Tag Archives: Jo Takehara

Weekend Wrap Up

Sunday’s class with Debra Mamura-Belter Sensei was an epic event, one of the dojo’s best-attended. Thanks to all the people who made the drive down from Milwaukee and points North. Class was vigorous with lots of rolling and a wide … Continue reading

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Takehara Sensei

Takehara Sensei got the card Nguyen made and we all signed at this years Kagami Biraki. He is resting, resisting getting up and in genuinely good spirits.

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Kagami Biraki 2013

As most of you who follow this blog or the Facebook page know Takehara Sensei was not able to make it to this year’s Kagami Biraki because he was recuperating from ankle replacement surgery. Tres Hoffmeister Sensei nanadan of Boulder … Continue reading

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Kagami Biraki 2013 update

Jo Takehara Sensei is having his ankle replaced Tuesday February 5th. He will not be attending the Kagami Biraki on the 10th. Marsha Turner Sensei has kindly agreed to cover both sessions on Sunday. The pot-luck will go on as … Continue reading

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5th Annual Kagami Biraki – February 10th

Sunday February 10th the Chicago Aikido Club is celebrating it’s fifth annual Kagami Biraki. Jo Takehara Sensei and Marsha Turner Sensei will be leading keiko from 11:30 to 1:30. Immediately following training will be our traditional pot-luck. Everyone is welcome, … Continue reading

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Fall poster

Download a PDF of the fall poster.

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Sensei At The Bat.

During regular class on Sunday, July 1, club members presented Takehara Sensei with a genuine signed Louisville Slugger from former White Sox second baseman Tadahito Iguchi. The bat was won by club members at an auction at the recent Living … Continue reading

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Whadda Biraki!

Sunday the 12th the we held our fourth annual Kagami Biraki training session and pot-luck. We were honored to have our own Jo Takehara and the world traveling Marsha Turner, who squeezed us in between Asia and Europe, lead the … Continue reading

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Kagami Biraki – February 12th 2012

The Chicago Aikido Club invites you all to attend our annual Kagami Biraki training and pot-luck at 11:30am Sunday February 12th. Jo Takehara and Marsha Turner will again be leading keiko as we celebrate another year of training. Feel free … Continue reading

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Kyu tests

Congratulations to Luis Vera on his 4th kyu test and Ian Miller on his 1st kyu test. Arthur Benjamin Sensei conducted the tests. Takehara Sensei who was fresh out of surgery sat at the side of the mat instead of … Continue reading

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