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Doka of the Day - May 23, 2017
Though only one enemy calls you out
Be on your best guard.
To deal with one adversary in the spirit of facing ten thousand
Is the Way if the Warrior.

                              - Morihei Ueshiba


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Seminar: Cognard Shihan 8 Dan in Virginia (June 9-10 2017)
Posted 5/15/2017 8:25pm [from Andrea Debiasi]

"Kokusai Aikido Kenshukai Kobayashi Hirokazu Ryu" (KHR) is pleased to announce the 2-day seminar conducted by Cognard André Shihan 8th Dan (Hanshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai) in Arlington, VA/DC Metro Area on June 9-10 2017. All affiliations, levels, and juniors are very welcome. Check out the details in the dedicated Website: http://www.usa-seminar-kakkhh.com

Seminar: Cognard Shihan 8th Dan in Florence, Italy, June 3-4, 2017
Posted 5/15/2017 8:24pm [from Andrea Debiasi]

"Accademia di Aikido e Cultura Tradizionale Giapponese" (AACTG) & "Kokusai Aikido Kenshukai Kobayashi Hirokazu Ryu" (KHR) are pleased to announce the 2-day seminar conducted by Cognard André Shihan 8th Dan (Hanshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai) in Florence, Italy on June 3-4 2017. All affiliations, levels, and juniors are very welcome. Check out the details in the flyer

Article: "Connection in Aikido" by Ania Small
Posted 5/09/2017 10:39am [from Jun Akiyama]

Here's a nice article entitled "Connection in Aikido" by Ania Small (5th dan, Aikido of Maine) focusing on what "connection" means to four aikido instructors: Mitsugi Saotome, Hiroshi Ikeda, Bill Gleason, and Dan Messisco. From the article: "Connection is essential to Aikido, yet it’s not often talked about. It’s difficult to define, and even harder to teach. So what is the path for discovering unity in our own body and in movement with our partner? How can it be taught? This article focuses on how four teachers: Mitsugi Saotome, Hiroshi Ikeda, Bill Gleason and Dan Messisco describe connection, and what methods they use to help their students learn how to move in unison with their partners. In addition to experiencing their teaching in class, I asked for additional clarifications of their approach."

Seminar: May 20 & 21, 2017 - Rev. Zenko Okimura, 7th dan, in St. Paul, MN
Posted 4/29/2017 8:18pm [from Eric Buchanan]

Okimura Shihan will be at the Shuharikan dojo in St. Paul, MN, on May 20 & 21. All styles and affiliations welcome.

Event: May 12-21, 2017 "Aikido at the Leading Edge" Tele-Summit
Posted 4/28/2017 11:24am [from Andrea Ebert]

Online free global event that will run for 10 days from May 12th to the 21st, 2017. Bow in to our "virtual dojo" and learn from over 40 men and women who are teachers, thought leaders, pioneers, and entrepreneurs in the Aikido world. More information

Crowdfunding for 2017 East African Seminar
Posted 4/27/2017 11:57am [from Jun Akiyama]

Here is an Aikido crowdfunding campaign to support the 2017 East African Seminar. The team organizing the seminar consists of Richard Strozzi-Hecker, Lou Pollack, Tesfaye Tekelu, and Katina Bishop. From the page: "The 2017 East African Seminar, a collaboration between Aikido Ethiopia and the African Union Peace Initiative will represent the first of its kind. Young African practitioners from Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Djibouti will have the unique opportunity to learn from world renowned international experts in Aikido, embodied leadership, somatic education, and conflict resolution."

Publication: "Blood, Sweat & Years" by John Longford
Posted 4/27/2017 10:41am [from John Longford]

I have written a book detailing my training and travels in Aikido over the past 37 years. It is called: "Blood, Sweat & Years". The book is a light-hearted account with a forward by Sensei Tony Sargeant, 6th Dan Aikikai.

Seminar: Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan at Oberlin Aikikai, April 28-30, 2017
Posted 4/06/2017 11:15am [from Andrzej Siwkiewicz]

All are welcome to join Oberlin Aikikai for the May Fair Seminar featuring Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan of Boulder Aikikai. This year Ikeda Shihan will visit Oberlin College April 28-30th, 2017. Ikeda sensei has been visiting Oberlin for more than 30 years teaching May Fair seminars and sharing his unique insight into Aikido. He travels around the world often participating in Bridge seminars that include teachers from other organizations and arts. Keiko will be held at the Hales Gym, Oberlin College, 180 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074-1016: Friday, April 28, evening class at 7 - 9 p.m. Saturday, April 28, morning class at 10 - 12 p.m., and afternoon class at 3 - 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30, morning class at 10 - 1 p.m. The seminar cost $140, or $40 per class. Preregistration is advised and housing available in hotels nearby. For more information visit: http://www.oberlin.edu/stuorg/Aikido/events.htm or http://clevelandaikido.com/events/, or call 216-3922274. See you on the mat, Andrzej Siwkiewicz Oberlin Aikido Club Head Instructor



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