Established 1981

1053 San Pablo Avenue
Albany, CA 94706


e-mail inquires are welcome, but phone calls tend to receive the fastest response

visits by appointment only

Serving the San Francisco East Bay Area, including the communities of Albany, Berkeley, El Cerrito, Kensington, Oakland, and Richmond

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Nicklaus Suino

The Sennin Foundation holds a respected position among those who value the unique cultural arts of Japan. Few institutions anywhere in the world do as much to disseminate the techniques and values of such diverse arts as shodo (Japanese brush calligraphy), Japanese yoga, and dento bujutsu ("traditional Japanese martial arts"). Davey Sensei's lifetime commitment to these arts has given him a remarkable understanding of their deeper aspects, and his students are very fortunate to be able to study with him on a daily basis.

Nicklaus Suino Sensei is the Director of the Japanese Martial Arts Center in Michigan. He has practiced martial arts since 1968, studied in Japan for several years, authored a number of martial arts books, and he holds a eighth-degree black belt in Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu swordsmanship, a sixth-degree in Kodokan judo, and a fifth-degree in Sato Ryu Nihon jujutsu.