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Doka of the Day - August 25, 2019
Should you lose the Way,
Without a doubt you will enter an "evil path."
Give no rein to the spiritual horse.

                              - Morihei Ueshiba

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AikiWeb Column: "It Had to be Felt" on Seiichi Sugano by Brian Ericksen
Posted 8/24/2019 9:15pm [from Jun Akiyama]

A new AikiWeb Column, "It Had to Be Felt #63, Sugano Seiichi: 'Alive Ukemi/Dead Ukemi'" by Brian Ericksen is now available for your reading pleasure. Do you have experience receiving ukemi from Sugano sensei? If so, please write about it in the thread above!

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Watanabe Nobuyuki Passes Away
Posted 8/23/2019 10:23am [from Jun Akiyama]

I have just been informed that Watanabe Nobuyuki (8th dan, Aikikai Hombu Dojo) passed away at the age of 89 years old on August 20, 2019. Watanabe started aikido at age 22 in 1952 before becoming uchideshi at Aikikai Hombu Dojo. He was known for his "no touch" aikido techniques demonstrated at the All Japan Aikido Demonstration (video here). Watanabe was featured in AikiWeb's "It Had to Be Felt" column series with an essay by Ellis Amdur (available here). My condolences go out to his family, friends, students, and loved ones.

Seminar: Sep 20-22, 2019: Shirakawa, Ryuji 6th Dan in Calgary, Canada
Posted 8/12/2019 12:35pm [from Andrew James Barron]

Shirakawa Ryuji Sensei was born in 1980. In 1995, at the age of 15, he commenced his Aikido training under his father Shirakawa Katsutoshi Shihan 7th Dan. Ryuji Sensei was recently awarded his 6th Dan and the title of Shihan and continues to teach full time at two principal dojos in Sendai, Myagi Prefecture as well as in a number of satellite dojos in the surrounding countryside. Ryuji can be seen demonstrating his style on YouTube in many All-Japan Aikido Demonstrations as well as representing Japan at the World Combat Games. He is known for his flowing and clean aikido style as well as being an excellent instructor.

Seminar: 50 Years Swiss Aikikai (ACSA), Sep 13-15, 2019
Posted 8/11/2019 5:02pm [from Milena]

The Swiss Aikikai (ACSA) celebrates this 13.-15. September 2019 in St.Gallen, Switzerland, the anniversary. We are honored that Hombu Dojo-cho Mitsuteru Ueshiba, Asai Shihan, Tissier Shihan, Sugawara Shihan and a lot of other high ranked Sensei will teach us in this 3 days! There will be as well a special event for the children & youth! It will be possible to sleep in the dojo. We look forward to meet you on the tatamis! Everybody is welcome! There are waiting over 1400 square meters for you!

Event: San Diego, CA: Aikido Shimbokukai Instructors Intensive, Sep 21-22, 2019
Posted 8/11/2019 5:02pm [from Lisa Tomoleoni]

Join us for our annual Instructors Intensive, to be held at Jiai Aikido in San Diego. Open to all affiliations and lineages, and all ranks. People who are currently instructing as well as those with a desire to do so are welcome. Topics to be covered: Business Management Marketing First Aid for the Dojo Seminar Organization Japanese for the Dojo Children and Youth Program Structure Hope to see you there!

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.

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