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News from January, 2001

Happy New Year!
Posted 1/01/2001 7:32pm [from Jun Akiyama]

I just wanted to wish everyone out there a happy and safe new year. Thank you for all of your support and encouragement of AikiWeb!

Website: Koryu.com Site Update
Posted 1/01/2001 7:32pm [from Jun Akiyama]

Diane Skoss of Koryu Books has let me know that they just put up their latest update onto their website. Check it out!

Website: New Bu Jin Design Newsletter
Posted 1/02/2001 4:30pm [from Jun Akiyama]

I just got word that Bu Jin Design has just come out with their January 2001 issue of their monthly newsletter.

Dojo News: New Aikido Branch of Ten Shin Aikido Association
Posted 1/05/2001 8:23am [from Carlos Esquilin]

The Ten Shin Aikido Association has a new branch of aikido in Puerto Rico. This is the first Carribean aikido dojo affiliated as a Conditional Member under this association. For future events and seminars you can contact the organization by e-mail at takeda@prtc.net.

Book/Video: "Tomiki Aikido" from Aikido Journal
Posted 1/08/2001 2:28pm [from Jun Akiyama]

Aikido Journal has just re-released "Tomiki Aikido" from 1989 which features Kenji Tomiki sensei, Hideo Ohba sensei, and Tetsuro Nariyama sensei. Stan Pranin writes, "This videotape features actual color technical footage of Tomiki Sensei with his successor Hideo Ohba Sensei as his uke. There are also many scenes from the 1989 International Tomiki Aikido Tournament held in Japan including the semi-final and final matches. The 50 minute film concludes with a dynamic demonstration by Tetsuro Nariyama Sensei, one of the top teachers of Tomiki Aikido. This is an excellent program that will let veryone decide for themselves on the merits of introducing competition to aikido." Anyone care to write a review of this video?

Other: David Jones Sensei Recovering after Heart Attack
Posted 1/09/2001 10:28am [from Jun Akiyama]

Dennis Hooker sensei of Shindai Aikikai let me know that David Jones sensei (5th dan, Shindai Aikikai) is recovering nicely from his heart attack on New Year's Eve.

Promotions: Frank Doran Sensei to 7th dan
Posted 1/12/2001 8:18am [from Jun Akiyama]

I have just received an unconfirmed report that Frank Doran sensei of Aikido West in Redwood City, California, has been promoted to 7th dan. 1/14: This news has been confirmed.

Promotions: Robert Nadeau Sensei to 7th Dan
Posted 1/13/2001 11:35pm [from Jun Akiyama]

I have just received word that Robert Nadeau sensei of City Aikido in San Francisco, CA, has been promoted to 7th dan. 1/14: This news has been confirmed.

Promotions: William Witt Sensei to 7th Dan
Posted 1/13/2001 11:35pm [from Jun Akiyama]

I have just received a report that William Witt sensei of Aikido of Palo Alto in Palo Alto, CA, has been promoted to 7th dan.

Promotions: Morito Suganuma Sensei to 8th Dan
Posted 1/17/2001 12:20pm [from Jun Akiyama]

Morito Suganuma sensei of Fukuoka, Japan, has been promoted to 8th dan by Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu. Suganuma sensei is the delegate Aikikai shihan for the Kyushu area in Japan.

Seminar/Event: Seminar with Gabriel Valibouze, 5th Dan, France
Posted 1/24/2001 8:49am [from Christian Jacobsen]

Feb 2001 Seminar with Gabriel Valibouze, 5th Dan and Juba Nour, 5th Dan at Aikido of Manhattan. Sat, Feb 24th & Sun, Feb 25th

Promotions: Jun Yamada Sensei to 7th Dan
Posted 1/24/2001 8:49am [from Mrs Kimiko Yamada]

Aikikai Malaysia Hikmah Dojo of Malaysia would like to inform AikiWeb about our resident Jun Yamada Sensei's promotion. At the occasion of Kagamibiraki on the 14th Januray 2001 at Hombu Dojo, Jun Yamada Sensei was promoted to 7th Dan by Moriteru Ueshiba Doshu.

Website: New Aikido Journal Website
Posted 1/24/2001 11:12am [from Jun Akiyama]

Aikido Journal just launched their new website complete with a lot of new features like dojo profiles, downloads, events, instructor biographies, and more. Looks wonderful!

Seminar/Event: Caribbean Aikido Seminar 2001
Posted 1/30/2001 2:17pm [from Nippon Budo Kai Kan]

The Nippon Budo Kai Kan organization is working in the bigger event of the year for the Caribbean Martial Arts community: the Caribbean Aikido Seminar. Many Aikido Dojos were invited to this big event in May 2001. For information please send e-mail to takeda@prtc.net.

Website: New AYANA Website
Posted 1/30/2001 2:17pm [from Robert Benedix]

AYANA (Aikido Yoshokai Association of North America) has released their new website at http://www.aikido-yoshokai.org.

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