Event: Israel Aikikai's formal recognition by Hombu Dojo
Posted 7/18/2015 2:18pm [from Ze'ev Erlich]
July 23, 2015: A special aikido class, demonstrations and celebration of formal recognition of Israel Aikikai by Hombu Dojo.
Dojo News: Tomiki Aikido in Toronto, Canada
Posted 7/18/2015 2:18pm [from Sandjar Djalalov]
The Tomiki Aikido Club of U of T is looking for students. We are located in Downtown Toronto at U of T Campus. Head instructor is Sandjar Djalalov, 3rd dan.
For more info please visit our website http://www.tomikiaikidouoft.ca/
July 18: Celebration Of Chiba Sensei's Legacy, Birmingham UK
Posted 7/09/2015 9:49am [from Joe Curran]
On the 18th of July the British Birankai are hosting a Celebration of Chiba Sensei's Life and Legacy, There is also a buffet planned for the evening. Details can be found on the British Birankai website or by phoning 01912372908 for details. All are welcome. The event is in Birmingham University.
Dojo News: Ushi-Deshi program at Aikido Willapa Bay, WA
Posted 7/09/2015 9:49am [from Glenn Leichman]
Aikido Willapa Bay, a dojo located on pristine Willapa Bay on the coast of Washington State, is now offering a live in ushi-deshi program. Please contact us if you are interested in short or long term stays on our retreat facility.
David Goldberg Medical Fund
Posted 7/01/2015 12:25am [from Jun Akiyama]
David Goldberg (5th dan, River of Life Dojo, Fort Washington, PA) was in a serious motorcycle accident on June 26 in Pennsylvania and is in the hospital. A student and friend of his has set up a GoFundMe fund (below). Please consider lending a hand to a long-time aikido practitioner and teacher. Every little bit helps!
Please click here to visit the funding page.
Seminar: Bill Witt Shihan at Austin Iwama Aikido, Jul 31 - Aug 2, 2015
Posted 6/23/2015 6:03pm [from C.S. Field]
Bill Witt Shihan (7th Dan), a direct student of both Morihiro Saito as well as the founder of aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, will be conducting a seminar at Austin Iwama Aikido this July 31st through August 2nd. Register by June 30th to take advantage of the reduced $100 early registration fee.
Rick Stickles Sensei Passes Away
Posted 6/22/2015 9:09am [from Jun Akiyama]
USAF News is reporting that Rick Stickles sensei (7th dan, Aikido Schools of New Jersey) has passed away this Sunday, June 21, 2015. According to their report, ASNJ members will be holding a memorial service at their dojo on Wednesday, June 24, at 7pm.
Stickles sensei was introduced to aikido shortly after graduating from NYU and became soto deshi under Yoshimitsu Yamada sensei. He founded Aikido Schools of New Jersey in 1977 and created a curriculum called "Sit, Cut, Throw" which incorporates his Dzogchen meditation practice, aiki-ken, and empty-handed aikido practices. He was married with three children.
My condolences to his family, friends, students, and loved ones.
Seminar: 17th International Aikido Summer Camp in Poland, Aug 16-22, 2015
Posted 6/08/2015 2:11pm [from Kristen Radtke]
Meido Moore Sensei (Shinjinkai in USA, 6th dan), Tomasz Krzyzanowski Sensei (AAI-Polska in Poland, 6th dan) and special guest Urban Aldenklint Shihan (Iyasaka Dojo in Sweden, 7th dan) will instruct this annual friendship event which regularly draws students from up to 10 nations. Weapons, empty-hand and Zen meditation practice will be conducted. The camp fee includes all meals and accomodation. English language flyer here: http://www.aai-polska.pl/ulotki/2015IlawaDorosliENG.pdf