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Doka of the Day - November 14, 2018
In a forest of the enemy's spears
Then realize that those very spearheads
Are your very shield.

                              - Morihei Ueshiba

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AikiWeb Columns from Peter Goldsbury and "It Had to be Felt"
Posted 11/11/2018 5:34pm [from Jun Akiyama]

Two new AikiWeb Columns are now availale for your reading pleasure: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 28 (Part Two) from Peter Goldsbury. It Had to Be Felt #61: Christian Tissier: "The Role Model" from Guillaume Erard. The complete collection of AikiWeb Columns may be viewed by clicking here.

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Seminar: Fall Friendship Seminar - 11/10 - 11/2018
Posted 10/25/2018 1:27pm [from Jason Mallia]

Please join Hans Goto 7th Dan, Greg O'Connor 7th Dan and Tom Collings 6th Dan for the Fall Friendship Seminar. November 10 at Aikido Centers of New Jersey 38 Station Rd, Sparta, NJ 917-853-4325 AM:10-Noon and PM:2-4 (Mat Fee $80). On November 11 Hans Goto will be at Integrated Peace Arts 305 Central Ave. Suite 2, White Plains, NY 914-648-0492 9 AM - Noon (Mat Fee $50).

Seminar: Toshiharu Sawada 7dan in San Jose, CA Oct 27-28, 2018
Posted 10/25/2018 1:27pm [from Eric Norige]

Kimori Dojo SVB is pleased to invite the larger California Aikido community to join us training with Toshiharu Sawada at DeAnza College, San Jose, CA on Oct 27-28. Sawada Toshiharu shihan, 7th dan, began his Aikido training in 1965 after entering university. He trained under the guidance of Kazuo Chiba shihan, Norihiko Ichihashi shihan and Norihiko Watanabe shihan. Aikido Kimori Dojo was established on the 20th of January 2002 in Nagoya, Japan. Sawada shihan deeply draws from weapons training to improve body arts, so bring jo and bokken. All affiliations and levels welcome. Full seminar is $125, one day registration is $75. Email or go to for more information.

Seminar: Nov 10-11, 2018: WAAI Thanksgiving Aikido Seminar in Newark, DE
Posted 10/25/2018 1:27pm [from Birte Feld]

World Aikido Aikikai Inc. and the members of its headquarters at Aikido Delaware Aikikai will be celebrating the fall season and the gift of Aikido with their 2018 Thanksgiving Seminar! Please join us for 1.5 days of Aikido training led by WAAI Founder, Chairman, and Chief Instructor Rev. Zenko Okimura Shihan. Students and visitors are invited to Embrace Peace and enjoy the essence of O'Sensei's teachings through "skinship" classes, laughter, and a bountiful Thanksgiving potluck feast. ADA will proudly host WAAI yudansha testing for qualified candidates to demonstrate their sincere efforts and dedication to learning O'Sensei's Aikido. Where: Aikido Delaware Aikikai, WAAI Headquarters, 667 Dawson Dr, Ste A, Newark, DE 19713 When: Sat, Nov 10 @ 8.30 am to 5.30 pm (followed by potluck dinner) & Sun, Nov 11 @ 9.00 to 11.30 am Adults: $80 (includes lunch and dinner on Saturday), Aikido Kids: free on Sat 11am to 12pm. All are welcome! For more information visit or call 302-369-AIKI.

Seminar: Oct 12-14, 2018: George Ledyard Sensei in Oberlin, OH
Posted 9/15/2018 12:31pm [from Andrzej Siwkiewicz]

Oberlin Aikikai invites all to join us for the annual Fall Aikido Seminar in Oberlin with George Ledyard Sensei. This special gasshuku will be held at the Hales Gym, Oberlin College, 180 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074-1016: Friday, October 12, evening class at 7 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, October 13, morning class at 10 - 12 p.m., and afternoon class at 3 - 5 p.m. Sunday, October 14, morning class at 10 - 12 p.m. The full seminar cost is $110, or $30 per class. All affiliations are welcomed. Preregistration is recommended and housing available in hotels nearby. For more information visit:, email: or call 216-392 2274. See you on the mat, Andrzej Siwkiewicz Oberlin Aikido Club Head Instructor

Seminar: Shinjiro Yokoyama, 6th dan in Houston / Oct. 19-21, 2018
Posted 9/15/2018 12:31pm [from Jorge Garcia]

The Shudokan Aikido Association is pleased to be hosting Shinjiro Yokoyama from Tokyo, Japan at the Shudokan School of Aikido in Houston, Texas from October 19-21,2018. Yokoyama Sensei was a direct student of Shihan Hiroshi Kato, 8th dan for more than two decades at the Suginami Aikikai in Tokyo, Japan. Yokoyama Sensei will be teaching both body arts and the weapons system espoused by Kato Shihan. He will also show his own personal developments in the Aikido. All affiliations are welcome. Please bring a bokken and jo. For more information call 281-630-0361

Seminar: Friendship Seminar - Collings Sensei & Solonyy Sensei 9/22 & 23, 2018
Posted 8/29/2018 12:10pm [from Jason Mallia]

Sep 22-23, 2018: New York Yoshinkan Dojo and Genyukan Dojo are pleased to offer a friendship seminar by Tom Collings, Sensei 6th Dan Aikido Aikikai & Roman Solonyy, Sensei 4th Dan Aikido Yoshinkan. Location: Genyukan Dojo, 101-06 Queens Blvd., 2nd Floor, Forest Hills, NY 11375 For more information and registration, please contact Roman Solonyy Sensei via email: or at (646)229-4649 or visit

Seminar: Sep 22, 2018: Basics Seminar with Erik Calderon in Arlington, TX
Posted 8/24/2018 9:44pm [from Erik Calderon]

September 22, 2018 Arlington Aikido will be hosting a special Aikido Basics Seminar with Erik Sasha Calderon, 4th dan. After training in Japan, Calderon Sensei moved back to Houston and founded the Dojo ShinKikan. He was instrumental in introducing Kato, Hiroshi Shihan to the Aikido world. The basics seminar will cover Basic Aikido movements, such as front and back rolls, back falls, shikou, basic attacks, basic weapons and kokyu. The seminar is free, and will be accepting donations to cover travel expenses. Please visit Shinkikan Aikido Seminar for more information.

Seminar: Aug 18, 2018: Keganin No Senshi Aikido Train-the-Trainers Workshop
Posted 7/29/2018 12:37pm [from Frances Welson]

Keganin No Senshi Aikido (KNSA) Train-the-Trainers workshop in Baltimore on 18 August. This workshop was developed for aikidoka interested in working with veterans. Military service members; veterans and their families; Veterans Administration staff; therapists and counselors; and anyone concerned about or interested in working with veterans are welcome. The workshop is an opportunity to learn about KNSA’s approach to teaching a therapeutic form of Aikido as a resource for veterans living with PTSD. Participants who are interested in applying what they learn will have a chance to practice during mini-classes and to receive feedback from staff and participants. Check link for details.

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