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Doka of the Day - May 1, 2016
The spiritual essence of the Heavens and Earth,
Congealing becomes the Way of the Cross-Shape "+".
Harmony and Joy make up the Floating Bridge
That binds this world together.

                              - Morihei Ueshiba

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Posted 2/29/2016 6:43pm [from Jun Akiyama]

The January and February AikiWeb Aikido Columns are now available for your reading pleasure! On this Leap Day, we have two months' worth of great columns -- eight of them! -- from Ross Robertson, Lynn Seiser, "The Mirror," Gadi Shorr, and Benjamin Pincus. 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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Passing of Peter Megann
Posted 4/18/2016 12:29pm [from joe curran]

Dear All, I have recently heard that Peter Megann, the ex General Secretary of the British Aikido Federation passed away recently.As the General Secretary of the B.A.F it is fair to say that in this role he played a big part in the running of the B.A.F. I was not a close friend of Peter however on hearing the news of his demise I felt that another erstwhile colleague sadly is no longer with the aikido fraternity/I send my condolences to his son Alex,his family and friends.With Respect, Joe Curran.

Seminar: John Araujo in Richland, WA, May 18-22, 2016
Posted 4/18/2016 12:29pm [from John]

Spring Tenshin Aikido Seminar in Richland, Washington May 18-22, 2016 John Araujo Sensei, 6th Dan will be in back in Richland, Wa at his affiliated dojo! Hosted by Brandon Needham Sensei Dojo-Cho of Tri-City Aikido Tenshin Dojo, 1930 Saint Street Richland, WA. 99354 Phone: (509) 727-8743 Members fee for entire seminar $35 Non-Members fee $50 (by invitation only) For more info See you all there!

Publication: Atemi: The Thunder and Lightning of Aikido
Posted 4/18/2016 12:29pm [from Ken Jeremiah]

Atemi: The Thunder and Lightning of Aikido revisits the source of the art by teaching the striking methods that made Ueshiba’s techniques so effective. It explores the common (yet mistaken) notion of atemi as a secondary aspect of Aikido, and argues that such an idea is incorrect, since O-Sensei’s own teachings reveal that striking is the very core of the art.

Seminar: Shimamoto Shihan 8th Dan Aikikai in Israel June 5-7, 2016
Posted 4/18/2016 12:29pm [from zeev erlich]

Shimamoto Shihan 8th Dan Aikikai (79 years old) is the head of Shosenji Dojo in Toyonaka - Osaka, and the head priest of Shosenji Zen Temple. He was a direct student of the founder of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba O-Sensei, and one of the closest disciples of the late Kisaburo Osawa Sensei. Shimamoto Sensei will conduct a seminar in Israel at Masatake Dojo from June 5th until June 7th. For further information:

Seminar: Aikido Bridge in Perth, Western Australia, June 3-5, 2016
Posted 3/29/2016 10:01am [from Paul Denne]

Seminar: Ikeda sensei, Sakabe sensei and more. Aikido Bridge - Perth, Western Australia. 3rd June - 5th June 2016 The Aikido Friendship Bridge Seminar is a 3 day training seminar held in Perth, Australia. This event is a great way to meet other aikidoka from different countries and to broaden your knowledge of Aikido with our special guest instructors from all around the world.

Seminar: 2016 Bridge Seminar East, May 12-16, 2016
Posted 3/29/2016 10:01am [from Bob]

River of Life Dojo is host a Bridge Seminar on May 12-15 featuring: Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei 7th Dan, Aviv Goldsmith Sensei 6th Dan, Dan Messisco Sensei 6th Dan, Tony Fiore Sensei 5th Dan. River of Life Dojo is located just north of Philadelphia in beautiful Fort Washington, PA. Please see web site under seminars for more details!

Seminar: 2016 May Fair Seminar with Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan
Posted 3/29/2016 10:01am [from Andrzej Siwkiewicz]

Oberlin Aikikai will host Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan at the annual 2016 May Fair Seminar April 29 - May 1, 2016. We would like to extend our invitation for all to the traditional Spring training in Oberlin with Ikeda Shihan. Great Aikido practice & socializing in a location of college setting. Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan of Boulder Aikikai will visit Oberlin College April 29 through May 1, 2016. Keiko will be held at the Hales Gym, Oberlin College, 180 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074-1016: Friday, April 29th, evening class at 7 - 9 p.m., Saturday, April 30th, morning class at 10 - 12 p.m., and afternoon class at 3 - 5 p.m., and Sunday, May 1st, 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

Seminar: Aikikai-RD with Sensei Philip Berrios, April 16-17, 2016
Posted 3/29/2016 10:01am [from Miguel Angel Pérez Sánchez]

Aikikai Dominican Republic invites you all to our International Aikido Seminar Instructed by Sensei Philip Berrios 6th Dan Aikikai, Shidoin. On the 16-17 of April 2016 To be conducted at Shugyo Shin Dojo aikikai in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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