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 their hard work and diligent training.
The fifth and sixth kyu certificates the Chicago Aikido Club along with Aikido of West Bend had custom printed for use among area dojo. David adapted sixth and fifth kyu certificates based on the ASU certificates that Yo Hara, Yuki Hara’s husband, designed back in the 70’s Jeff Mueller of Dexterity Press in Connecticut printed the certificates on an old letterpress printing press. Fine art paper and metallic inks for the image of O’Sensei and the Aikido calligraphy were used. Jeff also printed and assembled the Saotome Sensei calligraphies that were given to the attendees of the Chicago Aikikai/Illinois Aikido Club’s 40th anniversary seminar. Ivan Lee, the owner of Aloha Eats and supporter of arts and activities in the local Japanese American community, personalized the certificates with his own calligraphic skills.
Send a message to info@ChicagoAikidoClub.com for information about ordering certificates for your dojo.