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Doka of the Day - September 24, 2017
The structure of the myriad worlds of this universe
Is brought to completion by its divine Parent (mi-oya).
And so I will leave it be
As she left it.

                              - Morihei Ueshiba

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AikiWeb Columns: 20th Anniversary Edition
Posted 8/29/2017 10:53am [from Jun Akiyama]

To celebrate AikiWeb's 20th anniversary this month (August, 2017), we have eight columns on the topic of "Twenty Years" from authors including Peter Godsbury, Janet Rosen, Linda Eskin, Lynn Seiser, Stefan Stenudd, Paul Schweer, and Ross Robertson. Click here to read the columns. Thank you, all, for 20 years of support for AikiWeb!

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Seminar: Shirakawa, Ryuji in Calgary, Alberta Oct. 6-8th 2017
Posted 9/11/2017 2:12pm [from Andrew Barron]

We are excited and looking forward to training with 6th dan Ryuji Shirakawa Shihan of Sendai, Japan once again this Canadian Thanksgiving. This three day seminar with this dynamic sensei is not to be missed. This will be Sensei’s only North American seminar in 2017 and is scheduled for October 6th, 7th and 8th. Please join us on the mat as Sensei teaches us with his characteristic humour, intensity, and powerful technique. If you haven't seen him check out:

Seminar: Mary Heiny Sensei in Oberlin, OH, Oct 6-8, 2017
Posted 9/11/2017 9:48am [from Andrzej Siwkiewicz]

Mary Heiny sensei will be coming back to Oberlin to teach our Fall Seminar October 6-8, 2017. She last visited Oberlin 10 years ago, so we are very pleased she is coming this year again. Mary Heiny Sensei (6th dan) has followed a path of physical and spiritual inspiration for more than forty five years, as a student and teacher of Aikido. She started this journey in 1965 after watching O'Sensei teach a class at Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan. Heiny Sensei brings to every class, workshop, and seminar she teaches not only her years of aikido training and teaching, but also her extensive experience and study of Japanese culture, language, Shinto and Buddhist philosophies, and Non-Violent Communication. She strives always to communicate the beauty and challenge of O'sensei's desire that we use Aikido to become empowered as creative, compassionate beings and learn to appreciate each other as members of one human family. Seminar keiko will be held at the Hales Gym, Oberlin College, 180 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074-1016: Friday, October 6, evening class at 7 - 8:30 p.m., Saturday, October 7, morning class at 10 - 12 p.m., and afternoon class at 3 - 5 p.m., and Sunday, October 8, morning class at 10 - 12:30 p.m. The full seminar cost is $110, or $35 per class. All affiliations are welcomed. Preregistration is recommended and housing available in hotels nearby. For more information visit:, or call 216-3922274.

Seminar: Tom Collings Sensei in Seattle, WA, 9/30 - 10/1/2017
Posted 9/07/2017 9:12am [from Jason Mallia]

Tenzan Aikido presents Tom Collings Sensei's practice which goes beyond style to demonstrate how each of us, using the principles of Aikido, can personalize our training and meet adversity with compassion. Tenzan Aikido Bruce Bookman Kaicho 7700 Aurora Ave N Seattle, WA 98103 (206) 525-4032

Uchideshi Training at Korinji Monastery (Madison, WI)
Posted 7/08/2017 9:16pm [from Kristen Radtke]

Applications are being accepted for combined Aikido/Zen residential training at Korinji, a Rinzai monastery near Madison, WI. Meido Moore Sensei (6th dan), who is also a Zen teacher, serves as the Korinji abbot and will direct the training. Uchideshi in this full-time residential program will participate in daily Zen practice according to the monastic schedule, but with approximately 4 hours daily allotted for Aikido training. For formal uchideshi training a minimum stay of six months is required, with longer stays encouraged. Persons wishing to reside and train for shorter periods are also welcome, however, as general guests. For more information please click the link; inquiries may be directed to

Publication: "The Language of Aikido" Now in Paperback!
Posted 7/05/2017 11:09pm [from Jun Akiyama]

"The Language of Aikido: A Practitioner's Guide to Japanese Characters and Terminology" by Michael Hacker is now available in paperback! “The Language of Aikido” is a well-researched book steeped with scholarship, personal experience, and heart. I believe “The Language of Aikido” will help clarify the Japanese language as used in Aikido to deepen both the theory as well as the practice of our art for students and teachers of all approaches, backgrounds, and experience levels. An invaluable addition to every Aikido library. Highly recommended!

Article: Aikido Assassins: The gang of Siberian athletes turned contract killers
Posted 7/05/2017 1:59am [from Jun Akiyama]

This article entitled "Aikido Assassins: The gang of Siberian athletes turned contract killers" describes Andrey Sinyukov, head of the Aikido Federation in Kuzbass, who reportedly engaged in racketeering, money-laundering, blackmail, and even murder through a criminal organization masquerading as a sports entity that he founded. From the article: "Sinyukov is reportedly a 2nd dan blackbelt in Aikido, a title he received in Tokyo. In Russia, he owned and operated the ‘Sei Shin’ training facility for children interested in learning Aikido. He regularly gave interviews to Kuzbass media, where he discussed the importance of sports as a form of education. This façade of legitimacy created by Sinyukov lasted until the the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation in the Kemerovo region reported that Sinyukov was “suspected in a number of especially grave crimes, including murder." In a matter of hours, Sinyukov went from a respected member of society to a wanted fugitive fleeing prosecution."

Event: 8/26-8/27, 2017: How to Run an Aikido Dojo Workshop, Spotsylvania, VA
Posted 7/05/2017 1:56am [from Aviv Goldsmith]

8/26-8/27, 2017 in Spotsylvania, CA: We are offering an innovative and informative seminar for Dojo Cho and Senseis and Assistant Instructors. How to Run an Aikido Dojo will be led by a successful businessperson and 6th dan Sensei, Aviv Goldsmith. Learn about all facets of how to make your dojo be more successful and efficient.

Video/DVD - Living Aikido Life
Posted 6/11/2017 1:31pm [from Bogdan Heretoiu]

Living Aikido Life is a project dedicated to connecting local Aikido Dojos with educators and parents from K-12 Public Schools in their community, with the intention to explore Aikido’s fundamental principle of conflict resolution based on mutual respect. The film and overall project provides exceptional knowledge in how Aikido’s principles can be applied in our daily lives, regardless of being a Martial Artist or not. For more information please visit

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