Registration for Aikido Celebration 2011 is now open at:
Registration is on a first come first served basis, and we anticipate filling our venue to capacity, so I recommend that everybody get their registrations in as early as possible in order to assure their space at this historic event.
Aikido Celebration 2011 is an organization composed of more than 20 Aikido dojo throughout the state of Hawaii dedicated to the public celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first and only visit made to Hawaii by Morihei Ueshiba, the Founder of Aikido. A commemorative seminar and banquet with Sandai Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba will be held on President's Day weekend - February 19th-21st 2011.
All Aikido students, regardless of rank or affiliation are welcome to join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Founder's visit to Hawaii. Please watch http://aikidohawaii2011.org
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I have come to Hawaii in order to build a gsilver bridge.h Until now, I have remained in Japan, building a ggolden bridgeh to unite Japan, but henceforward, I wish to build a bridge to bring the different countries of the world together through the harmony and love contained in aikido. I think that aiki, offspring of the martial arts, can unite the people of the world in harmony, in the true spirit of budo, enveloping the world in unchanging love.
- Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido