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Doka of the Day - October 13, 2015
Inviting him in, he approaches,
A wind in made to blow.
Cut it off, retain it and perfect it
Through the Aiki (love-ki) of the Kami.

                              - Morihei Ueshiba

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Seminar: Tres Hofmeister Sensei at Bond Street Dojo, NYC, January 8-10
Posted 10/13/2015 9:49am [from Bond Street Dojo]

Please save the dates! Tres Hofmeister sensei will be coming for our annual Kagami Biraki seminar January 8-10, 2016 (dan testing and celebration planned for Sunday). Please check back at for more information and to pre-register.

Dojo News: Yoshinkan Aikido Style Dojo in Boston, MA!
Posted 10/13/2015 9:49am [from Nikolay Shustov]

For everyone in Boston, MA vicinity who is interested in studying Yoshinkan style of Aikido. Starting from June, 2015, there is a new Aikido dojo opened in Boston, that features Yoshinkan style of Aikido classes (Doshinkan, AANA). Osu! - Nikolay Shustov, Dojocho of Doshin Aiki Dojo

Seminar: Tres Hofmeister in Oberlin, OH, Oct 30-Nov 1, 2015
Posted 9/28/2015 11:38am [from Andrzej Siwkiewicz]

Oberlin Aikikai would like to extend warm welcome to all to join us for the fall training at the Halloween Seminar in Oberlin with Tres Hofmesiter Shihan. Tres Hofmeister Sensei is a senior instructor for Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU), teaching regularly at Boulder Aikikai and at seminars throughout North America and abroad. He is a student of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan and Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan. He began his training in 1978 and joined Boulder Aikikai in 1980. He has a particular interest in the process of learning in Aikido and its relationship to self-understanding. Hofmesiter Shihan has been recognized with the Ueshiba Juku designation by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan, indicating his direct lineage to the Founder and Saotome Shihan himself. Keiko will be held at the Hales Gym, Oberlin College, 180 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074-1016: Friday, October 30th, evening class at 7 - 9 p.m., Saturday, October 31st, morning class at 10 - 12 p.m., and afternoon class at 3 - 5 p.m. Sunday, November 1st, morning class at 10 - 1 p.m. The seminar cost is $110, or $35 per class. Saturday night dinner party at Hales - $15. All affiliations are welcomed. Preregistration is recommended and housing available in hotels nearby. For more information visit: email: or, or call 216-3922274. See you on the mat, Andrzej Siwkiewicz Oberlin Aikido Club Head Instructor

Seminar: Shimamoto Shihan @ Toronto Oct 3 & 4, 2015
Posted 9/18/2015 10:26am [from C Ang]

International Friendship Seminar in Toronto.. Oct 3 & 4, 2015 at Japanese Canadian Cultural Center. Featuring: Katsuyuki Shimamoto Shihan 8th Dan, Japan, Osamu Obata Shihan 7th Dan, Canada, Philip Lee Shihan 6th Dan, Singapore, Aziz Belhassane Shihan 6th Dan, Belgium, Frank Burlingham Sensei 5th Dan, United Kingdom

Event: Events with John Araujo (6th dan, Aikido of Bristol County)
Posted 9/18/2015 10:26am [from John Araujo]

John Araujo (6th dan, Aikido of Bristol County) will be participating in a variety of events in 2015/2016: Sep 26: Women's self defense workshop. Oct 3: Manjiro Festival in Fairhaven, MA. Nov 12-14: Workshop & blackbelt testing. Jan, 2016: Workshop in Livermore, CA. May 18-22, 2016: Workshop in Richland, WA.

Seminar: Oct 9-11, 2015: Ryuji Shirakawa, 5th Dan in Calgary
Posted 9/18/2015 10:26am [from Andrew Barron]

Calgary Aikikai welcomes all to our October 9 - 11th, 2015 fall seminar with Ryuji Shirakawa Sensei. This seminar is well worth attending to watch a new and up and coming practitioner following in the footsteps of his famous father Katsutoshi Shirakawa Shihan. For a previous you can observe his dynamic technique on the following link

Seminar: March 11-13, 2016: IOA Winter Seminar - Kingston Upon Thames
Posted 9/06/2015 6:34pm [from Fernando]

Kingston Aikido Club will we hosting the Institute Of Aikido (IOA) Winter School 2016 on the 11th, 12th and 13th March. Please register your interest here: To view the Kingston Aikido club website go here:

Seminar: Mary Heiny Sensei in Vermont Oct 16-18, 2015
Posted 8/30/2015 11:35am [from Don Hebert]

This annual seminar is both small and intimate so that each person has the maximum opportunity to receive the benefit of Mary's unique and insightful teaching. Anyone wishing to both broaden and deepen their Aikido practice should consider attending this seminar. River Valley Aikido, 11 Cottage Street, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301.

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