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Doka of the Day - November 27, 2014
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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August AikiWeb Columns Now Available
Posted 8/29/2014 5:15pm [from Jun Akiyama]

The August 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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Dojo News: Yamada Shihan Visis Newport Beach Aikikai and receives Press
Posted 11/24/2014 3:19pm [from Charn Pennewaert]

Yamada Shihan visits Newport Beach Aikikai and receives media attention and press release with images on local newspaper - online. "We are so excited to have Yamada Shihan celebrate his 50th-anniversary seminar at our dojo. Yamada Shihan travels the world spreading his intensive aikido training and knowledge and is a formative figure in aikido today," Gentil Pennewaert, chief instructor of Newport Beach Aikido, said in the release.

Video of 50th Anniversary Seminar: Yamada Shihan
Posted 11/24/2014 3:19pm [from Charn Pennewaert]

Yamada Shihan completes his 50th Anniversary Seminar tour at Newport Beach Aikido on November 16th where aikido students from Santa Barbara, Tarzana, North Valley, City Aikido in Los Angeles all came together to celebrate 50 years of Aikido expertise.

Uchi Deshi Program in California with Lia Suzuki Sensei
Posted 11/24/2014 3:19pm [from Cuan Soo Hoo]

Lia Suzuki Sensei has launched an UchiDeshi program at her Santa Barbara and Los Angeles dojos. Applications now being accepted.

Other: Sculpture : Portrait O Sensei - Limestone
Posted 11/24/2014 3:19pm [from Fulbert DUBOIS]

I am a french sculptor and aikidoka and i am glad to present my last sculpture of O sensei. It is a huge limestone buste all hand-carved (1m tall - 400kg).

Seminar: Kashiwaya Koichi Sensei in Chicago, Nov 14-16, 2014
Posted 11/12/2014 5:04pm [from Kagan Arik]

Fall Seminar with Koichi Kashiwaya Sensei, 8th Dan Shin Shin Tōitsu Aikidō, Okuden Shin Shin Toitsu Dō, Chief Instructor of Midland Ki Federation, Ki no Kenkyū Kai Special Advisor and Shihan, and Head of Ki-Aikidō USA. Also in attendance will be John Eley Sensei, 6th Dan Shin Shin Tōitsu Aikidō, Jōden Shin Shin Tōitsu Dō Chief Instructor of Chicago Ki Society. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, at the University of Chicago Ki-Aikido Club (Genkikai dojo), 5550 S. University Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637. Please email us for detailed information: kagan.arik(at)

Seminar: Tres Hofmeister Sensei at Bond Street Dojo, NYC, January 9-11
Posted 10/27/2014 12:12pm [from Bond Street Dojo]

Registration is now open for our Kagami Biraki seminar and celebration with Tres Hofmeister Sensei, 7th dan, of Boulder Aikikai. Please visit for more information and to pre-register.

Seminar: Cognard Shihan 8th Dan in Padova, Italy - Nov. 22-23 2014
Posted 10/22/2014 6:57am [from Andrea Debiasi]

"Accademia di Aikido e Cultura Tradizionale Giapponese" (AACTG) & "Kokusai Aikido Kenshukai Kobayashi Hirokazu Ryu Ha" (KakKHhh) are pleased to announce the Aikido Seminar directed by Cognard André Shihan 8th Dan (Hanshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai) in Padova (Padua), Italy, on November 22-23 2014. Location: Palestra Ilaria Alpi, via Lucca 48, 35143 Padova. The seminar is open to everyone. All affiliations, levels, and juniors are very welcome. For further information download the Flyer

Seminar: Toshiharu Sawada, 7th Dan, Nov 15-16 2014, Cupertino, CA
Posted 10/22/2014 6:57am [from Stephen Pi]

Toshiharu Sawada, 7th Dan and Chief Instructor of the Aikido Kimori Dojo in Nagoya Japan, will be teaching at his first seminar in the US. Sawada sensei has been practicing Aikido for over 45 years and has developed a dynamic style that fully incorporates his unique weapons movements to his taijutsu. Please join us for a special weekend of training with one of the most technically exceptional instructors practicing today. Seminar location will be De Anza College, Cupertino, CA. For seminar registration info please contact

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