Category Archives: New Years

Images from Tohkon Judo Academy Kagami Biraki 2018

Some pics from Tohkon Judo Academy‘s Kagami Biraki celebration at Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) on Saturday, January 13, 2017. Clockwise from left: Rice cookers steaming away in JASC kitchen; Consul General of Japan Naoki Ito¬†taking a turn at pounding; … Continue reading

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Kagami Biraki at Tohkon Judo Academy

Chicago Aikido Club (CAC) will once again be participating in Japanese American Service Committee (JASC)‘s and¬†Tohkon Judo Academy‘s annual Kagami Biraki event on Saturday, January 13. Doors open at 8:00 am with mochitsuki (rice cake-making), followed by the day’s program. … Continue reading

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Happy 2017 from Chicago Aikido Club

The club had a nice turnout for its 2017 kagami biraki class and party on Sunday, February 12. Joe Takehara Sensei taught one of his characteristically informative and thought-provoking classes, followed by a hearty winter potluck luncheon. Old and new … Continue reading

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Kagami Biraki at Chicago Aikido Club

Chicago Aikido Club (CAC) will be hosting its Kagami Biraki party to ring in the new year on Sunday, February 12. Class will be from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm (taught by Joe Takehara Sensei), followed by a potluck luncheon. … Continue reading

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Tohkon 2016 Kagami Biraki Video

Thanks to Chicago Aikikai member Alexander Hindley for providing some video of Chicago Aikido Club‘s recent demonstration at Tohkon Judo Academy‘s kagami biraki celebration on Saturday, January 9.            

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Happy New Year Milwaukee!

The Milwaukee Aikido Club held their annual kagami biraki training and potluck on Saturday, January 30. Class was led by Joe Takehara of Chicago Aikido Club, an old acquaintance of the dojo’s founder, Mike Mamura.

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Chicago Aikido Club Kagami Biraki 2015

Chicago Aikido Club (CAC) will be hosting its own Kagami Biraki celebration this coming Sunday, February 8. Class begins at 11:30 am and will be taught by both Joe Takehara and Yuki Hara taking turns on the mat. Afterward, a … Continue reading

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