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Old 11-07-2009, 10:05 PM   #1
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Aikido Celebration 2011 - Feb 18-21, 2011 in Hawaii

"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 is being planned for February 2011.

I've started an announcements only mailing list for those who are interested in attending the event (or are just curious). It is intended to be a low traffic list to update interested parties as plans for the event develop.

Those interested can subscribe at http://www.aikidohawaii2011.org

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Old 12-13-2009, 08:32 PM   #2
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Aikido Celebration 2011: Save the Date

Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu has confirmed his availability for President's Day weekend - February 18th through 21st 2011. More details to come on www.aikidohawaii2011.org

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Old 12-14-2009, 01:47 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.

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Re: Aikido Celebration 2011: Save the Date

Aikido Celebration 2011 is now listed on the official Hawaii tourism website run by the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau at http://www.gohawaii.com/event?id=15162.

If you're planning on combining attendance at the Aikido Celebration 2011 seminar with Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu in February 2011 and a vacation in Hawaii (and who wouldn't want to do that!) the official Hawaii Tourism website is a great resource for planning your trip

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Old 02-01-2010, 12:55 PM   #5
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Re: Aikido Celebration 2011: Save the Date

You can now track Aikido Celebration 2011 news on Twitter:

http://twitter.com/aikidohi2011

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Old 03-07-2010, 11:51 PM   #6
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John Stevens Sensei at Aikido Celebration 2011

I am happy to announce that John Stevens Sensei has volunteered to hold a special Kototama and Sun Salutation session at the Aikido Celebration 2011 seminar in Honolulu.

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 is being planned for President's Day weekend - February 18th-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/ for news and announcements. Registration will be opening in spring 2010.

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Old 04-14-2010, 11:17 PM   #7
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Re: John Stevens Sensei at Aikido Celebration 2011

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I am happy to announce that John Stevens Sensei has volunteered to hold a special Kototama and Sun Salutation session at the Aikido Celebration 2011 seminar in Honolulu.

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 is being planned for President's Day weekend - February 18th-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/ for news and announcements. Registration will be opening in spring 2010.

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Just to clarify, Stevens Sensei has volunteered to hold this session as an independent event. It is not an "official" event of the Aikido Celebration 2011 seminar. Everybody is welcome - I certainly plan to be there!

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Old 04-15-2010, 05:44 PM   #8
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Re: John Stevens Sensei at Aikido Celebration 2011

A recent article on examiner.com:

http://aikidoohana.org/?q=john-stevens-examiner

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Old 05-23-2010, 06:06 PM   #9
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Registration for Aikido Celebration 2011 now open!

Registration for Aikido Celebration 2011 is now open at:

http://aikidohawaii2011.org/registration.html

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 for news and updates or subscribe to our announcement mailing list.

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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 bridgeh 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
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Old 06-19-2010, 05:21 PM   #10
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Aikido Celebration 2011: New Sponsors

I am happy to welcome two new sponsoring dojo to Aikido Celebration 2011:

Gold Sponsor - Aikido Delaware Aikikai

Silver Sponsor - Capital Aikikai

It is still possible to become a sponsor for this historic event - please see http://aikidohawaii2011.org/sponsors.html for details.

Register now for next year's seminar at http://aikidohawaii2011.org/registration.html.

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 President's Day weekend - February 18th-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/ for news and announcements. Registration is now open!

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Old 07-21-2010, 09:01 AM   #11
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Aikido Celebration 2011Update

Aloha and good morning!

I'm happy to be able to confirm the attendance of Waka Sensei Mitsuteru Ueshiba at Aikido Celebration 2011!

We have also added a rough outline of the current schedule to http://www.aikidohawaii2011.org

As a reminder, please remember that the deadline for early registration (and the early registration discount!) is fast approaching. Get your registrations in now at http://www.aikidohawaii2011.org/registration.html

Aikido Celebration 2011 is an organization composed of more than 20 Aikido dojo throughout the state of Hawaii and the mainland USA 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 Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba and Waka Sensei Mitsuteru Ueshiba will be held President's Day weekend - February 18th-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/ for news and announcements. Registration is now open!

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Old 07-23-2010, 01:16 AM   #12
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Aikido Celebration 2011 Accommodations

It is now possible to book your accommodations for Aikido Celebration 2011 online at:

http://www.aikidohawaii2011.org/accommodations.html

Through our partnership with Outrigger Hotels Hawaii it is now possible to book accommodations at four popular Waikiki hotels at discounted group rates:

Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, Outrigger Reef on the Beach, Ala Moana Hotel and the OHANA Waikiki West.

Aikido Celebration 2011 is an organization composed of more than 20 Aikido dojo throughout the state of Hawaii and the mainland USA 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 Doshu Moriteru Ueshiba and Waka Sensei Mitsuteru Ueshiba will be held President's Day weekend - February 18th-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/ for news and announcements. Registration is now open!

