New Year Message

First of all, we would like to express our deepest sympathies to everyone affected by the Ishikawa-Noto Peninsula earthquake on New Year’s Day and pray for their speedy recovery and reconstruction.

This year is the ”year of the tatsu (dragon)” in the oriental world. “Tatsu” has the meaning of “wield” and “be in order”. In addition, dragon is the only imaginary creature among the zodiac, symbolizing prosperity, dynamic movement and flight to the sky.

The Setagaya branch will celebrate its fifth anniversary this year. We would like to keep our eyes high (to the sky), practice hard day by day and at the end of the year, we can feel the leap and flight to the sky.

“Enrich your (our) life with Budo”

Your continued support in this year would be highly appreciated.

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

First sunrise of 2024