasis on motion and the dynamics of movement.
Morihei Ueshiba, O Sensei,
Founder of Aikido
Aikido Center of South Texas
Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Weekends by Arrangement
319 W. Tom Landry, Mission, Texas

Aikido in San Benito and Harlingen Texas
Suspended Until Further Notice



Hiroshi Kato Shihan, our teacher and direct student of O'Sensei, Morihei Usehiba, passed on 2 December 2012 with fifty-eight years of aikido experience.

Through Suginami Aikikai, founded by Kato sensei, our dojo is linked to the Aikikai Foundation and Hombu Dojo in Japan.

We are members of the Shudokan Aikido Association in Texas and the Suginami Aikikai in Tokyo, Japan.Our black belt certificates bear the signature of Moriteru Ueshiba, the grandson of the Founder of Aikido.
Joe Cavazos, Sensei, leads the international group of aikidoists from South Texas and Northern Mexico under the lineage of
Hiroshi Kato Shihan

(832) 492-5188
jycavazos@yahoo.com




Aikido Video

Hiroshi Kato (born in Tokyo,1935) is a world renowned Aikido Master (8th Dan). He visited around the world to spread his knowledge of Aikido. Sensei Kato is a former student of Morihei Ueshiba.

Morihei Ueshiba (14 December 1883  26 April  1969) was a famous martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. He is often referred to as O Sensei, or "Great Teacher."

Moriteru Ueshiba (born 2 April 1951) is a Japanese master of aikido. He is a grandson of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of aikido, and son of Kisshomaru Ueshiba. Ueshiba is the third and current Doshu (hereditary head) of the Aikikai.

Aikido girl, Tamaris Dordevic, testing, throwing the guys around.

Steven Seagal (10 April 1952) is an actor and 7th-dan black belt in Aikido. Seagal began his adult life as an Aikido instructor in Japan. He became the first foreigner to operate an Aikido dojo in Japan.

Aikido training of UNDSS (United Nations Department of Safety and Security) personnel at the regional headquarters for the UN in South America - ECLAC / CEPAL - in Santiago, Chile.


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Aikido Seminar


19--21 October 2018

Shinjiro Yokoyama, 6th Dan
From Tokyo, Japan

Samurai Martial Arts
17111 Kieth Harrow
Houston, TX  77084
281-630-0361

Seminar Flyer

For more information contact
Joe Cavazos (832) 492-5188

Kato Sensei
Shinjiro Yokoyama, 6th Dan
(A direct student of Shihan Hiroshi Kato)
From Tokyo, Japan