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BOOK REVIEW: Hapkido by Scott Shaw — Stories

Hapkido: Korean Art of Self-Defense by Scott Shaw My rating: 4 of 5 stars Amazon page When I picked up this book, all I knew about Hapkidō was that it was a Korean martial art, that it wasn’t a sport … Continue reading

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Chicago Nikkei Picnic 2017

On Saturday, August 5, Chicago Aikido Club’s host and supporter Tohkon Judo Academy will be co-sponsoring the annual Nikkei (Japanese American) Picnic together with Japanese American Service Committee. The event is free and open to the public. Organizers will be providing … 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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VoyageChicago Profile

Chicago Aikido Club just received notification from the magazine VoyageChicago that their recent interview with club member Dwight Sora has been posted. The interview is a brief introduction to Aikido and Chicago Aikido Club, and may be viewed at the … 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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