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2017 Asian American Heritage Month Festival Aikido Demonstration

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 J. Daley … 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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Pics from 2017 Illinois Martial Arts Hall of Fame Banquet

The Illinois Martial Arts Hall of Fame held its annual banquet on Saturday, April 1 at Abbington Distinctive Banquets in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Chicago Aikido Club senior instructor Joe Takehara was among this year’s inductees, sharing the stage with 17 … Continue reading

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Hiroshi Ikeda at Oberlin College

Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan of Boulder Aikikai will be teaching at Oberlin Aikikai’s annual  May Fair Seminar April 28-30. The event is open to Aikido students of all levels and affiliations. Classes will will be held at the Hales Gym on the … Continue reading

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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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