Chicago Aikido Club’s host, Tohkon Judo Academy, are holding a fundraising campaign to purchase new tatami mats for the dojo. The current mats are over 18 years old and need to be replaced with 105 new ones. They are also hoping to install wall safety mats and make improvements to the locker rooms. The goal of the Buy a Tatami fundraiser is $20,000. Any donation is welcome. Donations of $100 or more will receive an engraved “Buy a Tatami Plaque” that will be prominently displayed at the dojo.
About Tohkon Judo Academy
Tohkon Judo Academy was founded in 1992 and is devoted to developing national and international amateur judo competitors. Since 1995, the dojo has doubled in size and drawn several young World Class competitors with World Championship and Olympic experience from various countries around the world, thus Tohkon students have an incredible opportunity to learn and practice a variety of practical and effective “fighting” styles. Tohkon Judo Academy is led by its head instructor and president, Douglas Tono, 7th dan.