Category Archives: martial arts

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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“Night at the Nisei Lounge” (2013)

Erik Matsunaga, head instructor of Ravenswood Shorin-ryu Karate Dojo and who profiled Chicago Aikido Club (CAC) senior instructor Joe Takehara Sensei in Discover Nikkei recently shared this memorable photo and memory from 2013 with members of the two dojo getting together at … 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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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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Saturday Summer Slam!

The newly opened Milwaukee Shobukan dojo will be hosting its 1st annual Summer Slam with Kay Sandacz Sensei (5th Dan, Inaka Dojo). The event will include four hours of training divided into morning and afternoon sessions starting at 10:00 am … 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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