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Thanks for the Memories

    Dear Friends and Members of Chicago Aikido Club, After careful consideration, the decision has been made to close the club. Due to declining membership and other factors, we can no longer continue operation in our current form. However, … Continue reading

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2018 Midwest Aikido Bridge Seminar this month!

Reminder that this year’s annual Midwest Aikido Bridge weekend seminar will be held this month, March 23rd to 25th at Milwaukee Shobukan (9450 N. 107th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53224). This year’s lineup has Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan, Hawk Durham, Lisa Tomoleoni, … Continue reading

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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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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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Joe Takehara at Midwest Aikido Bridge 2016

  Chicago Aikido Club senior member and instructor Joe Takehara will part of the featured lineup of this year’s Midwest Aikido Bridge seminar at Abiding Spirit Center from April 1 – 3. He will be joining Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan (Chief … 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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Happy New Year Milwaukee!

The Milwaukee Aikido Club held their annual kagami biraki training and potluck on Saturday, January 30. Class was led by Joe Takehara of Chicago Aikido Club, an old acquaintance of the dojo’s founder, Mike Mamura.

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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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