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Doka of the Day - October 30, 2014
To see the true things,
Harmonize with the voice which shouts, "Yah!"
Never be drawn into the rhythm of the enemy

                              - 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: Tres Hofmeister Sensei at Bond Street Dojo, NYC, January 9-11
Posted 10/27/2014 12:12pm [from Bond Street Dojo]

Registration is now open for our Kagami Biraki seminar and celebration with Tres Hofmeister Sensei, 7th dan, of Boulder Aikikai. Please visit for more information and to pre-register.

Seminar: Cognard Shihan 8th Dan in Padova, Italy - Nov. 22-23 2014
Posted 10/22/2014 6:57am [from Andrea Debiasi]

"Accademia di Aikido e Cultura Tradizionale Giapponese" (AACTG) & "Kokusai Aikido Kenshukai Kobayashi Hirokazu Ryu Ha" (KakKHhh) are pleased to announce the Aikido Seminar directed by Cognard André Shihan 8th Dan (Hanshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai) in Padova (Padua), Italy, on November 22-23 2014. Location: Palestra Ilaria Alpi, via Lucca 48, 35143 Padova. The seminar is open to everyone. All affiliations, levels, and juniors are very welcome. For further information download the Flyer

Seminar: Toshiharu Sawada, 7th Dan, Nov 15-16 2014, Cupertino, CA
Posted 10/22/2014 6:57am [from Stephen Pi]

Toshiharu Sawada, 7th Dan and Chief Instructor of the Aikido Kimori Dojo in Nagoya Japan, will be teaching at his first seminar in the US. Sawada sensei has been practicing Aikido for over 45 years and has developed a dynamic style that fully incorporates his unique weapons movements to his taijutsu. Please join us for a special weekend of training with one of the most technically exceptional instructors practicing today. Seminar location will be De Anza College, Cupertino, CA. For seminar registration info please contact

Seminar: Fukakusa Motohiro Sensei 8th Dan in Israel, Dec 18-23, 2014
Posted 10/22/2014 6:57am [from Ze'ev Erlich]

Fukakusa Motohiro Shihan Aikikai 8th Dan A direct student of founder of aikido An Aikido Seminar in Israel December 18th - 23rd 2014

Seminar: George Ledyard in Atlanta, GA, Dec 5-7, 2014
Posted 10/22/2014 6:57am [from Jon Reading]

Join Aikido South for a seminar with George Ledyard, December 5-7, 2014, in Atlanta, Georgia. Ledyard sensei is a Rokudan in the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba and instructs at Eastside Aikido dojo in Bellvue, Washington. Visit the event registration site to learn more and register to attend.

Seminar: Robert Frager, 7th Dan & Jack Wada, 7th Dan; 10/18-10/19/2014
Posted 9/26/2014 7:18pm [from Bob Cornman]

Western Aikido Association (directly affiliated with Hombu Dojo) announces its Fall Gasshuku to be held Saturday and Sunday, October 18-19, 2014, with Robert Frager (7th Dan Aikikai, a direct student of O'Sensei) and Jack Wada (7th Dan Aikikai) at Sofia University, 1069 East Meadow Circle, Palo Alto, California. All styles welcome!

Seminar: Rocio Aguero Rangel, 5th Dan in Monterrey, NL, Mexico, 10/25&26
Posted 9/26/2014 7:18pm [from Hector Hernandez]

Rocío Agüero Rangel, 5th Dan Aikikai, will be teaching a seminar in Monterrey, Nuevo León, México on the 25th and 26th of October, 2014. The seminar will be held inside the Prepa Tec Campus Garza Laguera. Attendance is limited to 80 practitioners, so please reserve early if interested and bring your own weapons. More information on pricing and schedules in the facebook event page or contact us on:

Seminar: Miles Kessler Sensei in Sarasota, FL, Feb. 20-22, 2015
Posted 9/17/2014 9:57am [from Barry Tuchfeld]

Miles Kessler Sensei will be teaching a dynamic seminar based on the Founder's Aikido, Riai, and an introduction to Integral Aikido. Sensei trained directly with Saito Shihan in Iwama for 8 continuous years. Visiting from Tel Aviv, Israel, Miles Sensei will continue the tradition of Buki-Waza on the beach on Sunday morning. SPACE is limited. Pre-registration will be available on Sept 21 at For further information contact Barry Tuchfeld Sensei at

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