Monthly Archives: July 2013

Self Defense Class

A brand new “SELF DEFENSE CLASS” is starting on Sunday, July 28th, 2013 at 3:30pm. Classes are open to the public. No previous judo or martial arts experience is necessary. Officer Chris Jackson, physical skills instructor, of the Chicago Police Department … Continue reading


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Dojo Maintenance – No classes August 6th & 7th

The Japanese American Service Committee is going to be doing some improvements to the building from August 4th to August 6th. A new coating is going to be applied to the floors. This will not effect the mats but we … Continue reading

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Future Leaders Seminar @ Abiding Spirit Aikikai

Saturday August 17th Abiding Spirit Aikikai is holding a seminar that will feature four instructors from various lineages, teaching one class each. This is a great way for future leaders to get some experience outside of their own dojo, and … Continue reading

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Tasaka Sensei in Wales, August 16th-18th

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 accompanied Hikitsuchi Sensei on his American tour. Since 1996, … Continue reading

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Guest Instructor – Yuri Krutenko

July 21st 11:30am – 1:00pm Yuri started his Aikido training in 1995 in Cherkassy, a town in Central Ukraine, in a dojo associated with Yasunari Kitaura, 8th dan residing in Madrid Spain. Yuri stared training at the Chicago Aikikai in … Continue reading

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2013 Ginza Festival at Midwest Buddhist Temple

  August 9, 10 and 11, 2013 Midwest Buddhist Temple’s annual celebration of Japanese crafts and culture, the Ginza Holiday is an annual three-day event held the second weekend of August. The Ginza Holiday showcases the cultural heritage of those … Continue reading

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Guest Instructor – Bill Cruz

July 14th 11:30am – 1:00pm Bill Cruz is coming back to celebrate Bastille Day! 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 … Continue reading

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