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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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Tuesday Weapons Classes at Chicago Aikikai

Andrew Vitale (3rd dan, ASU) is teaching a special class focusing on aikido weapons work the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of every month at the Chicago Aikikai. Classes will start at 7:30 pm following regular training. This month’s class … 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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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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Promoting Peace with Urban Warriors

  Chicago Aikido Club (CAC) will be partnering with Urban Warrior Fitness in Rogers Park to present two free Monday night introductory aikido workshops on October 30 and November 13. Both workshops will last 90 minutes and start at 7:00 … Continue reading

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Blast from Chicago Aikido’s Past – Archival Photo from local Japanese festival

Our friend Erik Matsunaga, head instructor of  Ravenswood Shorin-ryu Karate Dojo and writer for the Japanese American online journal Discover Nikkei, recently shared with us this excerpt from a 1967 edition of the Chicago Tribune. Dated August 27, it features a photo … Continue reading

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Blast from Chicago Aikido’s Past

The late Norman Miyagi (1910-2002), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and co-founder of the Illinois Aikido Club (IAC), stands at right in this photo of the first storefront IAC dojo at 3223 N. Clark. From the Joe Takehara collection.     … Continue reading

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