Monthly Archives: April 2014

Jo Takehara Sensei featured on Nikkei Chicago (Japanese Migrants and Their Descendants)

Our friend Erik Matsunaga of the nearby Ravenswood Shorin-ryu Karate Dojo interviewed Takehara sensei about his life, as a Japanese nisei in America and as one of the first aikidoka in the Midwest. This is what Erik had to say … Continue reading

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Midwest Token Kai – April 25-27, 2014

The Chicago Area Japanese Collectibles and Sword Show, organized by Midwest Token Kai, will be held April 25-27, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, IL.  This three-day event will host dozens of vendors and hundreds of sword enthusiasts. Highlights include … Continue reading

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The Changing of The Mats – April 4th 2014

The removal of the old mats and laying of the new mats will occur April 4th starting at 9am. There will be no training until every last mat is in place. So come on by when you can and move … Continue reading

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