September Meeting: Lessons from the Martial Arts

  • 24 Sep 2015
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Osaka Hilton (Umeda)


  • See below for Meeting Fees

FEW Members: ¥5,000
Guests (women only): ¥7,000

Please pay at the door. Cash only.

Cancellation policy: Please cancel your reservation by the Sunday prior to the meeting. Members and guests canceling after this date will be responsible for the meeting fee.
Registration is closed

Date:        Thursday, September 24, 2015

Time:        6:00pm Registration Opens (Drinks & Catching up)  7:00pm Dinner, 8:00pm Presentation

Place:        10th Floor Hilton Osaka

Cost:          ¥5,000 - Members

                  ¥7,000 - Non-Members (Women Only)

RSVP:       By September 17, 2015

 (note the menu selections after the speaker bio below)


In this interactive presentation, Yoshie Sugai will introduce a new way of solving difficult challenges. From her research in developing the Biz (Way of Business) programs, she will introduce an aspect of Japanese martial arts philosophy and explain how it can be used for problem solving in business, leadership or personal challenges. The evening will include an optional practice to experience the lesson in our bodies as well as our minds. Yoshie will also lead us through a short discussion on how to apply what we have learned to our individual challenges. Enjoy this special opportunity to gain new perspectives in problem-solving and move forward with confidence!


Yoshie is Shihan-dai (7th Degree Black Belt) in Iyonoma Ryu Aikido and the head instructor of the Iyonoma Ryu Aikido Kyoto Dojo. For the last 14 years she has been researching how to effectively integrate the techniques and principles of Japanese culture and Japanese martial arts into an effective leadership training solution. The Bizprograms, provided through her company, SugaiLabo, are the result of these ongoing efforts. Yoshie has studied tea ceremony, ikebana, Japanese dance, and kendo, all of which inform her work. She is also a licensed massage therapist in Japan and the United States.

Having traveled the world (visiting over 27 countries) and lived in Australia for two years and the US for one, Yoshie has a cross-cultural awareness that gives extra depth to her coaching and training programs. In addition to teaching Aikido and practicing other sports regularly while managing SugaiLabo, she puts top priority on being the mother of two growing boys.



Grilled vegetables salad, mesclun green, chestnut chips, mushroom foam, sherry vinaigrette

Sole and scallop “Viennoise” style, green asparagus, mussel sabayon


Grilled vegetables salad, mesclun green, chestnut chips, mushroom foam, sherry vinaigrette

Roast beef tenderloin, potato gratin and horseradish jus

<Vegetarian & Vegan Meal >

Grilled vegetables salad, mesclun green, chestnut chips, mushroom foam, sherry vinaigrette

Maitake mushroom, Mizuna and dry tomato spaghetti “Aglio olio peperoncino”



Cinnamon crema catalana, orange sauce

Vegan Dessert

Citrus fruits salad with orange lime sherbet

All menus served with coffee or tea

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software