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Doka of the Day - April 25, 2015
Speeding down from Heaven,
The Kami of Light descends
Illuminating all the world
Even to the bottom of the seas.

                              - 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: Toshiro Suga, 7th Dan Shihan in Edinburgh 22-24 May 2015
Posted 4/24/2015 10:21am [from Scott Reed]

Toshiro Suga returns to Edinburgh, Scotland for his annual seminar over the weekend of the 22-24th May 2015. Classes begin on Friday at 18.30. The seminar is being held at Meadowbank Sports Centre on London Road. Please contact for more details. Everybody is welcome. Please bring valid aikido insurance and aikido weapons.

Seminar: 2015 May Fair Seminar with Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan in Oberlin, OH
Posted 4/24/2015 10:21am [from Andrzej Siwkiewicz]

Oberlin Aikikai will host Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan at the annual 2015 May Fair Seminar May 8-10, 2015. We would like to extend our warm welcome for all of you to join us and celebrate our tradition of annual Spring training in Oberlin with Ikeda Shihan- truly a one-of-a-kind seminar experience. Great training & socializing in a great location, with people coming from many distant places. Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan of Boulder Aikikai will visit Oberlin College May 8th through May 10th, 2015. Keiko will be held at the Hales Gym, Oberlin College, 180 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074-1016: Friday, May 8th, evening class at 7 - 9 p.m., Saturday, May 9th, morning class at 10 - 12 p.m., and afternoon class at 3 - 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 10, morning class at 10 - 1 p.m. The seminar cost $140, or $40 per class. All affiliations are welcomed. Preregistration is recommended and housing available in hotels nearby. For more information visit: or, or call 216-3922274. See you on the mat, Andrzej Siwkiewicz Oberlin Aikido Club Head Instructor

"Still going strong after 10 years, the 'babushkas fight club'"
Posted 4/14/2015 3:34pm [from Jun Akiyama]

This article entitled "Still going strong after 10 years, the 'babushkas fight club'" features a Yoshinkan aikido dojo in Siberia, where more than a dozen elderly ladies are celebrating their 10 year anniversary of the dojo. From the article: "'We train with pleasure,' said 77-year-old Svetlana Tyukova, who has already survived a heart attack. 'We've already devoted 10 years to it. I can't just give it up. When we were told we would get a black belt one day, we were laughing and didn't really believe it."

Seminar: Cognard Shihan 8thDan in VA, CA, AZ (June 2015)
Posted 4/14/2015 3:34pm [from Andrea Debiasi]

"Kokusai Aikido Kenshukai Kobayashi Hirokazu Ryu Ha" (KRH) is pleased to announce a series of seminars directed by Cognard André Shihan 8th Dan (Hanshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai), which will take place in Arlington, VA/DC Metro Area (June 8), Orange, CA (June 11-13), Phoenix, AZ (June 14-15), Los Angeles, CA (June 18-21). All affiliations, levels, and juniors are very welcome. Check out the details in the dedicated Website:

Dojo News: Southland Aikido reopens in Monterey Park, California
Posted 4/14/2015 3:34pm [from Southland Aikido]

Opening in the heart of San Gabriel Valley, adjacent to the Greater Los Angeles community, Southland Aikido formally reopened its doors on April 7, 2015. Originally founded in the early nineties by Dr. James Graves, it was reestablished in 2015 to promote traditional Aikido to its surrounding communities. Southland Aikido offers traditional Aikido and Iaido instruction. The Southland Aikido dojo is located at 670 Monterey Pass Road, Suite 210, Monterey Park, CA 91754. For more information, please contact (626) 826-1991.

Seminar: June 13, 2015: Stefan Stenudd Shihan (7th dan) in Edwards, CO
Posted 4/07/2015 9:22am [from Kent Krumvieda]

Aikikai Tanshinjuku Seminar with Stefan Stenudd Shihan (7th dan) from Sweden. June 13, 2015 11:00am - 16:00 Fee: $45 (pre-reg) $50 (at door) 439 Edwards Access Rd, Edwards, CO 816332 Inyodo Martial Arts Dojo located above Crazy Mountain Brewery.

Seminar: Roberto Maruyama 7th dan of Brazil in Salt Lake City, May 29-31
Posted 4/06/2015 1:59pm [from Chris Hoy]

Salt Lake Aikikai is pleased to welcome Roberto Maruyama Sensei (7th dan) of São Paulo, Brazil, for an Aikido seminar, May 29-31, 2015. Maruyama Sensei is the founder and leader of the Maruyama Institute of Aikido, which has 25 dojos training more than 800 aikidoka across Brazil. He was awarded his 7th degree black belt in January 2015 by the Aikikai Foundation (Hombu Dojo - Tokyo, Japan), the first native Brazilian to receive this rank.

Aikido Practitioner "Mr Bill" Requesting Help
Posted 4/06/2015 12:58pm [from Jun Akiyama]

Aikido practitioner Bill Perrett ("Mr Bill") of Santa Cruz, California, is asking for a little bit of assistance in helping his recovery from a brain tumor surgery. Won't you consider giving him a little boost in covering some of his medical costs? Please help at:

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