Monthly Archives: May 2017

2017 Asian American Heritage Month Festival Aikido Demonstration

Dwight Sora Left to Right: Luke Sims, Joe Grospe, Ed Reiff, Dwight Sora The combined ASU dojo Aikido demo made a successful return appearance to the Asian American Coalition Annual Festival (in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month) at Richard … Continue reading

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Upcoming Aikido Demo at Daly Plaza

Members of the Chicago Aikido Club and Chicago Aikikai will again be performing an Aikido demo for the 2017 Asian American Coalition of Chicago Annual Festival at Richard J. Daley Center (50 W Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602) on Tuesday, May 23. This … Continue reading

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Abiding Spirit Aikikai Chop ‘Til You Drop Fundraiser (Saturday, May 20)

    The Abiding Spirit Center will hold its annual fundraising event on May 20, starting at 10:30 am. This year the event is “Chop ‘Til You Drop”, where people will complete 2,500 sword cuts (that’s a lot!) for donations … Continue reading

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Inaka Dojo 25th Anniversary Seminar

Inaka Dojo in Beecher, Illinois will celebrate its 25th anniversary this weekend with a special training seminar on May 5 – 7, 2017. Special guest instructors will be Chuck Weber Sensei (7th dan) and Charlie Page Sensei (7th dan) of Baltimore … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Internal Martial Arts (speech by Grandmaster Wai Lun Choi)

Grandmaster Wai Lun Choi At this year’s Illinois Martial Arts Hall of Fame Banquet (where Chicago Aikido Club senior instructor Joe Takehara was a recipient this year), the event opened with a speech by Grandmaster Wai Lun Choi, an expert in Liu Ho Ba … Continue reading

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