Category Archives: Seminars

Training opportunities at other Dojo and Camps.

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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Busy Weekend in Illinois Aikido Seminars

There are two noteworthy seminars taking place this coming Saturday, March 4 at different dojo. First up, there is a friendship seminar being held at Aikido of Havard (39 N. Ayer Stt., Harvard, Illinois 60033). The lineup includes Ken Purdy … Continue reading

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Yasuo Kobayashi Soshihan in Chicago

This week our friends at Aikido Association of America (AAA) are hosting a weekend seminar with noted instructor Yasuo Kobayashi Soshihan* (8th dan, Aikikai). Kobayashi Soshihan entered Honbu Dojo in 1954 as an uchideshi to Aikido founder Morihei Ueshiba, and … Continue reading

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Andrew Vitale (3rd Dan) teaching at September Friendship Seminar

CAC member Andrew Vitale, who also trains and teaches at Chicago Aikikai, will be part of the roster of instructors at an upcoming friendship seminar on Saturday, September 17 at Abiding Spirit Center in Crystal Lake, Illinois. Andrew will be joining James … Continue reading

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Upcoming Peace-Themed Seminar

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Midwest Bridge 2016 Photos

Attendees of the Midwest Aikido Bridge 2016 seminar, hosted by Abiding Spirit Center. The instructors of Midwest Aikido Bridge 2016. L to R: Andy Sato (6th Dan, Kiku Matsu Dojo),  Wendy Whited (7th Dan, Inaka Dojo), Hiroshi Ikeda (7th Dan, Boulder Aikikai), Joe … Continue reading

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Happy 85th Birthday Takehara Sensei

Memorable 85th birthday for Takehara Sensei this year. He gave a great class as part of the Midwest Bridge seminar, followed by dinner at Chinese dinner at Gourmet House in Algonquin and presentation of cards and a birthday cake made … Continue reading

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Joe Takehara at Midwest Aikido Bridge 2016

  Chicago Aikido Club senior member and instructor Joe Takehara will part of the featured lineup of this year’s Midwest Aikido Bridge seminar at Abiding Spirit Center from April 1 – 3. He will be joining Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan (Chief … Continue reading

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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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