Monthly Archives: April 2011

Spring Poster

The new club poster is now available. It features Elizabeth Margatich and Czerina Salud practicing hanmi handachi throws. Click the link below to download a print ready PDF file to share and post. Chicago Aikido Club spring flyer Here is … Continue reading

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Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief by Newberg, D’Aquili, and Rause. ISBN 034544034-X The authors begin this book by showing the results of PET scan imaging of a Tibetan Buddhist at peak meditation.  The data … Continue reading

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Aikido & Blues Seminar June 9th-12th

Chicago Aikikai is hosting a seminar with ASU 6th Dan instructor Kevin Choate during the Blues Fest weekend. Enjoy excellent Aikido training during the day and Chicago’s finest blues under cover of night at locations throughout Chicago. Training $150 Thursday through … Continue reading

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Seminar Report: Japan Benefit @ Shimboku Dojo

Midwestern aikidoka gathered together for a day friendship and training on Saturday 16th at the Benefit Seminar for Japan Disaster Relief Efforts held at Aikido Shimboku Dojo in Lake in the Hills on Saturday, April 16. The one-day event featured instruction … Continue reading

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Aikido Podcasts

Aikido – The Way of Harmony is an informative website that hosts some audio interviews with influential aikidoka. Featured is a two-part interview with our friend George Ledyard, the chief instructor for Seattle’s Aikido Eastside. Other podcasts of note include … Continue reading

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Mary Heiny @ Aikido Of Madison, May 6th-8th

Mary Heiny studied intensively at Hombu Dojo during the later 1960’s and early 1970’s and is widely known and respected for her dedication to Aikido, her sophisticated technique and masterful teaching.  Registration is limited, so sign up early!  The fee … Continue reading

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Movie Night: 13 Assassins

For a bit of non-training entertainment and exposure to Japanese culture, the club is organizing a group viewing of the new samurai drama 13 Assassins at the Music Box Theater on May 27. 13 Assassins or Jûsan-nin no shikaku (十三人の刺客) … Continue reading

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Seminar Report: Charlie Page @ Inaka Dojo

There was a huge turnout for Charlie Page of Baltimore Aikido at Inaka Dojo, their best attended seminar to date.  In addition to the group from the CAC aikidoka from Milwaukee, Madison, Missouri, Tennessee and the Aikikai were there. There … Continue reading

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