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News from February, 2001

Equipment: "Principal Disciples of Morihei Ueshiba" Chart
Posted 2/05/2001 1:34pm [from Jun Akiyama]

Aikido Journal has just come out with a 13" x 19" chronological chart of "The Principal Disciples of Morihei Ueshiba". This chart includes "information and photos on all of the aikido greats."

Website: Bu Jin Design Monthly Special for February
Posted 2/08/2001 12:01pm [from Stephen Brooks]

This month Bu Jin Design is offering its 100% Cotton Hakama for $140 (usually $155) in either Classic or Women's styles. Click on the link to go to the Monthly Specials page or e-mail them at orders@bujindesign.com for more information.

Promotions: Aikikai Hombu Dojo Promotions
Posted 2/12/2001 8:39am [from Jun Akiyama]

It looks like the following people have been promoted at Aikikai Hombu Dojo: Seishiro Endo sensei to 8th dan. Hayato Osawa sensei to 7th dan.

AikiWeb News: New Article, "One View of Ki"
Posted 2/12/2001 9:29am [from Jun Akiyama]

Larry Novick of ACE Aikido Club in Santa Monica, CA has contributed an article entitled, "One View of Ki". Please check it out!

AikiWeb News: New Article, "Kokyu and Ki"
Posted 2/12/2001 9:29am [from Jun Akiyama]

Chuck Gordon of The Dojo in Indianapolis, Indiana has written an article on his thoughts on the relationship of "Kokyu and Ki". Enjoy!

Book/Video: "The Black Belt Master Course in Nihon Goshin Aikido"
Posted 2/13/2001 9:17am [from Frank Bowers]

The first book on Nihon Goshin Aikido entitled "The Black Belt Master Course in Nihon Goshin Aikido" is available for purchase. It is a soft cover book with over 800 B&W photos of this unique style. The book is available at Atlas Books.

Seminar/Event: 10 Month Yoshinkan Intensive Program with G. Reynolds/J. Payet
Posted 2/19/2001 12:12pm [from Kevin Pickard]

New 10-month Specialist Course in Santa Barbara County, CA. Geordan Reynolds, in cooperation with Jacques Payet, 5th dan, will conduct this course in Yoshinkan Aikido basic technique at Muhu Dojo, Santa Ynez, CA beginning 4/7/01. The format of this course is similar to specialist courses at the Yoshinkan Honbu Dojo where Payet Sensei was formerly uchi deshi and Chief Foreign Instructor (see his interview in Aikido Today Magazine, Jan/Feb 2001 issue #73). This course is open to all persons willing to commit to the 10-month schedule. For more info contact Kevin Pickard, Specialist Coordinator at (714) 225-3212 or mugenjukudojo@yahoo.com.

Seminar/Event: aikido demonstration
Posted 2/26/2001 8:31am [from Federico Gobbo]

First public aikido demonstration in Italy of the Itsua Tsuda's way, by Regis Soavi, Milano, 26th of April 2001. Free entrance.

Promotions: Ki Society Promotion
Posted 2/26/2001 8:31am [from gmenop]

St Louis Ki Society Chief Instructor Promoted to Yondan (4th Dan) by Koichi Tohei, Founder of Ki Society International in Tochigi, Japan. St. Louis, MO-Feb 26, 2001- Mark Rubbert, Sensei, long time resident of St. Louis and Chief Instructor of the St. Louis Ki Society was promoted and awarded the rank of Yondan (4th degree black belt) in Aikido. The promotion was awarded at Ki Society Headquarters in Japan. Mr. Rubbert was recommended for promotion by Koichi Kashiyawa, Chief instructor for the Ki Society USA. The Ki Society is an international organization with affiliate members and clubs throughout the world. World renown author and St. Louis native, Will Reed, now living in Tokyo, Japan, was present to receive the award on Mark Rubbert, Sensei's behalf. Mark Rubbert Sensei has been teaching in St. Louis since 1983 when Will Reed, Sensei, Founder of the St. Louis Ki Society moved to Japan after founding it in the 1970's. The announcement came shortly after the St. Louis Ki Society's Winter Workshop which was held in February. Several celebrations of this momentous milestone have been planned in the St. Louis area during the months of February and March, 2001. The St. Louis Ki Society is an internationally recognized non-profit educationa and non-discriminatory organization teaching the principles of Ki Mind and Body Coordination through Aikido, and is curretly developing educational programs for disadvantaged and at-risk-youth in the St. Louis metropolitan area. For further information please contact the St. Louis Ki Society at its web site, www.stlki.org or call (314) 726-5970.

Bill Bickford Sensei Suffers Stroke
Posted 2/27/2001 9:32am [from Jun Akiyama]

Bill Bickford sensei of Kingston Ki Society in Ontario, Canada, has suffered a stroke last week and will be recovering at Kingston General Hospital (Room 341, Kidd Wing, 76 Stuart Street, Kingston, Ontario, Canada). AikiWeb wishes him a speedy and full recovery.

Peter Ting Sensei Passes Away
Posted 2/27/2001 3:04pm [from Richard Harnack]

Peter Ting Sensei, Rokudan, passed away February 20, 2001 after an extended bout with cancer. Ting Sensei was a long time Aikidoka who was affiliated with Seidokan Aikido and Ki Society. He established Ting Ki Aikido in Arizona where he taught for many years. Ting Sensei also had a long career in Kung Fu, prior to his involvement in Aikido. He would have been 80 this year. [AikiWeb Editor's Note: I wanted to extend my own condolensces to Ting sensei's family, friends, and loved ones. I actually met and trained with Ting sensei a couple of times in San Francisco and in Arizona. I remember he took me and another student out to lunch in San Francisco as we were visitors. He was a very nice gentleman who had some wonderful stories to tell. He will be missed. -- Jun]

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