Keep One Point



A Place for Deeper Training... Traditional Martial Arts, Cultural Classes and Mind Body Fitness


"Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something." -Morihei Ueshiba






Japanese Defense




Shugyo Cultural Center is the home-base of Onshinkan Dojo, a member of Sosei Aikido Kyokai. We are fortunate to train with instructors closely associated to the origins of Aikido. Our Chief Instructor, Elisabeth Menning started her training as Uchideshi (traditional live-in student) to Fumio Toyoda Shihan. Fumio Toyoda Shihan's training included Uchideshi with the late Aikido Doshu, Kisshomaru Ueshiba, son of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido. Our kyu and dan grades are recognized by Hombu Dojo in Japan. We are a NO CONTRACT Dojo.

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9117 Indiana Place, Merrillville, IN 46410