Shokenkai is a dojo in Hong Kong dedicated to the Aikido style and training methods as taught by TK Chiba Shihan and E Horii Shihan. We emphasize weapon practice and martial elements of Aikido. We are affiliated with the Aikikai Foundation or Hombu Dojo, the headquarter of Aikido as founded by O’Sensei Morihei Ueshiba.
Our dojo name, Shoken are Japanese kanji characters meaning “Correct View”. In Buddhism, Shoken is an important terminology referring to one of eight essential paths to reach enlightenment.
In our dojo, it is our wish that we practise and understand aikido with a “Correct View” with the aim of gaining a glimpse of true Budo. We are not-for-profit and is registered as a Society with the HK Police Department.
Horii Shihan is the technical director and patron of our dojo. Horii Shihan was trained as an Uchi-deshi (live-in student) directly under Second Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba at Hombu Dojo, Japan.
His main dojo is in Sanda (near Osaka & Kobe). Horii Shihan is a Director at the All Japan Aikido Federation.
Aikido is founded by Master Morihei Ueshiba (O’Sensei) in 1925 with roots in ancient Japanese Samurai fighting techniques, in particular jujitsu. Modern aikido is a martial art beyond self-defence. It is a discipline for training and elevating our martial spirit.
Aikido practice is non-competitive, with partners working in a cooperative manner to encourage mutual physical, mental and spiritual growth. Each person works at his or her own level of ability.