Monthly Archives: February 2017

2017 Flyer and Card Design

The club has a new design for flyers and cards that we’ll be trying out this year. It is a piece of original artwork by graphic artist Ivan Lee (a club friend and supporter whose family also runs Aloha Eats, a … Continue reading

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“The Orange Story” at 2017 Day of Remembrance

The Orange Story, the dramatic short film about the WWII Japanese American internment starring Joe Takehara Sensei, will be screened again at this year’s Day of Remembrance observance. Titled “Time for Action,” Day of Remembrance is an annual event held … Continue reading

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Happy 2017 from Chicago Aikido Club

The club had a nice turnout for its 2017 kagami biraki class and party on Sunday, February 12. Joe Takehara Sensei taught one of his characteristically informative and thought-provoking classes, followed by a hearty winter potluck luncheon. Old and new … Continue reading

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Kagami Biraki at Chicago Aikido Club

Chicago Aikido Club (CAC) will be hosting its Kagami Biraki party to ring in the new year on Sunday, February 12. Class will be from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (taught by Joe Takehara Sensei), followed by a potluck luncheon. … Continue reading

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An “Uplifted” Experience

Local photographer Kentaro Yamada has made Joe Takehara Sensei a subject of his inspirational photo series “The Uplifted.” According to his website, his mission is “to expose something positive and contribute ‘good’ to counter all of the sadness and negativity that we’re … Continue reading

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Orange is the Color of Friendship

On Sunday, December 4, old students and friends of Joe Takehara Sensei in the Aikido community joined his regular morning class to say thanks for his long-time contributions, particularly his first-time acting appearance in the short internment drama The Orange Story which … Continue reading

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