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Old 08-09-2013, 08:46 AM   #1
Location: Wolcott Vermont
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 36
Chicago Aikikai? (website out of date)

I'm visiting in Chicago area, looking to fit in a some training while I'm here. The Chicago Aikikai website is out of date - listing past seminar dates, etc, and the Contact Us form gives a page-not-found error.

Does anyone here know if weekend classes run as advertised on the website? (Saturday 1-2:30pm & Sunday 11am-12:30pm). Any recommendations as to whether Saturday or Sunday is better day to go?
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Old 08-09-2013, 05:12 PM   #2
Matt Fisher
Dojo: Allegheny Aikido
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 33
Re: Chicago Aikikai? (website out of date)

Have you tried calling the phone number listed on the website or sending an email directly to the address given? While the site is somewhat out of date (listing June seminars), I have seen far worse in the way of out of date dojo websites...and I think the problem with the Contact Us form may be in the formatting of the URL (there is something strange there that I can't quite describe).

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Old 08-09-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
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Dojo: Milwaukee Aikikai
Location: Wisconsin
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 401
Re: Chicago Aikikai? (website out of date)

Take Matt's advice first. If that doesn't work, I have a couple friends who train there and I can try to get a hold of them.

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Old 08-10-2013, 06:53 PM   #4
Location: Wolcott Vermont
Join Date: Nov 2011
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Re: Chicago Aikikai? (website out of date)

Didn't get a response to my email, but weekend classes are definitely happening...(and the training was great fun!)
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Old 08-10-2013, 10:08 PM   #5
Dave Gallagher
Dojo: Shobukan Dojo, St.Louis
Location: St.Louis
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 125
Re: Chicago Aikikai? (website out of date)

If you are on Facebook you can contact them through their page. Many dojos now rely more on FB than a regular website.

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