Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ikeda Shihan Seminar Report

The club group that made it to Milwaukee September 17th-19th had a great time at the seminar with Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan of the Boulder Aikikai. Jo Takehara sensei and Yuki Hara sensei got the VIP treatment as special guests for … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Amy!

We received word that Amy Androff and her husband Karl Kestermann welcomed their first child into the world last week. Esme’ Josephine Androff-Kestermann was born on September 22, 2010 at 9:43pm.  She weighed 8lbs 6oz and was 20 inches long.

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Ikeda Sensei Seminar at Shimboku Dojo

Ikeda Sensei will be returning to the Midwest the weekend of November 19-21, hosted by Lisa Tomoleoni Sensei and Aikido Shimboku Dojo in Lake in the Hills. Go to for news and updates. You may also contact the dojo directly … Continue reading


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Autumn Tests

Congratulations to Phil Marmet, Ian Miller and Luis Vera on their kyu tests on September 24!  All three gave excellent demonstrations of their training and hard work.  Art Benjamin Sensei especially commented on their ability to remain calm and focused … Continue reading

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Intro class flyer

If you want to help promote the introductory class this flyer can be emailed to your friends or posted elsewhere on the internet.

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Saotome Sensei Seminar at Chicago Aikikai

The Chicago Aikikai has announced that it will be holding its annual Thanksgiving Seminar with Saotome Sensei November 26-28. All classes will be held at the Chicago Aikikai (144 West Chicago Avenue). The fee for the seminar is $150.00. All … Continue reading

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Kyu Testing after Intro Class

The Friday September 24th intro class will be followed by a short break and then kyu testing. We will need everyone’s help to make sure there are enough people to take ukemi for those testing. Please keep in mind that … Continue reading

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Ikeda Sensei at Milwaukee Aikido Club

The Milwaukee Aikido Club is hosting a seminar with Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei the weekend of September 18-19. Classes will be held in the gymnasium of Saint Thomas More High School, 2601 East Morgan Avenue, Milwaukee located at the corner of … Continue reading

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Intro Class & Testing Sept. 24th

We will be holding our next free public intro class on Friday September the 24th, followed by kyu testing. Based on feedback from the last intro class, the schedule will be slightly different. Instead of scheduling a 6:00pm start, the … Continue reading

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