Monthly Archives: December 2013

Tohkon Kagami Biraki 2014

Pound in the New Year January 11th at the Tohkon Judo Academy‘s annual Kagami Biraki celebration. Start the day, 8am, with some Mochi Tsuki (rice pounding). At noon Reverend Goro Oki will perform a Tenrikyo Ohana-i purification of the Dojo … Continue reading

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Certificate Ceremony

On Sunday December 22 Takehara Sensei handed out certificates of rank to Nguyen, Ryan and Luis. Nguyen and Ryan were issued certificates for their promotion to 6th Kyu and Luis for his promotion to 3rd. We are all very proud of … Continue reading

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Fare Well, Anoop

On Saturday January 4th Abiding Spirit Aikikai is having a special training session followed by a potluck. This in not only to ring in New Year but also to give Anoop Chengara, who is moving back to India where marriage awaits, … Continue reading

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Kennan Purdy Sensei – 60 years in Aikido

Friendship-style seminar Saturday, December 7th Kennan Purdy Sensei began his aikido training in 1953 while stationed in Japan at the U.S. Naval base. His primary training was with Hideo Okumura sensei at a Shinto temple in Sasebo, Japan. Seigo Yamaguchi … Continue reading

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