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Doka of the Day - August 19, 2017
With "Eiii" cut him down!
That enemy that lurks within,
Instruct him with "Yah,"
Guide him with "Toh."

                              - Morihei Ueshiba


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May 2017 AikiWeb Columns Now Available!
Posted 5/31/2017 3:02pm [from Jun Akiyama]

This month's batch of AikiWeb Columns is now available! We have a great set of five columns including "It Had to be Felt" columns on Maruyama Shuji by Ron Ragusa and on Matsuoka Haruo by Josh Gold; the first installment of a new series called "Aikido Picayunes" from John Driscoll; an essay on "Training After Shodan" from The Mirror; and, a column entitled "Wei Wu Wei" from Ross Robertson. As always, your comments in the thread following each column are appreciated by the authors, so please be sure to leave them your thoughts. Read columns here: http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=75


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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 info@korinji.org.

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. http://www.gashuku.net/documents/HowtoteachAikidoSeminar2017.pdf

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 http://livingaikido.life/dojo-cho-info

Publication: "The Language of Aikido" by Michael Hacker
Posted 6/07/2017 8:47am [from Jun Akiyama]

Michael Hacker's new book "The Language of Aikido: A Practitioner's Guide to Japanese Characters and Terminology" has just been released in E-book format! It 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 and practice of our art for practitioners of our art. An invaluable addition to every Aikido library. Highly recommended!

Seminar: 6/30-7/2/2017: Igarashi Shihan Last Summer Seminar Calgary
Posted 6/02/2017 10:32am [from Andrew Barron]

Igarashi, K Shihan 7th Dan is holding his last summer seminar in Calgary from June 30th to July 2nd, 2017. After supporting Calgary Aikikai for the almost four decades, as sensei of our founder Inaba, Y Shihan 6h Dan dojo’s ( Calgary Aikikai Established in 1980), and then following Inaba Sensei’s passing, as the mentor, yearly seminar conductor and yudansha examiner, he has decided to reduce his travel and commitments. Igarashi Shihan’s teaching style and wealth of understanding of all aspects of Aikido will forever be cherished by our members. We welcome all former and new students join us in this event. (for information see www.calgaryaikikai.com)

Seminar: Aug 2017: Moore & Krzyzanowski in Poland
Posted 5/29/2017 7:08pm [from Kristen Radtke]

August 11-13, 2017: Meido Moore Sensei (6th dan) and Tomasz Krzyzanowski Sensei (6th dan) will lead a seminar hosted by Endokan Dojo in Liepaja, Latvia. All welcome! August 14-20, 2017: Meido Moore Sensei (6th dan) and Tomasz Krzyzanowski Sensei (6th dan) will lead the 19th annual international summer camp in Olsztyn, Poland. Students from 8-10 nations routinely attend...all welcome! For information please contact through www.aai-polska.pl



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