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News from December, 2000

Website: Bu Jin Design Newsletter
Posted 12/05/2000 10:24am [from Jun Akiyama]

I just got word that the latest newsletter from Bu Jin Design is available on their website.

Seminar: Jan 13 with Thomas Snowden
Posted 12/09/2000 7:45am [from Jim Hadden]

The Williams College Aikikan, in Williamstown, MA is proud to present a seminar by Thomas Snowden Sensei, yondan Jiyushinkai Aikido, rokudan Chugoku-Te Shindo Kenpo (Hsing-I), yondan Yoshin ryu jujutsu, Yoshinkan nidan, nidan Karate-do, as well as dan ranks in Judo, Iaido and Jodo, on January 13, 2001. Snowden Sensei has had years of practical martial arts experience in the military and police force, and now serves as a Police Academy instructor in San Diego, California, in addition to running the San Diego Aibukan dojo. His seminar class in Jiyushinkai Aikido will focus on real world application of principles and techniques. The price of admission is $15 in advance, and $20 at the door. Attendance is limited, so please contact Matthew Luedke at 02mwl@williams.edu; Mimi Hua at 01vbh@williams.edu; or Jim Hadden, at bblake@adelphia.net for details and information as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you at a day full of sharing in Aikido!

Seminar/Event: Seminar with Koichi Tohei Sensei
Posted 12/09/2000 10:38am [from Jun Akiyama]

Koichi Tohei sensei (10th dan, Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido) will be conducting a seminar at the Maui Ki Aikido Society on 20-25. March, 2001. I hear this may be Tohei sensei's last seminar ourside of Japan. More seminar information including registration forms and such are available here.

Website: Morihei Ueshiba Articles
Posted 12/10/2000 1:32pm [from Jun Akiyama]

Stanley Pranin of Aikido Journal has uploaded an article never before printed in English entitled "Morihei Ueshiba and Sokaku Takeda" onto his website. This is the first in a series of eight articles written by him that were published in the Japanese language magaine called "Wushu" back in 1991. As always, good historical information from Stan. Update: More articles here: #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8

Magazine: New Aikido Today Magazine
Posted 12/13/2000 9:39am [from Jun Akiyama]

Just spotted the latest Aikido Today Magazine (Nov/Dec 2000) at the local bookstore.

Website: Aikido Online Adds Books, 10% Discount
Posted 12/13/2000 9:41am [from Jun Akiyama]

Aikido Online has just expanded their marketplace by adding a book section. Also, you can get a special holiday discount of 10% off all supplies and apparel items.

Website: Takemusu Aikido Volume 5 with Morihiro Saito Published
Posted 12/13/2000 9:45am [from Jun Akiyama]

Aikido Journal has just announced that they have published Takemusu Aikido, Volume 5 with Morihiro Saito sensei. This volume covers bukidori (weapons takeaways) and ninindori (two person attack). This new volume is currently at the printer and will be available on January 15th, 2001.

Seminar/Event: Kyoto Aikikai Aikido in Israel
Posted 12/14/2000 9:13am [from Ze'ev Erlich]

Israel - Rehovot Aikikan Dojo: On January 6th, 2001 (Saturday) at 10am, we will have a Kyoto Aikikai Style Aikido and Bokken seminar. Everyone is welcome. Contact Ze'ev at 053-302386

Promotions: Harvey Konigsberg Sensei to 7th dan
Posted 12/17/2000 8:40pm [from Jun Akiyama]

Harvey Konigsberg sensei of Woodstock Aikido (USAF East) in Woodstock, New York has been promoted to 7th dan.

Website: Sale at Tozandao
Posted 12/22/2000 8:30am [from Jun Akiyama]

I just received word that Tozando is having their Sale 2001 right now. It looks like they've slashed their prices nicely -- be sure to check them out.

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