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Doka of the Day - May 28, 2016
You must realize this!
Aiki cannot be captured with the brush,
Nor can it be expressed with the mouth.
And so it is that one must proceed
To realization.

                              - Morihei Ueshiba

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March and April AikiWeb Columns Now Available
Posted 5/01/2016 6:47pm [from Jun Akiyama]

The March and April AikiWeb Aikido Columns are now available for your reading pleasure! Again today, we have two months' worth of columns (eight of them!) from The Mirror, Gadi Shorr, Lynn Seiser, Ross Robertson, and Jim Sorrentino (an "It Had to be Felt" column on Frank Doran). As always, your comments in the thread following each column are appreciated by the authors, so please be sure to leave them your thoughts!

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Seminar: Toshiro Suga, 7th Dan Shihan in Edinburgh 20 - 22 May 2016
Posted 5/13/2016 9:59am [from Scott Reed]

Toshiro Suga began aikido in 1968 at Hombu Dojo before moving to France in 1971. He is a senior student of Tamura Sensei and a 7th Dan. He is known for his dynamic technique, weapons work and humour. He will be in Edinburgh for his annual course over the weekend of the 20-22 May 2016. The course is at Meadowbank Sports Centre, London Road and is open to everyone. Please bring aikido weapons and insurance.

Seminar: Cognard Shihan 8thDan in VA, CA, AZ (June 2016)
Posted 5/13/2016 9:59am [from Andrea Debiasi]

"Kokusai Aikido Kenshukai Kobayashi Hirokazu Ryu" (KAKKHR) is pleased to announce a series of seminars conducted by Cognard André Shihan 8th Dan (Hanshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai), which will take place in Arlington, VA/DC Metro Area (June 6), Los Angeles, CA (June 9-12) and Phoenix, AZ (June 18-19). All affiliations, levels, and juniors are very welcome. Check out the details in the dedicated Website:

Craig Eddy (6th dan, Aikido of Missoula) Passes Away
Posted 5/09/2016 12:44pm [from Jun Akiyama]

AikiWeb is very saddened to hear that Craig Eddy (6th dan, Aikido of Missoula) passed away on Saturday, May 7. He started his aikido training with Mitsugi Saotome in Florida in 1975. He held multi-faceted careers as a cardiac surgeon, attorney, and hospital administrator as well as serving on the board of the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba. I had the opportunity to meet Craig a number of times through my aikido career. He was a thoughtful, gentle man. My condolences go out to his family, friends, students, and loved ones.

Seminar: Summer Aikido Seminar in New Bedford, MA, June 11, 2016
Posted 5/03/2016 11:00am [from John Araujo]

Saturday June 11, 2016 from 12-5 is our Annual Summer Aikido Seminar with Dave Halprin 7th Dan, John Araujo 6th Dan, & Mark Dufresne 6th Dan. At Aikido Of Bristol County in New Bedford, Ma. Fee is $40. All welcome! Please check out our website for more info.

Seminar: Fukakusa Motohiro Shihan 8th Dan - Seminar in Israel
Posted 5/01/2016 6:47pm [from Ze'ev Erilch]

Fukakusa Motohiro Shihan Aikikai 8th Dan A direct student of founder of aikido An Aikido Seminar in Israel December 1-5 2016 At Masatake Dojo - Israel Aikikai

Dojo News: New Aikido Dojo in Highlands TX
Posted 5/01/2016 6:47pm [from Phillip Ball]

There is a new Aikido Club on the east side of Houston, in Highlands, Texas. Only 65 a month. Monday/ Wednesday classes are 7pm to 9 pm, and Saturday classes are 11am-1pm. Classes are lead by Shodan Phillip Ball. We are affiliated with the American Tomiki Aikido Association.

Publication: Atemi: The Thunder and Lightning of Aikido
Posted 5/01/2016 6:47pm [from Ken Jeremiah]

A new book by Walther von Krenner, a direct student of O-Sensei (Ueshiba Morihei) Atemi: The Thunder and Lightning of Aikido is the most comprehensive text on striking in Aikido, and it begins with the notion that strikes should not be disregarded in modern dojo; the founder himself said that Aikido is 75 percent strikes. The book explores the mistaken yet common notion of atemi as a secondary aspect of Aikido, and argues that such an idea is incorrect, since O-Sensei’s own teachings reveal that striking is the very core of the art.

Seminar: Rev. Zenko Okimura Shihan in St. Paul on June 4th & 5th
Posted 5/01/2016 6:47pm [from Eric Buchanan]

The Minnesota WAAI dojos are pleased to announce their spring seminar with Okimura Shihan, 7th dan, Aikikai. Okimura Shihan is the founder, chairman, and technical advisor for the World Aikido Aikikai, Inc. (WAAI) and a Shingon Buddhist priest. Cost is $80 for the weekend - all affiliations are welcome.

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