Monthly Archives: March 2013

Guest Instructor – Lisa Tomoleoni

April 7th 11:30am – 1:00pm Lisa Tomoleoni Sensei is the chief instructor of Abiding Spirit Aikikai in Crystal Lake. She holds the rank of godan, received directly from Moriteru Ueshiba, Aikido Doshu. She spent 13 years in Japan training at … Continue reading

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Class with Michelle Tate Sensei 3/17/13

Practice started with a look at irimi tenkan, focusing on establishing the connection that breaks down uke from the first touch. The conversation soon shifted to the importance of honest ukemi in training, in seeing where opportunities for technique arise … Continue reading

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East Meets West III – April 26th – April 28th

Westwind Center for Aikido and Katori Shinto Ryu is proud to present the third annual seminar bringing together two tremendous martial artists, Bob Poresky 5th Dan & Jay Bell 5th Dan, for a weekend of excellent training, friendship, and good times. We … Continue reading

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Bridge Seminar 2013

There will not be a guest instructor Sunday the 24th of March. There will still be regular class for those of you who do don’t make it out to Crystal Lake for the 2013 Bridge Seminar. The annual Bridge Seminar … Continue reading

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Novak Sensei

Date: 3/10/2013 Place: Chicago Aikido Club Event: Eric Novak Sensei Teaching Class at the Chicago Aikido club with Novak Sensei started off with short and simple stretches and quickly moved into form and Idea in place of technique. Class stared … Continue reading

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Dwight Sora interviewed on LucReid.com (part 5)

The final installment of Dwight Sora’s interview on LucReid.com. Luc: What, in your mind, are the greatest insights aikido can help teach to the world? Dwight: I think the best thing about aikido is that it offers a different way … Continue reading

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Guest Instructor – Michelle Tate

March 17th 11:30am – 1:00pm Michelle L. Tate Sensei grew up in Chicago, the youngest of seven and was fortunate enough to be raised by one who encouraged exploration and growth in all directions. Michelle  has been training in Aikido … Continue reading

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Dwight Sora interviewed on LucReid.com (part 4)

The fourth installment of the Dwight Sora interview on LucReid.com. Luc: What’s the most dramatic thing that comes to mind that has happened to you outside of Aikido but because of Aikido–or to ask the question a different way, has … Continue reading

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Japan Earthquake Photo Exhibit

March 11, 2012 will mark the one year anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The months after this disaster brought to the forefront incredible stories of resilience and generosity as Japan began recovery efforts. The Nikkei, the … Continue reading

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Weekend Wrap Up

Sunday’s class with Debra Mamura-Belter Sensei was an epic event, one of the dojo’s best-attended. Thanks to all the people who made the drive down from Milwaukee and points North. Class was vigorous with lots of rolling and a wide … Continue reading

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