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Old 07-25-2010, 06:53 PM   #13
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Re: Aikido Celebration 2011 - Feb 18-21, 2011 in Hawaii

Our new flyer is available for download from the Media section of the Aikido Celebration 2011 website at:

http://www.aikidohawaii2011.org/media.html

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Old 08-07-2010, 11:01 AM   #14
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Re: Aikido Celebration 2011 - Feb 18-21, 2011 in Hawaii

We've passed 200 registrations for this historic event - remember to get your registration in by August 31st in order to take advantage of the early registration discount!

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Old 09-04-2010, 01:29 PM   #15
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Seijuro Masuda Sensei at Aikido Celebration 2011

I'm happy to announce that Seijuro Masuda Sensei, 8th dan from Aikikai Hombu Dojo, has confirmed his participation in the Aikido Celebration 2011 seminar.

Here's a nice Picture of the Day from Aikido Journal.

More information about Aikido Celebration 2011 is available at:

http://www.aikidohawaii2011.org

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Old 09-09-2010, 01:12 AM   #16
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Aikido Celebration 2011 Commemorative Event Brochure

We are now accepting advertising for the Aikido Celebration 2011 Commemorative Event Brochure. For detailed information please see the Media Kit:

http://www.aikidohawaii2011.org/media.html

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Old 09-12-2010, 11:15 PM   #17
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Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei at Aikido Celebration 2011

'm happy to announce that Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei, 8th dan from the New York Aikikai, has confirmed his participation in the Aikido Celebration 2011 seminar.

More information about Aikido Celebration 2011 is available at:

http://www.aikidohawaii2011.org

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Old 09-30-2010, 01:08 AM   #18
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Aikido Celebration 2011 Brochure Media Request

Got interesting stories or pictures about Aikido in Hawaii? Contribute content to the Aikido Celebration 2011 Commemorative Event Brochure!

See the Aikido Celebration 2011 media page for more information:

http://aikidohawaii2011.org/media.html


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Aikido Celebration 2011 - Event Venue

I am happy to announce that the seminar venue for Aikido Celebration 2011 will be the McKinley High School gymnasium, 1039 South King Street, Honolulu HI 96814. Aikido Founder Morihei Ueshiba Sensei gave a demonstration at McKinley High School in 1961.

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Old 10-16-2010, 04:27 PM   #20
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Re: Aikido Celebration 2011 - Feb 18-21, 2011 in Hawaii

The current seminar schedule has also been updated, it is available from:

http://www.aikidohawaii2011.org/

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Old 10-24-2010, 06:37 PM   #21
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Aikido Celebration 2011 - Venue Photos

Here are some photos of the venue for the Aikido Celebration 2011 seminar:

http://gallery.me.com/rnoyle#101716


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Old 11-07-2010, 07:51 PM   #22
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Re: Aikido Celebration 2011 - Feb 18-21, 2011 in Hawaii

Banquet reservations for Aikido Celebration 2011 have closed, the banquet venue is now full.

We are still taking registrations for the Aikido Celebration 2011 seminar - sign up soon for this historic event before that closes too!

http://www.aikidohawaii2011.org

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Re: Aikido Celebration 2011 - Feb 18-21, 2011 in Hawaii

There is still space available for Aikido Celebration 2011. In fact, Doshu has asked us not to turn away anybody who wishes to come!

However, the seminar fee will increase for late registration (after January 31st 2011). Register now for $170.00, from February 1st the seminar fee goes up to $200.00.

I hope that everybody will consider joining us for this historic event - right now I have twenty (20!) 7th dans on the attendance list.

http://www.aikidohawaii2011.org

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Old 02-03-2011, 11:03 PM   #24
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Notifications Page

I've opened an Aikido Celebration 2011 notifications page with updates and seminar information. If you are attending the seminar please check this page often for up to date information, especially since schedules may change as we get closer.

http://www.aikidohawaii2011.org/notices.html

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Aikido Celebration 2011 Event Information

Aloha!

Aikido Celebration 2011 is almost here. We have maxed out our banquet attendance at 500, and have well over 400 registered participants for the seminar. Twenty-one seventh dans are scheduled to attend.

Please check the Aikido Celebration 2011 notifications page for updates and seminar information. Please check this page often for up to date information, since schedules may change as we get closer:

http://www.aikidohawaii2011.org/notices.html

There have been a number of recent changes and additions, as well as some changes to the seminar schedule, so please take a moment to check the notices page.

***For those planning on attending the ceremony at Aikido of Honolulu on Friday night - no shoes are allowed inside the dojo. Because of the large number of people attending, we are asking all attendees to bring a plastic bag for their shoes and carry their shoes with them during the ceremony. We hope that this will help avoid confusion and lost shoes.

See you all in a few days!

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