Monthly Archives: April 2013

April Kyu Tests

Here are some photos Takehara Sensei took at the recent round of kyu tests. Congratulations Ryan, Nyugen and Luis. And many thanks to Marsha Turner Sensei for leading class and tests. All photos: Jo Takehara Advertisements

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Guest Instructor – Bill Cruz

May 5th 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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John Boland Sensei @ Aikido of Wales, April 26th-27th

Didn’t get enough of John Boland last weekend? Here is your chance to train with him some more. Friday: 7:00pm-8:30pm (Room 212) Saturday: 10:00am-12:00pm, Saturday: 2:30pm-4:30pm (Kettle Moraine High School Cafeteria) Friday Only: $10 Saturday Only: $20 Both Days: $25 … Continue reading

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Ho Etsu Taiko’s Sounds of Spring

Sounds of Spring is a  A Collection of Performances, Presentations, and Workshops coming up May 3rd through May 5th. Ho Etsu Taiko will perform several original pieces along with guest artists Tiffany Tamaribuchi, founder and leader of Jodaiko and the Sacramento Taiko Dan, … Continue reading

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Guest Instructor – Kay Sandacz

April 28th 11:30am – 1:00pm Kay Sandacz has trained in aikido since 1987. She’s been a student of Wendy Whited at Inaka Dojo in Beecher, Illinois since it opened in 1992 and currently teaches there, holding the rank of yondan. … Continue reading

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Iaido Seminar – May 18th – 19th at Abiding Spirit Aikikai

AUSKF Seitei Iaido Seminar with Brad Anderson of Agassiz Dojo,  Fargo, North Dakota. Saturday 9:00 Registration 10:00-11:30 Training Lunch (on own, dojo available for free training) 1:30-4:00 Training 5:30 Dinner Sunday 9:00 Free Training 10:00-12:30 Training 12:30-1:00 Demonstrations and Closing … Continue reading

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Guest Instructor – John Boland

April 21st 11:30am – 1:00pm John Boland began his formal study of martial arts in 1967 and Aikido in 1977. In l979 he traveled to Japan and trained at Hombu Dojo, studying kihon waza with Okumura Sensei and attending classes … Continue reading

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Spring Poster 2013

Download a print ready version of the poster Here. This poster features Hi Tran throwing Luis Vera.  

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Guest Instructor – Eric Novak

April 14th 11:30am – 1:00pm Eric Novak Sensei is the Chief Instructor of the Aikido of West Bend Dojo, located in West Bend, WI. He has been studying the art of Aikido since 1990, first through the SAC and then … Continue reading

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Hoffmeister Shihan @ Chicago Aikikai – June 7th-9th

photo: Jim Moy The Chicago Aikikai will be hosting Tres Hoffmeister, 7th Dan and top student of Ikeda Shihan, for a three day seminar June 7th – 9th. Judging from the response from his surprise appearance this year’s Kagami Biraki … Continue reading

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