Monday, October 6 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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.
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
www.aikidoofmadison.com (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
firstname.lastname@example.org (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
www.chicagoaikikai.org (224) 800-4826
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
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.
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 email@example.com for additional information.
Tamon Mark Uttech Sensei Benefit
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:
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can please make the journey to Madison to celebrate Aikido of Madison‘s 30th year. In 1984 John Stone and Robin Cooper founded Aikido of Madison in a former motorcycle repair shop they rented in the back of a pet store. At only 600 square feet of mat space, the dojo was unheated expect during training. Over the years Aikido of Madison has become an important hub for Aikido in the Midwest. They have hosted many important instructors in Aikido and other related arts.
Robin Cooper and John Stone, founders of Aikido of Madison
Besides the high caliber of teacher and students alike, Aikido of Madison is known for is their incredible potlucks.
Classes are from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm.
The potluck is at the nearby Goodman Center at 149 Waubesa Street (5 minute walk from the dojo). Dinner starts at 6:30. Free open bar (beer, wine and soda).
Aikido of Madison
2219 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI, 53704
August 8, 9 & 10
Featured in the festival will be ongoing stage performances with the entertaining taiko drumming by Hoetsu Taiko Group and the Midwest Buddhist Temple Taiko group, the Midwest Buddhist Temple Minyo Troupe, Fujima Ryu of Chicago, a Japanese Classical dance troupe, martial arts demonstrations, and the Na Kupuna Ukulele group.
Self defense tactics will be demonstrated by Aikido and Judo schools, while Kendo (Japanese fencing) will entertain the crowd.
Inside the temple, the exhibit hall will be filled with demonstrations and exhibits of bonsai, ikebana (flower arranging), calligraphy, brush painting, Samurai swords, and Japanese arts and crafts. Many of the products will be offered for sale.
MIDWEST BUDDHIST TEMPLE
435 West Menomonee Street
Chicago, IL 60614 • 312-943-7801
Download flyer with two discounted admissions here.
For more information visit the Ginza site.
photo: Andrew Vitale
“Samurai” Jack Diego Kim 義賢 Salud Sora
Son of Czerina Salud and Dwight Sora
Joined the dojo July 5th
6 lbs 4 ounces
In his relatively short time with us he has already achieved the rank of 1st Kyute.