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Doka of the Day - March 5, 2015
The honored techniques of ki
May manifest the spirit of the Great Snake
Or that of Bees.
To make such spirits (tama) appear
Is the Way of Takemusu.

                              - Morihei Ueshiba

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December AikiWeb Columns Now Available
Posted 12/31/2014 5:19pm [from Jun Akiyama]

The December AikiWeb Columns are now available for your reading pleasure at: This month, we have great articles from Ross Robertson, "The Mirror," Lynn Seiser, and Gadi Shorr. As always, your comments in the thread following each column are appreciated by the authors, so please be sure to leave them your thoughts!

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Seminar: John Araujo Sensei 6th in Richland, Wa, Aug 15, 2015
Posted 2/24/2015 4:30pm [from John Araujo]

Tri-City Tenshin AIkido Dojo of Richland, Wa is honored to host John Araujo Sensei by popular demand from Aikido Of Bristol County Tenshin Dojo of New Bedford, Ma. Araujo Sensei has over 30 years in Aikido. Araujo Sensei is the chief instructor of the wildly popular Aikido of Bristol County Tenshin Dojo in New Bedford, Ma. And the President of his Bushido Tenshin AIkido Federation. Tri-City Tenshin Aikido Dojo is one of Sensei's affiliated Dojo's. Araujo Sensei will again be bring his mastery of centering and aikido connection to Richland, Wa for a special seminar on Saturday August 15, 2015 from 10:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-4:00pm. This seminar will be energetic, expansive, and joyful. Don't miss this extraordinary event! This seminar is open to martial artists of all levels, affiliations and welcomes those who are new or seeking to cross train from other martial arts! This event will be held; Saturday August 15, 2015 10-12 2-4 Fee; $65 Tri-City Tenshin Aikido Dojo 1930 Saint Street Richland, wa. 99354 More info check out or Thank You!

Seminar: Cognard Shihan 8th Dan in Arlington, VA (March 30 2015)
Posted 2/24/2015 4:30pm [from Andrea Debiasi]

"Kokusai Aikido Kenshukai Kobayashi Hirokazu Ryu Ha" (KAKKHRH) is pleased to announce the seminar directed by Cognard André Shihan 8th Dan (Hanshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai), which will take place in Virginia/DC Metro Area on March 30 2015. All affiliations, levels, and juniors are very welcome. Check out the details in the dedicated Webpage:

Seminar: Memorial Training in honor of Masamichi Noro, San Francisco, CA
Posted 2/24/2015 4:30pm [from Penny Sablove]

April 11, 2015: Takeharu Noro Sensei, the son of Masamichi Noro Sensei, (1935-2013), will be coming from Paris, France to teach in the Bay Area as a memorial to his father. Masamichi Noro was uchi deshi to Osensei 1955-1961 and went on to found over 200 dojos in Europe and Africa. Later on, he developed a method of teaching Aikido, (originally called "Méthode Noro de l'aikido" and now called "Kinomichi.")

Sioux Hall (6th dan, Harvard Aikikai) Passes Away
Posted 2/07/2015 8:43am [from Jun Akiyama]

[youtube]xRH8w_Wn_EA[/youtube] I have just received word that Sioux Hall (6th dan, Harvard Aikikai) has passed away from stomach cancer. She had just received her shihan title by the USAF in aikido earlier this year. My condolences go out to her family, friends, students, and loved ones. From the Harvard Aikikai website: "Sioux Hall (rokudan, shidoin, Chief Instructor), a student of the late Mitsunari Kanai-shihan for 28 years, is the Chief Instructor at Harvard Aikikai. Since 2003, she has been regular instructor at Harvard. In addition, Hall-sensei has served as Chief Instructor at Wheaton College and Milton Academy, as Visiting Instructor at Martha’s Vineyard Aikido Club, as well as teaching classes at Boston University’s School of Theater Arts, the Charles River Creative Arts Camp, and with the MIT Aikido Club. In 1984, Hall-sensei founded and directed the Childrens Program and taught there for 20 years, under the guidance of Kanai-shihan. She has taught seminars in Ottawa, Albany, New York Aikikai, and at several East Coast Aikido camps. In keeping with the tradition of the Harvard Aikikai, Hall-sensei is affiliated with the United States Aikido Federation. Hall-sensei brings a strong commitment to setting a high standard of Aikido in the artistic and martial tradition of her own Sensei, to creating a welcoming atmosphere of mutual respect, and encouraging everyone to discover their full potential."

Seminar: Tomiki (Sport) Aikido Introductory Seminar in Greece (Jan-Mar, 2015)
Posted 2/07/2015 8:42am [from Apostolos Avlonitis]

January 13 through end of March, 2015: For the first time in Greece, Tomiki (Sport) Aikido is introduced during a 3 month seminar, open to all levels, with the intention to start regular classes later this year. Taught by Apostolos Avlonitis, 2nd Dan (British Aikido Association), in Athens Dojo (, close to Katechaki Station. Please contact Apostolos before attending on 6972435746, or

Seminar: Aiki Extensions US Conference, 3/25-3/27/2015, Fredericksburg VA
Posted 1/21/2015 2:34pm [from Greg Harkless]

The 2015 Aiki Extensions US Conference will take place March 25-27 at Aikido in Fredericksburg. The event will feature breakout sessions, traditional keiko, and social events that explore off-the-mat applications of aikido principles. Sessions will focus on Peacebuilding and Mediation, Education and Youth Outreach, Mind and Body, and Business and Leadership. Pre-Conference workshop: How to Teach Aikido to Veterans by Vietnam veteran Tom Osborn. Keynote: "Applying Aikido Principles in Diplomacy" by Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel. More information is available on the Conference webpage, by emailing staff@aikiextensions, or calling 650-275-2454 (AIKI). Discounts are available for early registrations as well as for Aiki Extensions members.

Hiroshi Ikeda Becomes "Independent Teacher"
Posted 1/20/2015 9:48am [from Jun Akiyama]

The Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU) has announced that Hiroshi Ikeda (7th dan, Boulder Aikikai) will be recognized as an "independent instructor" by their organization. From the announcement: "Some ties can never be broken nor would we ever want them to be. Ikeda Sensei is an important part of our extended family, always welcomed by Saotome Sensei and ASU dojos, but as an independent instructor Ikeda Sensei will no longer have a direct affiliation with ASU or the responsibility for conducting ASU yudansha examinations."

Dojo News: New Aikido Dojo in Trinidad
Posted 1/16/2015 5:37pm [from Kristen Radtke]

Jinshinkan Dojo ( has been established in Newtown, Port of Spain, Trinidad by Richard Bryant (2nd dan). Training is conducted regularly at its location within Queen's Park Judo Club. The dojo is associated with Shinjinkai. All are welcome!

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