Category Archives: Events

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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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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Special 1-Day Seminar with Wendy Whited Sensei

Chicago Aikikai will be hosting a special one-day seminar with Wendy Whited Sensei (7th dan, Inaka Dojo) on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Class times are 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. The afternoon class will … Continue reading

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Swords, Bridesmaids and Heavy Metal (No, seriously)

as reported by Dwight Sora Something out of the ordinary about this picture Several months ago, Chicago Aikido Club received a rather unusual request. The maid of honor for an upcoming wedding was looking to do something different for the … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Milwaukee Aikido Club!

Norio “Mike” Mamura, Dojo Founder This weekend, our old friends the Milwaukee Aikido Club celebrate 50 years of dedicated training with a special anniversary seminar. The dojo was founded in 1967 by  Norio “Mike” Mamura Sensei (1918-2000), who was originally from … Continue reading

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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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