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Doka of the Day - September 16, 2014
When you assume chudan,
Move the enemy's spirit into the midst
And grasp the rhythm in the same fist.

                              - 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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Seminar: Nobu Arakawa Sensei Seminar, Panama City FL, Oct 3-5, 2014
Posted 9/05/2014 9:35am [from Joe M Oglesby]

For our Fall 2014 seminar, Aikido of Panama City is hosting Nobu Arakawa Sensei of Nobu Aikido Dojo, located in Tampa, FL. Arakawa Sensei has trained in Aikido for more than 40 years and was a long time member of the United States Aikido Federation before becoming independent in 2013. He has trained in the United States with Yamada Shihan and at Aikido Hombu Dojo Japan with Arikawa Sensei and Yamaguchi Sensei. In 1998 he moved to Tampa and founded Hyde Park Aikikai; in 2013, Sensei founded Nobu Aikido Dojo where he now teaches. In addition, he has taught at the University of South Florida–Lakeland and conducted seminar throughout Florida.

Seminar: Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan in Crystal Lake, IL,Oct 10-12, 02014
Posted 9/05/2014 9:35am [from Lisa Tomoleoni]

Please join us for this three day seminar with Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan. A great opportunity for wonderful training with a really special instructor. Plenty of room on the mat, so please bring all your Aikido friends! All styles and affiliations welcome. Email for further information to or call (815) 444-6019.

Seminar: Greg Sinclair & John Araujo in New Bedford, MA - Sep 13, 2014
Posted 8/10/2014 8:48am [from John Araujo]

Tenshin Aikido & Weapons Seminar. Sept 13, 2014 Here in New Bedford , Ma At Aikido Of Bristol County 304 Bolton St. New Bedford Greg Sinclair Sensei 5th Dan of Bushikan Aikido Dojo & John Araujo Sensei 6th dan of Aikido Of Bristol County will be conducting a seminar right here at Headquaters Aikido Of Bristol County, On Sept 13, 2014. Saturday Time: 12p - 2p & 3p - 5p Seminar fee $45 for Bushido Tenshin Federation memerbs & $65 for Non-Members. Please RSVP!

Online Video: Video Interview with Kyoichi Inoue (10th dan, Yoshinkan Aikido)
Posted 7/26/2014 11:50am [from Gadi Shorr]

It is with great delight that I present to you this video interview with Kyoichi Inoue, one of the first Uchi Deshi of Master Gozo Shioda. Mr. Inoue who helped shape and develop the art of Yoshinkan Aikido was also the head of the Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo for many years. Mr. Inoue granted me the honour of conducting this video interview in April. I want to give a special thank you to Mr Saburo Takashima who arranged the interview and translated and to Mr Sharon Kobayashi of SGK productions who filmed and edited this video.

Video/DVD: New film featuring O-Sensei
Posted 7/26/2014 11:50am [from Ze'ev Erlich]

Three new films of O-Sensei - discovered in July 2014 (Part 1/3) A few weeks ago, one of our dojo members came to the dojo with a CD containing a film. To my huge surprise, it was an un-seen-before film of founder of Aikido (Ueshiba Morihei O-Sensei). Apparently, Yedidya who has a pottery studio was approached by one of his student (Ms. Carole Habib). Her father was a French Aikidoka who was an Air-France pilot and he made frequent flights to Tokyo. In those days, pilots used to stay for about 2 weeks in Japan before returning to France. So, he could practice Aikido at the Hombu Dojo where sometimes O-Sensei used to teach. Founder of Aikido Ueshiba Morihei O-Sensei Filmed in 1968 by Mr. Pierre Holzacker at Aikikai Hombu Dojo (Tokyo) Part 1/3: This film was discovered in Israel in 2014 by Ms. Carole Habib - daughter of Pierre Holzacker - French Air France pilot who practiced Aikido with his wife Esther in France in the 1960'. Pierre and Esther Holzacker were students of the Late Tsuda Itsuo Sensei. © 2014 Masatake Dojo - Israel Aikikai

Seminar: Ikeda Shihan at Bond Street Dojo, NYC, September 26-28
Posted 7/26/2014 11:50am [from Bond Street Dojo]

Pre-registration is now open for our annual fall seminar with Ikeda Shihan. For more information and to pre-register please visit

Publication: Aikido in Japan and The Way Less Traveled
Posted 7/07/2014 11:04am [from Steve Earle]

William Gillespie, 5th dan Aikikai and Dojocho of Beijing Aikikai, has written a provocative and entertaining account of his experiences while training at Hombu Dojo in the late 1990s called "Aikido in Japan and The Way Less Traveled." This book will serve as both an introduction for those who have never been to Hombu to the Hombu experience and as an invitation to those who have been there to look for what they might have missed. Gillespie also gives us his views on topics as diverse as Aikido in an MMA world and the origins of BJJ.

Seminar: Donovan Waite in Philadelphia, PA - Aug 30, 2014
Posted 7/05/2014 10:59pm [from John Wes Green]

Old City Aikido is hosting a Summer Seminar on Saturday August 30th and it will be taught be Donovan Waite Shihan. It will be a mixture of open hand techniques and weapons (bokken and jo) that will help improve the overall technical aspects of a practitioner’s Aikido capability. The event is open to all Aikido and martial arts practitioners of any level. It is free to view and the cost to participate is $40 for a half day and $65 for the full day. The schedule is as follows: Registration begins at 9:00am Morning Session: 10:00am - 11:00am 11:10am - 12:10pm Lunch Afternoon Session: 2:00pm - 3:00pm 3:10pm – 4:00pm Please also join us for a Potluck Summer Celebration Party after the last class!

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