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News of the Chicago Aikido Club

AIKIDO – El arte de la paz

New Spanish-language promotional postcard. Art by Ivan Lee. Translation and editing by Marlon Fadragas, Sol HM, Jose Nateras and Blanca Estela Lopez. Thanks everyone! Advertisements

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Promoting Peace with Urban Warriors

  Chicago Aikido Club (CAC) will be partnering with Urban Warrior Fitness in Rogers Park to present two free Monday night introductory aikido workshops on October 30 and November 13. Both workshops will last 90 minutes and start at 7:00 … Continue reading

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The Orange Story Continues to be Told

Although filmed more than a year ago and having premiered at the end of 2016, the short film The Orange Story starring Chicago Aikido Club (CAC) senior instructor Joe Takehara Sensei continues its journey to educate the public and a new generation about … Continue reading

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Post-Hurricane Assistance for Michi Dojo in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Request for assistance for Michi Dojo, an affiliate of our national organization Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU). They are based in San Juan, Puerto Rico and suffered damage from the Hurricane.  

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October JASC Cosplay-Themed Fundraiser

Chicago Aikido Club’s home base, the Japanese American Service Committee (JASC), is partnering with AnimeChicago to host a cosplay themed fundraiser on Thursday, October 26. Titled “Kowai Nite Cosplay Fest: A celebration of Japanese pop culture to benefit JASC,” the … Continue reading

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Feldenkrais Classes in Uptown

Jason Shadday, friend of the club and former member of Chicago Aikikai, is hosting a series of workshops teaching the Feldenkrais Method of exercise therapy at his massage studio in Uptown. Feldenkrais was devised by Moshé Feldenkrais (1904–1984) who applied … Continue reading

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Blast from Chicago Aikido’s Past – Archival Photo from local Japanese festival

Our friend Erik Matsunaga, head instructor of  Ravenswood Shorin-ryu Karate Dojo and writer for the Japanese American online journal Discover Nikkei, recently shared with us this excerpt from a 1967 edition of the Chicago Tribune. Dated August 27, it features a photo … Continue reading

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Bob Poresky Seminar in Batavia

Mushin Aikido Dojo in Batavia, IL will be hosting a two-day seminar with Bob Poresky Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5. Bob Poresky is the founder and chief instructor of Capital Aikikai of Syracuse.  Spanning over three and a … Continue reading

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Ikeda Shihan at Chicago Aikikai

Chicago Aikikai will host a Labor Day weekend seminar with Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan (7th dan, Boulder Aikikai) on September 1 to 3. Classes are 6:30 pm-8:30 pm on Friday (Sep 1), 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 3:00 pm-5:00 pm on Saturday … Continue reading

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Chicago Nikkei Picnic 2017

On Saturday, August 5, Chicago Aikido Club’s host and supporter Tohkon Judo Academy will be co-sponsoring the annual Nikkei (Japanese American) Picnic together with Japanese American Service Committee. The event is free and open to the public. Organizers will be providing … Continue reading

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