Monthly Archives: February 2013

Hara Sensei in Anchorage, AK

March 8th and 9th Yuki Hara Sensei will be teaching a seminar at Aikido North in Anchorage Alaska. Get a sneak peak at what she might be showing at the Midwest Bridge Seminar. This is a free seminar. Yuki Hara … Continue reading

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Guest Instructor – Debra Mamura Belter

March 2nd 11:30am – 1:00pm Debra Mamura Belter, 3rd Dan, is the Chief Instructor of the Milwaukee Aikido Club. She has received a richness of Aikido instruction since 1968 when she started accompanying her father to the Illinois Aikido Club. First … Continue reading

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Weapons Intensive with Mark Uttech Sensei

Aikido of Greater Milwaukee is hosting a weapons seminar with Mark Uttech Sensei February 23rd & 24th. Emphasis on the weapons system (Bokken/Jo/Tanto) of the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba. Uttech Sensei is the chief instructor of Aikido of Marshall. 10am … Continue reading

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Day of Remembrance

February 19 marks the 71st anniversary of Executive Order 9066, signed by President Franklin Roosevelt in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor and leading to the forced removal and internment of some 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry during … Continue reading

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Guest Instructor – Bill Cruz

February 24th 11:30am – 1:00pm Bill began his studies in martial arts with Tai Chi Ch’uan in 1984 with Mr. Mike Milewski, and steadily broadened that study to include Aikido in 1988 with Mike Mamura, Sensei at the Milwaukee Aikido … Continue reading

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Takehara Sensei

Takehara Sensei got the card Nguyen made and we all signed at this years Kagami Biraki. He is resting, resisting getting up and in genuinely good spirits.

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Kagami Biraki 2013

As most of you who follow this blog or the Facebook page know Takehara Sensei was not able to make it to this year’s Kagami Biraki because he was recuperating from ankle replacement surgery. Tres Hoffmeister Sensei nanadan of Boulder … Continue reading

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Judo Kata Clinic Feb 15th-17th (Aikido Canceled)

The weekend following our Kagami Biraki, February 15th-17th, Tohkon Judo Academy is hosting a Kata and Judge Certification. This is a full weekend seminar therefore Aikido classes will be canceled. In addition to the competitive component that Judo is widely … Continue reading

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Kagami Biraki 2013 update

Jo Takehara Sensei is having his ankle replaced Tuesday February 5th. He will not be attending the Kagami Biraki on the 10th. Marsha Turner Sensei has kindly agreed to cover both sessions on Sunday. The pot-luck will go on as … Continue reading

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