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Doka of the Day - March 19, 2018
The multitudinous worlds of this existing universe
All at once are opened.
Plum Blossoms!
The second opening of the Great Stone Door.

                              - Morihei Ueshiba

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Seminar: Jacques Bardet, 7th Dan Shihan, Edinburgh Scotland, 2-4th March 2018
Posted 2/28/2018 7:47pm [from Scott Reed]

Jacques Bardet returns to Edinburgh for his annual course. Jacques is a senior student of the late Tamura Nobuyoshi Sensei and until recently, ran a full-time dojo in Paris. The course is open to all and everyone is very welcome. Please bring proof of insurance and aikido weapons.

Seminar: Aikido Shinju-Kai 30th Anniversay Seminar in Singapore, 6-8 April 2018
Posted 2/28/2018 7:47pm [from Alexander Lee]

Train with Aikido Masters across 20 over countries. Expecting more than 25 countries with an estimate of 1200 local and foreign participants. The seminars will be conducted by 12 internationally-renowned Shihans, all with diverse backgrounds. 11 of them hold the Shihan Title (Master Instructor). The event will commence with a two and a half day seminar beginning at Noon on Friday 6th April followed by an Embukai (public demonstration), on the afternoon of Sunday 8th April 2018, and concluding with an Anniversary Gala Dinner graced by local dignitaries and over 800 foreign and local guests at the five-star Mandarin Orchard Ballroom on the evening of Sunday 8th April 2018. An important aspect of the Aikido Shinju-Kai 30th Anniversary Seminar(ASK30) is the visit by Waka Sensei Mitsuteru Ueshiba, the great grandson of the Founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba. His visit signifies Singapore as an important centre for the practice of aikido. Along with Waka Sensei, there will also be other distinguished Shihans, Senseis, overseas guests, local dignitaries and other VIPs.

Anita Köhler (6th dan, AIkido Dojo Darmstadt) Passes Away
Posted 2/04/2018 8:38pm [from Jun Akiyama]

I have just received news that Anita Köhler (6th dan, Aikido Dojo Darmstadt, Germany) has passed away. Köhler started aikido in 1987 with Ingo Beardi and then started training with Christian Tissier in 1990. She also studied taichi and bagua with Bruce Frantzis, Lui Jin Ru, and Kong Cheng. My condolences to her family, friends, students, and loved ones.

Seminar: Feb 17, 2018: Aikido Shugyo with Collings Sensei, East Hanover NY
Posted 1/15/2018 4:48pm [from Jason Mallia]

Shugyo - Training of the Spirit - Join with Aikido 6th Dan Tom Collings Sensei on Saturday February 17 (1-4 PM) at Aikido Centers - East Hanover 55 Eagle Rock Ave, East Hanover, NY 07936 for a day of seated meditation, standing meditation, moving meditation and sound practices just as O-Sensei did in his daily life. Cost of the Seminar is a $30.00 mat fee.

2018 Kagami Biraki Promotions List
Posted 1/14/2018 12:47am [from Jun Akiyama]

Aikikai Hombu Dojo has just released its 2018 Kagami Biraki promotions list. Congratulations to everyone listed! Are there any names you recognize and would like to congratulate?

Seminar: February 9-11th 2018 Michael Friedl Shihan 7th Dan in Calgary
Posted 1/14/2018 12:47am [from Andrew Barron]

Calgary Aikikai is excited to welcome back Michael Friedl Shihan of Aikido of Ashland, Oregon. Friedl Sensei will be teaching from February 9th to 11th, 2018. All styles and arts are welcome to train and learn with this master instructor who has been practicing aikido for over 45 years. For information see

Seminar: Meido Moore & John Mazza in Chicago, Feb 9-11, 2018
Posted 1/01/2018 2:03am [from Kristen Radtke]

Meido Moore Sensei (6th dan) and John Mazza Sensei (6th dan) will lead Shinjinkai's annual Kangeiko, winter training seminar, in Chicago. All are welcome. Info and registration at

Kyoichi Inoue (10th dan, Yoshinkan) Passes Away
Posted 12/24/2017 3:38pm [from Jun Akiyama]

I have received word that Kyoichi Inoue (10th dan, Yoshinkan Aikido) has passed away. Born in 1935, he started training at the newly founded Aikido Yoshinkan in 1955, becoming uchideshi under Gozo Shioda. He taught metropolitan police officers as a martial arts instructor from 1970 until 1994. Inoue became the second director of the Yoshinkan in 2002. He received his 9th dan from Shioda in 1992 and his 10th dan in 2009 from the International Budo Federation. My condolences go out to his family, friends, students, and loved ones.

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