Donald Moriyama Sensei @ Aikido Of Greater Milwaukee

Donald Moriyama Sensei

photo: Jim Moy

Donald Moriyama Sensei 7th dan of the Pearl City Aikido Club in Hawaii will be teaching a special class at Aikido of Greater Milwaukee. Moriyama Sensei began his study of Aikido in the early 1950’s and had the honor of taking ukemi for O’Sensei.

Saturday October 25th

  • 10:00 am to Noon
  • 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Everyone is welcome!
Suggested donation is $20.
N58 W14686 Shawn Circle,
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Here is a video clip of Moriyama Sensei and Chris Li Sensei being interviewed about fiftieth anniversary celebration of OSensei’s visit to Hawaii. In it Moriyama Sensei discusses taking ukemi for OSensei and the Doshu.

For more information please contact

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Trevor’s Working Bikes is turning 15

Working Bikes

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, club member Trevor Clarke’s non-profit Working Bikes will celebrate its 15th anniversary at Lagunitas Brewery’s newly opened Tap Room 1843 S. Washtenaw. Enjoy food, drinks, music, and more.
5:30-8:30pm. Music by the People’s DJ Collective.

Click here for tickets.

Working Bikes accepts donations of bikes, bike parts, crutches, sewing machines, and wheelchairs. They then refurbish them and distribute them to people in need all over the world. To donate bicycles, come to our warehouse/shop facility at 2434 South Western Ave any time during normal business hours, 12-7pm Wednesday and Thursday, 12-5 pm Friday and Saturday. At all other times, if the lights are on but the door is locked, please ring the buzzer. To arrange to have your donated bicycles collected, call us during business hours at 773–847–5440, or in the mornings at 312–371–4286.

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Takehara Sensei at Ravenswood Shorin-ryu Karate Dojo

Monday, October 6  7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Jo Takehara with Aikido Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba

Jo Takehara taking ukemi for Aikido Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba at the Illinois Aikido Club

As part of a special karate class Takehara Sensei will talk about the mental aspects of budo, the fundamentals of Aikido and Ki energy. Also expected to be in attendance is Mr. Shojiro Sugiyama, former head of the Japan Karate Association of Chicago.

The class will be held at the Ravenswood Shorin-ryu
Karate Dojo at the Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church four blocks from the Chicago Aikido Club at 4511 N. Hermitage. (Ring the Gym bell at the door)

Doors open at 7pm.
Please show up prior to 7:30pm.
Visitors should bring their own bottles of water as RFUMC is not equipped with a functioning drinking fountain.


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Linda Holiday; Madison, Wales, Chicago

Linda Holliday and Motomichi Anno

Linda Holiday Sensei from Aikido of Santa Cruz is passing through the area the first week of October. She is promoting her new book Journey to the Heart of Aikido: The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei. “Journey to the Heart of Aikido” is a vivid account of her adventure as a young woman studying Aikido in the mystical region of Kumano, Japan, in the 1970s, and a poignant telling of Anno sensei’s life and his first-hand experience of training with Aikido’s founder.

Holiday Sensei will be teaching Aikido and reading from her book at these dojo:

Oct. 3-5 Aikido of Madison: A Weekend Seminar
Fri. 6-8 pm; Sat. 10-noon & 2-4 pm; Sun.10-noon
2219 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI (608) 231-3935

Oct. 6-7 Aikido of Wales: 2 Evening Seminars
Mon. & Tues. 6:30-8:30 pm, $30/class
349 Oak Crest Drive, Wales, WI 53183 (262) 527-2454

Oct. 8 Chicago Aikikai: 1 Evening Seminar
Wed. 6:15-8:15 pm $20 training fee
1444 W Chicago Ave, 2nd Floor; Chicago, IL 60642 (224) 800-4826

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Ikeda Sensei @ Abiding Spirit Aikikai

Ikeda Sensei

October 10-12 at Abiding Spirit Center
1540 Carlemont Drive, Crystal Lake, Il 60014

  • Friday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Saturday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm & 3:00 pm – 5:00 p
  • Sunday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Registration Fees:
All days $125
Or $50 per class

Saturday at 6:30 there will be Happi Hour at the Port Edward Restaurant along the banks of the beautiful Fox River.

This is closest to the Chicago Aikido Club of the two Ikdea Sensei seminars this fall. It is a great opportunity to get out of the dojo to train with other people and make new friends. We will be organizing group travel to the seminar. See the Facebook page or listen to the announcements after training at the dojo.

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Ikeda Sensei in Milwaukee

Ikeda Sensei

The Milwaukee Aikido Club is hosting Ikeda Sensei September 12-14th.
Classes are at;

$125 for entire weekend
Fri – $45; Sat (2 sessions) – $90, Sun – $45

eMail for additional information.

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Everything Great Is Simple

Tamon Mark Uttech Sensei Benefit

Mark Uttech Sensei

photo: Jim Moy

September 20th, Aikido of Madison

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
2219 Atwood Ave. Madison, WI 53704

Friends, we will be having a special practice with Mark Uttech Sensei on
Saturday, September 20th. As some of you may know, Mark is dealing with a
rare form of blood cancer. We are having this class in part to raise funds
for his medical expenses and to raise his spirits. All donations will be put
to good use. This class will be open to all ranks and styles of Aikido.
If you can’t make the practice but wish to donate, please mail donations to:
Eric Schattschneider
731 Water Tower Dr.
Marshall, WI 53559
Phone: (608) 234-1512
*Please make checks payable to Eric Schattschneider and add a memo, “Mark Sensei.”
We hope you can all join for this very special practice!
As Mark Sensei says… “In gassho.”

Please feel free to share the flyer for the event.

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Summer Open Mat


August 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th there will be open mat time from 8pm to 10pm.
Time to work on things you have been wanting to work on. Some will be using the time for test prep, others on ukemi and conditioning. You can even sit zazen if that is what you wish.

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Tasaka Sensei in Wales

Mitsuo Tasaka Sensei

photo: Jim Moy

Aikido of Wales is proud to welcome Mitsuo Tasaka Sensei from the Aikido Kumano Juku Dojo in Shingu, Japan. Tasaka Sensei, a long-time student of Michio Hikitsuchi Sensei (Aikido 10th dan) is known for his attention to detail and personal approach to the study of Aikido. Please join us in welcoming Tasaka Sensei as he brings a piece of Kumano Juku Dojo to the Midwest.

  • Friday, August 15, 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday, August 16, 10:00am-12:00pm; 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • Sunday, August 17, 10am-12:00pm

Kettle Moraine High School, 349 North Oak Crest Drive, Wales, Wisconsin 53183
Contact: Mike Weber, 262-527-2454 or via email at

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