Secrets of Shuriken-do

In 2013 a friend of mine Jason Wotherspoon passed away. Apart from his interest in Aikido, Jason was a huge fan of all things blades and archery. He had a extensive collection and a comprehensive website on shuriken-jutsu called "Secrets of Shuriken-do". Some time before his death he took down the site and this information was lost to us. I managed however to recover much of the site and archive it before it vanished into obscurity. As this material was Jason's and he is no longer able curate it, I am presenting only parts of it and only in pdf format with the links removed, as many no longer work.

If you have time and patience you my be able to recover some of the site including links from

In Jason's own words

"Why am I doing this?
Over the years students and visitors to the Takemusu Aiki Association website have been asking about shuriken. Our late headmaster, Morihiro Saito Sensei, taught the art to senior students at Iwama dojo in Japan, and there seemed to be a growing interest in the art worldwide. After finding surprisingly little information on the web, and lots of inaccurate and misleading information, both on the web and in a number of print publications, I decided to make available some form of resource on the web, for shuriken enthusiasts. 

These pages are a collection of information on the Shuriken art that I have gathered over the years as part of my research and training. I have gathered information from a variety of reliable sources, such as print media, practitioners of the art, and other researchers. Thanks to the many wonderful people who have emailed me with info about their own experiences with of the more unusual and eclectic traditional arts needing preservation today. Also, some of my own observations and discoveries are added here as well, so this site represents the current state of my knowledge on the subject. Enjoy! - Jason"

Happy studies!




Winter Solstice Dojo Party

How time flies!

It's that time of the year again.

Please join us at the Aiki Shuren Dojo Sydney winter solstice party for 2017, on Sunday the 25th of June from 3pm onwards. 

We will be providing our usual kebabs and gluhwein and asking that you bring a dish, snack or desert to share and any other beverages you wish. Friends, family and pets are all welcome!

The chimenea will be blazing but make sure you are warmly dressed and if the weather looks inclement confirm with us that event is still on.

Please contact us beforehand to confirm your attendance so we can cater for all.

Hope to see you soon.




Updated Website for the Aiki Shuren Dojo Sydney

Welcome to our new website!

Special thanks to Warwick Kent for many of the photos used on this site . Please respect the intellectual property rights of Warwick and refrain from reusing the images without permission and credit.

Much of the information and other images on this site are from my own personal collection. Some have been passed on to me by friends or are available online, and where known I have credited the authors. Please don't hesitate to let me know where I have failed to do this.

Please also feel free to let us know of the things you like or not, about the new site. Also any errors, typos or other problems.

In particular please let us know of any new links to Iwama Shinshin dojo or updates to existing links on the Dento Iwama Ryu Aikido page. But please make sure to include any pertinent information to ensure your bona fides as an Iwama Shinshin Aiki Shuren Kai Dojo. We can not guarantee that every request to have your link placed on our site will be fulfilled, but we will do our best.

Lastly thanks having a look around and of course if you wish share!

Mic Marelli

Aiki Shuren Dojo Sydney