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Old 12-14-2009, 02:47 PM   #3
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Re: Aikido Celebration 2011: Save the Date

A historic event, and a family vacation in one package!

Aikido's introduction to America began in Hawaii, with the invitation to Aikikai Foundation via the Nishi System of Health Engineering.

Noriyasu Kagesa was the then Hawaii Chapter president, and facilitated the invitation to Koichi Tohei., which came to fruition in 1953. Mr. Kagesa and his family were lifelong supporters of Koichi Tohei, the Founder, and of Aikido, The Founder, and Nobuyoshi Tamura, were guests at the Kagesa home for their historic 1961 visit.

Much has happened in the Aikido community throughout the decades, with more to follow.

Yet, all follows that which came before.

This celebration is one to seriously include in your 2010 plans.

Mahalo, and Aloha.
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