Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

Sections
home
aikido articles
columns

Discussions
forums
aikiblogs

Databases
dojo search
seminars
image gallery
supplies
links directory

Reviews
book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews

News
submit
archive

Miscellaneous
newsletter
rss feeds
polls
about

Follow us on



Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > AikiWeb System

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-13-2016, 07:46 PM   #1
AikiWeb System
Join Date: Apr 2001
Posts: 1,317
Offline
Ralph Chiaradia of Hartford Connecticut has passed away

Posted 2016-07-13 16:31:00 by Brian Putkonen
News URL: http://www.aikidoct.com

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Sensei Ralph Chiaradia of Hartford Connecticut. Ralph has maintained an active dojo in his basement dojo for the past 50 years. He has trained thousands of students and considered all that entered his dojo, a friend. Sensei Ralph chose to maintain an independent dojo but had fond memories of many aikido students and schools throughout New England. He still maintained many relationships with students long after they left the dojo. As my Sensei, friend, extended family, and fishing partner, he will be missed.

Sensei Chiaradia (ki a ra di a ) started his aikido journey in 1964 when Aikido was first introduced to the United States. His training began by traveling to New York to study with the newly formed New York Aikikai. Shortly thereafter he started his own dojo as a way to continue his training outside of New York and thereby established the first Aikido Dojo in Connecticut in 1965, the 13th Aikido dojo in the US. Sensei Chiaradia along with his daughter Joanna continued training in New York for many years along with attending Aikido Summer camps throughout the East Coast during the 60's, and continuing into the early 80's. Sensei Chiaradia has trained under Koichi Tohei, Yamada, Mauriyama, Kanai, Chiba, Saotome and other direct students of Uyeshiba, the founder of Aikido. He was strongly influenced by Koichi Tohei, who he trained under numerous times when he visited our country. He was fortunate to become friends with Tohei who visited his dojo several times.


___________________
~~~ To submit a news item to AikiWeb's front page, click here. ~~~
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2016, 12:57 PM   #2
donhebert
Dojo: River Valley Aikido
Location: Vermont
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 51
United_States
Offline
Re: Ralph Chiaradia of Hartford Connecticut has passed away

I remember Ralph Sensei very well. He used to visit when I trained at the Aikikai of New Haven. I remember him as a powerfully built man whose aikido could be surprisingly soft as well as convincing. He always seemed to be very positive and friendly. Although I haven't seen him in many years, I am sad to hear that he has passed.

I offer my sincere sympathies to his family.

Don Hebert
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

AikiWeb Sponsored Links - Place your Aikido link here for only $10!



Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Passed my First test (rokkyu ) yellow belt SparkErosion Testing 4 03-02-2013 06:19 PM
Which Greater Hartford Connecticut Dojo? Ima General 4 11-20-2004 07:19 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:18 PM.



vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2016 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
----------
Copyright 1997-2016 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
----------
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate