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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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Class with Michelle Tate Sensei 3/17/13

Practice started with a look at irimi tenkan, focusing on establishing the connection that breaks down uke from the first touch. The conversation soon shifted to the importance of honest ukemi in training, in seeing where opportunities for technique arise … Continue reading

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Novak Sensei

Date: 3/10/2013 Place: Chicago Aikido Club Event: Eric Novak Sensei Teaching Class at the Chicago Aikido club with Novak Sensei started off with short and simple stretches and quickly moved into form and Idea in place of technique. Class stared … Continue reading

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Weekend Wrap Up

Sunday’s class with Debra Mamura-Belter Sensei was an epic event, one of the dojo’s best-attended. Thanks to all the people who made the drive down from Milwaukee and points North. Class was vigorous with lots of rolling and a wide … Continue reading

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Kagami Biraki 2013

As most of you who follow this blog or the Facebook page know Takehara Sensei was not able to make it to this year’s Kagami Biraki because he was recuperating from ankle replacement surgery. Tres Hoffmeister Sensei nanadan of Boulder … Continue reading

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Vitale Sensei in Carbondale

September 28th-30th a group from the Chicago Aikikai and the Chicago Aikido Club made the five-hour drive to the southern tip of Illinois for Andy Vitale’s seminar at the Southern Illinois University Aikido Club in Carbondale. The club where last century … Continue reading

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West Bend Grand Opening

On Friday September 7th Dwight and David drove up to be part of the grand opening class at the new home of Aikido of West Bend. Nicole and Eric Novak moved their dojo to the local YMCA sports complex. Plush … Continue reading

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Midwest Bridge Seminar – An Aiki-Teen’s Perspective

This last weekend most of the members of my dojo and I went to the Midwest Aikido Bridge Seminar. It was quite a unique experience to work with many diverse people all of whom bring a different challenge to overcome. … Continue reading

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Seminar Report: Japan Benefit @ Shimboku Dojo

Midwestern aikidoka gathered together for a day friendship and training on Saturday 16th at the Benefit Seminar for Japan Disaster Relief Efforts held at Aikido Shimboku Dojo in Lake in the Hills on Saturday, April 16. The one-day event featured instruction … Continue reading

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