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04-26-2010, 06:23 PM
Today is the anniversary of The Founder's death.

Just thought I mention that.


04-26-2010, 06:28 PM
Perhaps we should remember this date as the moment the stewardship of Ueshiba Aiki, and his Aikido was transferred to us, and to the generations of loyal students to come.

04-26-2010, 06:29 PM

04-26-2010, 06:56 PM
Glad someone on Aikiweb mentioned it Maggie. I just found out a little bit ago myself via a Facebook friend. Glad to have put fresh flowers on the shomen before class last night.

Carl Thompson
04-26-2010, 07:30 PM
Osensei is remembered around this time, along with Nidai Doshu, at the Aiki Shrine Rei-Taisai, a big Aikido festival in Iwama. It is held on Showa Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh%C5%8Dwa_Day), a national holiday in Japan which usually falls around the time of the founder's death. Its the day after tomorrow this year (Thursday). There should be over three hundred people in attendance and the usual Shinto Ceremony and the current Doshu will do a hono embu a dedication of an Aikido demonstration within the Aiki Shrine.

04-26-2010, 09:09 PM
Things are gonna be hoppin' in Iwama soon.

05-02-2010, 03:31 AM
I always do a special practise. Afterwards some drinks and nice conversations wtih the members.
Allready 41 years (I am 42....)