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04-12-2006, 02:39 PM
Posted 2006-04-12 12:33:50 by Mark A. Parks
News URL: http://www.aikidoda.org

O'Sensei Memorial and Aikido Seminar to be held on Saturday April 22, 2006. Aikido Delaware Aikikai will sponsor this event and celebrate the organizations 1st Anniversary. The Reverend Zenko N. Okimura, 6th Dan Shihan, will conduct a Memorial service to Honor Morihei Ueshiba, the founder of Aikido, beginning at 9:30 am. Okimura Shihan will then conduct classes until 4:30 with Dan testing to follow. Lunch and Dinner meals will also be served. Aikido Delaware Aikikai is an affiliate of World Aikido Aikikai Incorporated. The event will be held at the groups headquarters: 667A Dawson Drive, Newark, Delaware 19713. For directions, info and weekly class schedules goto www.aikidoda.org or call (302) 369-AIKI.

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Ed Shockley
04-15-2006, 08:38 AM
I wait all year for this seminar. The Aikido instruction is stellar, the hospitality fantastic, the dojo is gorgeous and the food is amazing.

Ed Shockley
04-23-2006, 07:41 AM
Returning after a thrilling day of Aikido and philosophy I am happy to say that the Okimura Shihan Seminar was everything that I imagined. It is an event not to be missed. My only regret is that I didn't realize until afterward that I was being asked to demonstrate a technique as a surrogate for my Sensei. I thought they just wanted me to pose in an archival photo representing the dojos that had attended. There's always next year.