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2017 Asian American Heritage Month Festival Aikido Demonstration

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 J. Daley … Continue reading

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Pics from 2017 Illinois Martial Arts Hall of Fame Banquet

The Illinois Martial Arts Hall of Fame held its annual banquet on Saturday, April 1 at Abbington Distinctive Banquets in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Chicago Aikido Club senior instructor Joe Takehara was among this year’s inductees, sharing the stage with 17 … 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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New Summer Flyer!

Club member Luke Sims who just took his test for rokkyu (6th kyu) on Sunday, July 12 (Congratulations Luke!) is also pursuing a major in Product Design at Columbia College (with a minor in Environmental Studies). With a number of … Continue reading

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Photos from the Illinois Japan Bowl (March 7, 2015)

The Japan America Society of Chicago (JASC)  very kindly shared some photos from Chicago Aikido Club‘s demonstration at the Illinois Japan Bowl held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at North Central College in Naperville.                                   Featured in photos: … Continue reading

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Chicago Aikido Club at Illinois Japan Bowl

Chicago Aikido Club (CAC) members Patrick Miller, Dwight Sora and Andrew Vitale will be performing an aikido demonstration as part of the cultural program for the first-ever Illinois Japan Bowl on Saturday, March 7, 2015. The Japan Bowl is a competition for … Continue reading

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A Touch of Zen

CAC members Dwight Sora and Patrick Miller explaining aikido at the Zen Life & Meditation Center of Chicago (photo by June Tanoue) On Sunday the 22nd, members of the Chicago Aikido Club were guests of the Zen Life & Meditation Center of Chicago … Continue reading

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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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