Slovakia Seminar 2023

From April 29th to May 1st, an overseas seminar was held in Bratislava, Slovakia. Kondo Masayuki Hombucho, Kuchimura Akihiro 4-dan (Kanazawa Branch Chief) and myself participated from Japan. (The headquarters’ HP:

Due to the pandemic, it was my first overseas seminar in four years since the Malta seminar in 2019. (The overseas seminar itself was resumed in November last year in Slovakia under Hasegawa Sumie Hombucho-hosa.) It was a great pleasure to be able to reunite with many overseas students after four years in Slovakia and to have a fulfilling practice over the three days including an open seminar in which high-ranked participants from other martial arts also participated.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Stefan Kurilla 4-dan, Slovakia Branch Chief, who led the seminar to success as the organizer, and his families and students who devotedly supported us and welcomed us wholeheartedly.

Hideto Usuyama
Kyoju-dairi, Vice Headquarters Director and Setagaya Branch Chief
Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu