Monthly Archives: July 2015

Where to Get a Training Uniform

One of Chicago Aikido Club‘s local suppliers for dogi training uniforms, East West Martial Arts Supply, recently closed one of its long-standing locations on the north side of the city. This prompted a search for additional suppliers. A number of good stores and companies … Continue reading

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Samurai Saturday (Saturday, August 22)

Inaka Dojo, 704 Dixie Highway, Beecher, IL 60401, United States Head Instructor Wendy Whited invites everyone to join in a special class with a focus on training for Shodan (first degree black belt) testing. Sessions begin at 10:00 am and … Continue reading

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“Chop ‘Til You Drop” (Saturday, August 1, Starts at 11:00 AM)

Abiding Spirit Center 1540 Carlemont Dr, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014 The Abiding Spirit Center, home to our friends Abiding Spirit Aikikai (led by Lisa Tomoleoni), is holding a fundraiser for a new space. All aikidoka are invited to join in … Continue reading

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First Mondays Intro Class

Starting next month, Chicago Aikido Club (CAC) invites all newcomers to try out the martial art of aikido the first Monday class of every month. The class is absolutely free. No experience or uniform necessary. Just be sure to wear clothes … Continue reading

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Yip Man, Morihei Ueshiba and Imi Litchtenfeld.

Originally posted on dontmakemeangrymrmcgee:
Wing Chun, Aikido and Krav Maga,  Three different marital arts systems. Wing Chun being the oldest and Aikido and Krav Maga being created prior to and after WW2 in our modern chronology of history. For those…

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New Summer Flyer!

Club member Luke Sims who just took his test for rokkyu (6th kyu) on Sunday, July 12 (Congratulations Luke!) is also pursuing a major in Product Design at Columbia College (with a minor in Environmental Studies). With a number of … Continue reading

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Over 40? – What Martial Art should you choose?

Originally posted on dontmakemeangrymrmcgee:
As people move through the aging cycle of the lifespan it is quite common for our likes and interests to change. It is not uncommon for example for people who enjoy playing hard physical sports like…

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Top Five Martial Arts for Nurses / Health Workers.

Originally posted on dontmakemeangrymrmcgee:
Sadly if you work in the Emergency Department of a Public Hospital, your chances of being punched, hit or otherwise assaulted at work are on the increase. Nurses for years have often been the target of…

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