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Kagami Biraki Class with Joe Takehara Sensei

  Chicago Aikido Club (CAC) will host a 2018 Kagami Biraki Class with Joe Takehara Sensei on Sunday, February 11. Class will be held from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, followed by a potluck. Friends, family and newcomers welcome.   … Continue reading

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Images from Tohkon Judo Academy Kagami Biraki 2018

Some pics from Tohkon Judo Academy‘s Kagami Biraki celebration at Japanese American Service Committee (JASC) on Saturday, January 13, 2017. Clockwise from left: Rice cookers steaming away in JASC kitchen; Consul General of Japan Naoki Ito taking a turn at pounding; … Continue reading

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Kagami Biraki at Tohkon Judo Academy

Chicago Aikido Club (CAC) will once again be participating in Japanese American Service Committee (JASC)‘s and Tohkon Judo Academy‘s annual Kagami Biraki event on Saturday, January 13. Doors open at 8:00 am with mochitsuki (rice cake-making), followed by the day’s program. … Continue reading

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“Night at the Nisei Lounge” (2013)

Erik Matsunaga, head instructor of Ravenswood Shorin-ryu Karate Dojo and who profiled Chicago Aikido Club (CAC) senior instructor Joe Takehara Sensei in Discover Nikkei recently shared this memorable photo and memory from 2013 with members of the two dojo getting together at … Continue reading

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October JASC Cosplay-Themed Fundraiser

Chicago Aikido Club’s home base, the Japanese American Service Committee (JASC), is partnering with AnimeChicago to host a cosplay themed fundraiser on Thursday, October 26. Titled “Kowai Nite Cosplay Fest: A celebration of Japanese pop culture to benefit JASC,” the … 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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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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