Tag Archives: Martial Arts

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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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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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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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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A Touch of Zen

CAC members Dwight Sora and Patrick Miller explaining aikido at the Zen Life & Meditation Center of Chicago (photo by June Tanoue) On Sunday the 22nd, members of the Chicago Aikido Club were guests of the Zen Life & Meditation Center of Chicago … Continue reading

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