Monthly Archives: March 2017

Friendship Seminar at Ryoshinkan Dojo

Ryoshinkan Dojo in Arlington Heights (534 W. Campus Dr.) will be hosting a one-day friendship seminar on Tuesday, March 21. Instruction will be by Judy Leppert and Graig Neville. The seminar will include classes for both children and adults. The … Continue reading

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Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan at Chicago Aikikai

Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan (7th dan, Boulder Aikikai) will be teaching a seminar at Chicago Aikikai the weekend of September 1 to 3. Classes will be held on 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm on Friday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and … Continue reading

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Tres Hofmeister at Chicago Aikikai in June

Tres Hofmeister (7th dan, Boulder Aikikai) will be teaching a seminar at Chicago Aikikai the weekend of June 2 to June 4. Classes will be held on 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm on Friday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and … Continue reading

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Joe Takehara Inducted into Illinois Martial Arts Hall of Fame

clockwise from top left: Joe Takehara in the 1960s receiving instruction from Koichi Tohei at the old Illinois Aikido Club, teaching class at Chicago Aikido Club, demonstrating at Tohkon Judo Academy’s annual Kagami Biraki Chicago Aikido Club (CAC) has received an … Continue reading

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“The Uplifted” on Chicago TV

Photographer Kentaro Yamada who recently featured Chicago Aikido Club senior instructor Joe Takehara as part of his series “The Uplifted” appeared on the local Chicago program You & Me This Morning (WCIU). Yamada’s shot of Takehara with several “levitating” students appears at 0:25 … Continue reading

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Busy Weekend in Illinois Aikido Seminars

There are two noteworthy seminars taking place this coming Saturday, March 4 at different dojo. First up, there is a friendship seminar being held at Aikido of Havard (39 N. Ayer Stt., Harvard, Illinois 60033). The lineup includes Ken Purdy … Continue reading

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