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Doka of the Day - July 19, 2019
The way of Izu has become
The Aiki of Heaven, Earth and Man.
Oh, let us keep this Way
Ye Kami of the Universe (ten-chi).

                              - Morihei Ueshiba

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A new AikiWeb Column, "It Had to Be Felt #62, Okumura Shigenobu: 'A Truly Inspiring Teacher'" by Christopher Barnett is now available for your reading pleasure!

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Seminar: Sep 6-8, 2019: Seminar with Doshu in San Mateo, CA
Posted 6/14/2019 9:32am [from Peter Ralls]

Doshu Ueshiba Moriteru will be teaching a seminar September 6-8, 2019, at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, California. For more information go to

Promotion: Aikikai Malta Gradings
Posted 6/14/2019 9:32am [from Kevin Bonanno]

The first Maltese Aikidoka being examined and promoted in Malta to Nidan and Sandan are Claude Calleja and Kevin Bonanno respectively. The gradings were conducted by Satomi Hakkenkai, Tokyo, Chief Instructor Jun Nomoto Shihan (7th Dan) on behalf of the Aikikai Foundation. The gradings were held at Aikikai Malta, the new established Aikido school recently authorised by Aikikai Foundation.

Seminar: June 15-16, 2019: Pat Guerri Sensei in Louveciennes, France
Posted 6/14/2019 9:32am [from Ron Tisdale]

Patricia Guerri Sensei, Uchi-deshi (élève à demeure) pendant plusieurs années à Iwama au Japon dans le dojo d’O’Sensei Morihei Ueshiba, Fondateur de l’Aikido. Diplomée par Morihiro Saito Sensei, 9ème Dan, des 5 Mokuroku traditionnels (certificats Japonais attestant de la connaissance de l’AikiKen, Aiki-Jo & Bukiwaza autorisant à les enseigner) décernés en 1991. Diplômée d’état Aiki-ken, Aiki-jo. Médaille de bronze du Ministère de la Jeunesse et des Sports pour son enseignement professionnel.

Seminar: Aikikai Malta First Seminar
Posted 6/14/2019 9:32am [from Kevin Bonanno]

Aikikai Malta is organising a seminar with the participation of a Japanese delegation from Tokyo lead by Jun Nomoto Shihan, the Aikikai Director for Aikikai Malta. During the seminar there will be a demonstration and commemoration ceremony for the founding of Aikikai Malta being authorised by Aikikai Foundation in 2018.

Seminar: June 3, 2019: San Diego Martial Arts & Community Center Anniversary Seminar
Posted 5/08/2019 2:27pm [from Lisa Tomoleoni]

June 3, 2019, San Diego, CA: The San Diego Martial Art & Community Center is celebrating our 1st Anniversary with a fundraising seminar! Try or watch Intro classes for SIX different arts offered by some of our professional Instructors from 9 am-1:30 pm! Afterwards, we will hold a BBQ Pot Luck party until 4 pm! Training and the BBQ Potluck Party are family friendly, and all classes are open to beginners and/or those who have to adapt for any physical needs. Observers are welcome and the facility is non-discriminatory. The participating Programs are: Sound Vinyasa Yoga & Sound Healing with Guide John Jai, Jiai Aikido with Cat Strada Sensei & Lisa Tomoleoni Sensei, Misfits Martial Arts Academy No-Gi Jiu Jitsu with Coach Manny Garcia ***Snack Break*** Traditional Shotokan Karate of San Diego with Juan Balmaceda Sensei, San Diego BJJ & Judo Academy with Luciana Bassoli Sensei, Progressive Combat Solutions with Ken Good 1:15-1:30 pm Sound Vinyasa Yoga & Sound Healing with Guide John Jai 1:30-4:00 pm Potluck BBQ Party (Please bring something to share!) The San Diego Martial Arts & Community Center ("SDMACC") is a world class, incubator Training Dojo and Healing space where Coaches, Instructors, and Healers can easily open, expand, and/or grow their own programs…..This is where dreams are realized and futures made. Please join us and help support the SDMACC! See you June 2nd! Further information at

Seminar: June 28-30, 2019: Aikido Shimbokukai USA Summer Seminar, Crystal Lake IL
Posted 5/08/2019 2:27pm [from Lisa Tomoleoni]

Join us for our annual summer seminar, to be held this June at the Abiding Spirit Aikikai in Crystal Lake, Illinois. The seminar will be three days of training, fun, and friendship. Please take this opportunity to meet other Shimbokukai members, as well as folks from other organizations. The seminar will feature 18 hours of training, with instruction by four main top class instructors, supported by other Shimbokukai member instructors. Early Registration discounts until May 15, so don't wait too long! Dates: June 28-30, 2019 Location: The seminar will be held at Abiding Spirit Aikikai, 829 Virginia Rd, Suite D, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. ​ Main Instructors Lisa Tomoleoni Sensei, Director, Aikido Shimbokukai Hiroshi Ikeda Sensei, Boulder Aikikai, Boulder, Colorado Todd Jones Sensei, American Butokukan, Tampa, Florida Meido Moore Sensei, Shinjinkai, Chicago, Illinois As well as other Aikido Shimbokukai Instructors: TBD ​ All students of Aikido, regardless of affiliation, are invited to join us!

Seminar: 31st May - 2nd June, 2019: Toshiro Suga, 7th Dan Aikikai in Edinburgh
Posted 5/08/2019 2:27pm [from Scott Reed]

Toshiro Suga started aikido in 1968 in Tokyo. He moved to France in 1971 and was a senior student of Tamura Nobuyoshi Sensei. He teaches seminars worldwide and is returning to Edinburgh for his annual course. Please bring aikido weapons and insurance. Everybody is very welcome

Seminar: Cognard Hanshi 8thDan in VA & CA (June 2019)
Posted 5/08/2019 2:27pm [from Andrea Debiasi]

"Kokusai Aikido Kenshukai Kobayashi Hirokazu Ryu" (KAKKHR) and "Los Angeles Aiki Kai" cordially invite you to a series of June 2019 seminars with André Cognard Shihan 8th Dan (Hanshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai): Arlington, VA (June 10); Santa Ana, CA (June 13-14); Los Angeles, CA (June 15-17 & 21-23 & 26); Irvine, CA (June 18); Escondido, CA (June 19-20); Bakersfield, CA (June 24-25). All levels and affiliations are welcome. Check out the details in the dedicated Website:

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