11/18/2002 9:23am [from Keith Moore
The Aikido Center of Chicago, headquarters to Aikido Shinjinkai, will host a one day seminar entitled "Aikido Atemi": Saturday, December 14, 3-6pm. Topics of training will include methods of striking, strike training drills and the use of makiwara, and kicking training to prepare for Aikido kick-defense techniques. Instructor John Mazza Sensei, 5th dan, was a senior student of the late Fumio Toyoda Shihan and also is a long-time karate practitioner; he currently instructs at the Shinjinkai affiliated Zanshinkan Dojo (the Northwestern University Aikido Club) in Evanston, Illinois. The seminar fee is $25.00 ($20.00 for students and Shinjinkai members). The Center's annual holiday party follows the training. All are welcome - call 773.472.3290 for more information.