Monthly Archives: December 2012

新しい年 – New Years

Class will be 6pm to 7:30pm for those wishing to mix it up one last time this year.  Champagne and other things will be imbibed later. 10:00am on the First of Two Thousand Thirteen Aikdio Shimboku Dojo will have an open … Continue reading

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Rice Pounding (Mochi-Tsuki) – December 15th

Saturday, December 15, 2012 – 8:30 am to 1 pm Legend has it that rabbits make rice cakes (mochi) on the moon. They pound the rice (tsuki) in mortars with mallets. The Midwest Buddhist Temple welcomes the public to participate … Continue reading

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Kevin Choate Sensei

Born Into Life October 13, 1953 ~ At Rest December 1, 2012 God has given us a physical expression to serve for the refinement of our spirit within this world and the universe. To this end, we must nurture the … Continue reading

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Kevin Choate Sensei – In Memorium

News was received Saturday December 1st of the sudden and unexpected passing of Kevin Choate Sensei, head instructor of the Chicago Aikikai and influential figure to many of the aikidoka in the Chicagoland area and beyond. Choate Sensei’s teachings have … Continue reading


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