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About Nenshinryu Budo

Nenshinryu Budo was founded by Toru Kinefuchi-sensei who was a live-in student (uchi-deshi), of Minoru Mochizuki-sensei, founder of Seifukai Aikido and Yoseikan Budo.  In 2003, Chiseikan founder, Yoshie Sugai-sensei established the Aikido Club at the International University of Japan in Minami Uonuma City and invited Kinefuchi-sensei to teach there. In 2013, Yoshie Sugai-sensei opened the Iyonomaryu Aikido Kyoto Dojo, whose name was changed to Nenshinryu Budo in the Fall of 2020.  In the Spring of 2021 she established the Nenshinryu Budo, Chiseikan Dojo in Nakagyo Ward in Kyoto City.

Nenshinryu Budo

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Minoru Mochizuki

  • Born in Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture in 1907 (Meiji 40).

  • In 1912 (Meiji 45), he began to learn judo.

  • In 1918 (Taisho 7), he entered the Dojo / Mushukan of Kuro Daicho (Rikishinryu) and began to learn kendo.

  • In 1924 (Taisho 13), he learned judo from Sanpo Toku.

  • In 1925 (Taisho 14), he practiced Jiu-Jitsu and received certification

  • Introduced to the Kodokan in 1926 (Taisho 15).

  • In 1927 (Showa 2), he became a live-in student of Kyuzo Mifune.

  • In 1928 (Showa 3), Jigoro Kano participated in the "Ko-Budo Study Group" held for the Kodokan, and practiced Tenshin Shoden Katori Shindo style swordsmanship and karate. Introduced to Nakayama Hakudo's dojo, Yushinkan, and started training in Iaido.

  • In 1929 (Showa 4), he began to receive direct guidance from Jigoro Kano.

  • In 1930 (Showa 5), he was awarded the 4th dan of the Kodokan. Introduced to Morihei Ueshiba at the direction of Jigoro Kano. Begin training in Aikido. Takaji Shimizu also started his training in Shinto Muso-ryu martial arts (for stick/staff).

  • In 1931 (Showa 6), the dojo "Yoseikan" was opened in Shizuoka City. After that, he taught at military and police stations in Shizuoka Prefecture.

  • In 1938 (Showa 13), he went to Mongolia to teach martial arts there.

  • Returned to Japan in 1946 (Showa 21).

  • In 1950 (Showa 25), the Yoshokan Dojo was reopened.

  • In 1951 (Showa 26), he went to France and taught Aikido for the first time in France. The following year, he returned to Japan.

  • In 1956 (Showa 31), he was awarded the 5th dan of Kendo and the 5th dan of Jodo.

  • In 1959 (Showa 34), at the recommendation of Kyuzo Mifune and others, he was awarded the 7th Dan of Judo by the Kodokan.

  • In 1960 (Showa 35), he was awarded the Cultural Achievement Award by the city of Paris.

  • In 1973 (Showa 48), he taught Aikido and Judo in Vietnam.

  • In 1976 (Showa 51), he became a lecturer at the All Japan Judo High School Association.

  • Moved to France in 1999 (Heisei 11).

  • He died in France in 2003 (Heisei 15).

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Toru Kinefuchi

Nenshinryu Budo Founder

Shihan (Master)

  • President of Ojiya Aikido Association

  • ​Horinouchi Children's "Samurai" Aikido Master 


Chiseikan Founders

About Yoshie Sugai Sensei


Nenshinryu Budo: 8th Degree Black Belt (Shihan-dai)

Chiseikan Dojo: Shihan

Kimono instructor license

Certified preserved flower teacher

Graduated from Tokyo School of Business

Graduated from Scolad Regina (Finishing School)

Japan Secretarial test: level 2

Eiken (English Proficiency Test) Level 1

Esalen Massage Practitioner

Thai Massage Practitioner


Other qualifications & interests: preserved flower arrangement, ikebana, tea ceremony, calligraphy, Japanese dance, cooking, interpretation, jazz dance, ballroom dance, yoga, Zumba, paragliding


About Philip Sugai Sensei


Nenshinryu Budo: 7th Degree Black Belt (Fuku Shihan)

Professor of Marketing, Doshisha University Graduate School of Business



6th Degree Black Belt

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3rd Degree Black Belt


1st Degree Black Belt


2nd Degree Black Belt


How to Join our Dojo


Please apply to watch or experience (¥2,000*) one of our classes from the buttons below.
Children's classes are only available for elementary school students.  All others 
can choose to attend one of our beginner classes.


After your visit or trial, we will send you a link to the Dojo Class Management System via LINE or e-mail if you decide to join. You will be asked to enter your information and set up a payment type (credit/debit card) through the system. At that time, you will be asked to select which day(s) of the week you will attend practices.


This system allows you to check and update the class calendar regarding your absences, special events, etc., and to communicate with your teacher regarding attendance, transfer requests, and other matters.


Join your first practice and have fun learning Nenshinryu Budo!

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