Our significant future should provide great opportunities for children’s education. We are responsible for guiding youngsters towards lives that are positive, creative, caring, loving, non-violent and open to sharing peace and happiness. Success with this goal should originate at home and start before or during preschool and kindergarten. Parents’ participation in this home education is the key factor for the rest of their children’s school life and social activities.

Parents have an important role to educate their children on growing up with loving, caring, altruistic feelings towards people, animals, nature, and our environment. Other family members, such as grandparents are in an excellent position to share love, happiness and peace with their children.

In my Japanese background, a great way to show love is through kata tataki, a fun tapping practice with music. I call it “music hands”. When children tap on their parents’ neck, shoulder, and back with loving and tender care, a family’s union strengthens. Not only do children relieve tension in their parents, they also learn about respect, while sharing love and appreciation with their family. This body language and this kind of skinship is a very essential, natural, spontaneous and a native communication method before we learn spoken language.

To spread our message of peace and promote children’s positive upbringings,  I would like to raise funds and set up local tournaments where children from around the world can compete for the best music hands with their parents and award a champion annually. The best performer has a chance to win a free trip to Japan with their parent for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games closing ceremony. Music Hands is a real way to propagate a sense of family values as well as peaceful communities and societies. We want to promote “music hands” to children all over the world.

For these ongoing tournaments, children and their parents can submit a video showcasing their “music hands and monkey business” talents with any music of their choice. For the yearly championship tournament, we’ll select a few outstanding parents and children, and invite them for a real time tournament once a year. For more information,  see the Events page.

Our other big goal is for our past tournament champions to demonstrate “music hands” in the closing ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. We need your support to  make it successful. If you’d like to support our cause, join in the fun with the tournaments or spread the word. Help us share this positive message of peace and family unity!


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Have you always been interested in learning about pressure points and meridian lines or do you want to brush up on your Shiatsu-Anma? Join us for this uniqe opportunity to learn from a Grandmaster and second generation Shiatsu-Anma therapist, shiatsu pioneer in the U.S. and in the field for more than 50 years!

Kaneko Shiatsu Anma therapy is an effective combination of kneading and pressure therapy using meridian lines and acupuncture points. Shiatsu, which means  finger pressure, came from Japan over 100 years ago. Anma, which is “pressure soothing” and in practice includes kneading, came from China a few thousand years ago. Meridian lines are energy channels that circulate qi and blood throughout the body. Pressure points, or tsubo, in Japanese are line tuning points that assess energy flow, and will tell you whether energy is flowing or blocked, as well as in excess or deficiency. When there is a blockage of energy flow it can lead to health imbalances. In releasing blockages you regulate the body’s metabolism and homeostasis which benefit the tissue and cells. The benefit of Kaneko Shiatsu Anma is that it treats the person as a whole, integrating body, mind and spirit. It provides therapy for chronic, degenerative, and constitutional conditions, as well as stress management, anti-aging and immune boosting purposes. Treatments also are provided at the local areas for pain conditions. 

We are offering a 7 class series that will be held on the every other Saturday starting on July 23, 2022. Kaneko Shiatsu Anma is beneficial for professionals and laymen alike. This series of classes will cover Dr. Kaneko’s DoAnn Long Form, a way to balance the whole body in a one hour treatment session. Each class will cover different parts of the body in order. There will be a review from the previous classes as each area is covered and at the end participants will understand the entire form.  

Grandmaster Dr. DoAnn Kaneko and Alan Saruwatari, a former graduate Dr. Kaneko’s Shiatsu Massage School of California will be teaching these classes. Dr. Kaneko has taught thousands of students since the founding of his former school and healed a variety of ailments with this powerful therapy.

Join us and learn from his expertise these unique healing methods to benefit you clients, family, friends and yourself. Kaneko Shiatsu Anma  has proven to be a powerful therapy that can compliment and enhance many other healing modalities.

Hybrid Class: In-person and through Zoom.
Students will receive a Zoom link 1 week before class when we confirm everyone’s attendance.
DATE: July 23, Aug 6, Aug 20, Sept 3, Sept 17, Oct 1, Oct 15– Oct 9, (every other Saturday).
TIME: 9am-5pm, (Lunch 12-1pm), Pacific Standard Time
PLACE: Kaizen Dojo Martial Arts & Self Defense, 1824 W 182nd St, Torrance, CA 90504
EARLY BIRD: Until July 11, $435 ($15 off)
COST: Package $450, Individual classes $80
REGISTRATION: Go here to register.