Kicking Off 2015 with Food and Friendship

2015 CAC KB Group photo

Chicago Aikido Club kicked off the New Year in earnest with its annual Kagami Biraki class and party on Sunday, February 8 at Tohkon Judo Academy. Regular club members were joined on the mat by visitors from Aikido of West Bend (including chief instructor Eric Novak), Chicago Aikikai, Milwaukee Aikido Club, Ravenswood Shorin-ryu Karate Dojo and Tenshinkan Dojo (including chief instructor Stephen Toyoda).

As announced, class was taught by Joe Takehara and Yuki Hara, followed by a potluck luncheon held next door on the premises of the Japanese American Service Commitee (JASC). The spread included some great vegetarian stew, meatballs, Spam musubi, lumpia (Filipino eggrolls), and as has become a tradition, kringles courtesy of our friends from Wisconsin.

All-in-all, a terrific start to 2015.

2015 CAC KB Bob Mita and Hai  2015 CAC KB Jamey and Eric   2015 CAC KB Yuki and Toyoda2015 CAC KB Takehara Sensei and Luis 2015 CAC KB Toyoda throwing Keiki
2015 CAC KB Yuki teaching (1)   
2015 CAC KB Yuki teaching (5)

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