Ralph Chiaradia of Hartford Connecticut has passed away
Posted 7/13/2016 6:46pm [from Brian Putkonen]
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Sensei Ralph Chiaradia of Hartford Connecticut. Ralph has maintained an active dojo in his basement dojo for the past 50 years. He has trained thousands of students and considered all that entered his dojo, a friend. Sensei Ralph chose to maintain an independent dojo but had fond memories of many aikido students and schools throughout New England. He still maintained many relationships with students long after they left the dojo. As my Sensei, friend, extended family, and fishing partner, he will be missed.
Sensei Chiaradia (ki a ra di a ) started his aikido journey in 1964 when Aikido was first introduced to the United States. His training began by traveling to New York to study with the newly formed New York Aikikai. Shortly thereafter he started his own dojo as a way to continue his training outside of New York and thereby established the first Aikido Dojo in Connecticut in 1965, the 13th Aikido dojo in the US. Sensei Chiaradia along with his daughter Joanna continued training in New York for many years along with attending Aikido Summer camps throughout the East Coast during the 60’s, and continuing into the early 80's. Sensei Chiaradia has trained under Koichi Tohei, Yamada, Mauriyama, Kanai, Chiba, Saotome and other direct students of Uyeshiba, the founder of Aikido. He was strongly influenced by Koichi Tohei, who he trained under numerous times when he visited our country. He was fortunate to become friends with Tohei who visited his dojo several times.
Seminar: International Summer Camp in Poland, Aug. 15-21, 2016
Posted 7/13/2016 6:46pm [from Kristen Radtke]
Meido Moore Sensei (6th dan, USA) and Tomasz Krzyzanowski Sensei (6th dan, Poland) will instruct at this 17th annual International Aikido Summer Camp in Olsztyn, Poland. Special guest instructor: Urban Aldenklint Shihan (7th dan, Sweden). The camp is open to participants of any rank and organization, and typically attracts more than 100 aikidoists from as many as 9 different nations. Please click the link for English-language information and registration info.
Seminar: Meido Moore and John Mazza in Chicago, July 23-24, 2016
Posted 6/27/2016 9:59pm [from Kristen Radtke]
Shinjinkai's annual Shochugeiko (summer training seminar) will be held in Chicago on July 23-24 with instruction led by Meido Moore Sensei (6th dan) and John Mazza Sensei (6th dan) Both taijutsu and weapons training will be conducted. All welcome! Details and online registration at www.shinjinkai.org.
Event: Open House at River of Life Dojo, June 25, 2016
Posted 6/24/2016 10:32am [from Bob Heffner]
On Saturday June 25th River of Life Dojo is having a free Aikido open house from 10 to 12. The two classes will be taught by 5th Dan Tony Fiore and 4th Dan Ken Cadogan of Chester County Aikido. Everyone is welcome to attend all you need is a desire to learn Aikido. You can participate in either class or both if you want. After the training there will be free hotdogs and raffle prizes.
River of Life Dojo is located in beautiful Fort Washington PA, just north of Philadelphia and a 5 min walk from the Fort Washington train station. For any questions please call 215-542-0102. The Dojo is located at 321 Morris Rd in Fort Washington Pa.
Seminar: Lisa Tomoleoni in the UK, July 15-17 & 23-24
Posted 6/18/2016 4:57pm [from John Burn]
Lisa Tomoleoni sensei, 6th dan visits the UK for the first time for 2 consecutive weekend seminars in July 2016, England and Scotland.
Lisa's first seminar is in Coventry, England at Chishin Dojo. The second is in Glasgow, Scotland and hosted by Senshin Dojo.
Lisa holds the rank of Roku Dan (6th dan), received directly from Moriteru Ueshiba, Aikido Doshu. She spent over 13 years in Japan training at the Aikido World Headquarters and teaching Aikido professionally at a dojo in Tokyo. She also has yudansha ranking in Judo and Iaido and is a member of the Kenshukan Dojo in Tokyo. Tomoleoni Sensei is a coauthor of the book "Along the Way", a collection of writings about training.
Cost for either seminar is £50.
Seminar: Kim Peuser, 7th Dan, in Austin, Texas: July 29 - 31, 2016
Posted 6/02/2016 12:22pm [from Christopher Field]
Hosted by Austin Iwama Aikido. $100 through June 30th, $125 thereafter. All styles are welcome to attend!
Seminar: Paviot Shihan 7thDan & Ange Shihan 6th Dan in CA, AZ (June 2016)
Posted 6/02/2016 12:22pm [from Andrea Debiasi]
"Kokusai Aikido Kenshukai Kobayashi Hirokazu Ryu" (KAKKHR) regrets to inform you that Cognard André Shihan cannot conduct the seminars scheduled in June, due to reasons beyond his control.
The seminar originally scheduled in Arlington, VA/DC Metro Area (June 6) has been canceled. The seminars scheduled in Los Angeles, CA (June 9-12) and Phoenix, AZ (June 18-19) will be conducted by Marcella Paviot Shihan, 7th Dan (Kyoshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai) & Guillaume Ange Shihan, 6th Dan (Kyoshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai).
Paviot Shihan and Ange Shihan will be on the mat, in order to transmit the Kobayashi Ryu Aikido and to interact with the local Aikido communities, with the very same enthusiasm.
Do not miss this fantastic opportunity to meet two among the most experienced instructors from Europe.
All affiliations, levels, and juniors are very welcome.
Check out the details in the dedicated Website: http://www.usa-seminar-kakkhh.com
Seminar: Cognard Shihan 8thDan in Florence, Italy, June 3-4
Posted 6/02/2016 12:22pm [from Andrea Debiasi]
“Kokusai Aikido Kenshukai Kobayashi Hirokazu Ryu” (KAKKHR) is glad to announce the Aikido Seminar directed by Cognard André Shihan, 8th Dan (Hanshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai) in Florence (Bagno a Ripoli), Italy, on June 3rd-4th 2016.
The seminar is open to everyone. All affiliations, levels, and juniors are welcome.
For further details and the flyer, check out here