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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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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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Kicking Off 2015 with Food and Friendship

Chicago Aikido Club kicked off the New Year in earnest with its annual Kagami Biraki class and party on Sunday, February 8 at Tohkon Judo Academy. Regular club members were joined on the mat by visitors from Aikido of West Bend (including chief … Continue reading

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Linda Holiday; Madison, Wales, Chicago

Linda Holiday Sensei from Aikido of Santa Cruz is passing through the area the first week of October. She is promoting her new book Journey to the Heart of Aikido: The Teachings of Motomichi Anno Sensei. “Journey to the Heart … Continue reading

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Hoffmeister Shihan @ Chicago Aikikai – June 7th-9th

photo: Jim Moy The Chicago Aikikai will be hosting Tres Hoffmeister, 7th Dan and top student of Ikeda Shihan, for a three day seminar June 7th – 9th. Judging from the response from his surprise appearance this year’s Kagami Biraki … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Seminar with Saotome Shihan

The annual Thanksgiving Seminar with Mitsugi Saotome Shihan will be held at the Chicago Aikikai this year. Saotome Sensei is the author of the books Aikido and The Harmony of  Nature, Principals of Aikido and Living By Design. He has … Continue reading

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Saotome Shihan at Chicago Aikikai – Nov 25-27th

Registration is now open for the annual Thanksgiving Seminar with Mitsugi Saotome Shihan at the Chicago Aikikai, November 25-27. Class times are: Friday 3:00pm – 4:30pm 6:00pm – 8:00pm Saturday 10:00am – noon 3:00pm – 5:00pm Sunday 10:00am – 1:00pm … Continue reading

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Aikido & Blues Seminar June 9th-12th

Chicago Aikikai is hosting a seminar with ASU 6th Dan instructor Kevin Choate during the Blues Fest weekend. Enjoy excellent Aikido training during the day and Chicago’s finest blues under cover of night at locations throughout Chicago. Training $150 Thursday through … Continue reading

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Saotome Sensei Seminar at Chicago Aikikai

The Chicago Aikikai has announced that it will be holding its annual Thanksgiving Seminar with Saotome Sensei November 26-28. All classes will be held at the Chicago Aikikai (144 West Chicago Avenue). The fee for the seminar is $150.00. All … Continue reading

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