Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mitsuo Tasaka Sensei from Shingu, Japan

August 17-19th at Aikido of Wales in Wales Wisconsin. Tasaka Sensei began studying Aikido in 1972, at the age of 15 in the Aikido Kumano Juku Dojo, the dojo of the late Hikitsuchi Michio Sensei, 10th dan.  In 1978, he … Continue reading

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Bringing Aiki to the (Little) Masses

9:45 AM, Thursday, June 28, 2012. Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. I’m standing in front of 15 children ranging around ages 10 to 12, wide-eyed, excited, ready and raring to go. My face projects a friendly, optimistic smile (at least I hope … Continue reading

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Sensei At The Bat.

During regular class on Sunday, July 1, club members presented Takehara Sensei with a genuine signed Louisville Slugger from former White Sox second baseman Tadahito Iguchi. The bat was won by club members at an auction at the recent Living … Continue reading

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