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News from April, 2001

Website: April 2001 Bu Jin Design Newsletter
Posted 4/01/2001 10:34am [from Jun Akiyama]

Bu Jin Design has just released their latest newsletter. Be sure to check it out!

AikiWeb News: New Sensei Pictures in Multimedia Section
Posted 4/02/2001 1:09pm [from Jun Akiyama]

I just added some pictures of Seiji Tanaka sensei, 7th dan of Japan Aikido Association (Tomiki) to the Sensei Pictures section of this website.

Steve Williams Sensei Passes Away
Posted 4/03/2001 10:04am [from Jun Akiyama]

I just received the following news: "Steve Williams Sensei (4th dan) passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2001. Williams Sensei began his Aikido training in April of 1976 and had been the head instructor of Desert Wind Aikido (Phoenix, Arizona), a dojo he started in 1991. Services will be held on April 4th, 2001 at Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E Indian School Road, Scottsdale, AZ with visitation at 6pm and services at 7pm. Please contact larryaz1@yahoo.com for more information." My condolensces to Williams sensei's family, friends, and loved ones.

Book/Video: Essential Teachings of Aikido videotape series
Posted 4/04/2001 8:47pm [from Pacific Interface, Inc.]

The Essential Teachings of Aikido is a three-volume videotape series professionally produced with English-language voice-over. Each tape includes exciting demonstrations, point-by-point technical instruction, and sprited discussions of the philosophical foundation of Aikido. The tapes were shot on location at the Aikido Kumano Juko Dojo in Shingu, Japan and features Hikitsuchi Michio Sensei, 10th Dan, continuing his life-long dedication to the "direct transmission" of the Aikido he learned first-hand from Ueshiba Morihei Osensei, the founder of Aikido. These tapes may be purchased individually at $49.95 each or $125 per set of three. Please add $15 per set for US shipping, and $20 per set for international shipping. To order send mail, E-mail or fax to: Pacific Interface, Inc. 5756 Ayala Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609, Fax: 510-595-9310, E-mail: Aikido@pacific-interface.com

Seminar/Event: Summer Camp in the Rockies 2001
Posted 4/05/2001 9:14am [from Jun Akiyama]

Boulder Aikikai will be hosting the 21st Anniversay Summer Camp in the Rockies this year again in lovely Glenwood Springs, Colorado from July 29th through August 5th, 2001. This year, Boulder Aikikai is honored to have as our instructors Mitsugi Saotome sensei (8th dan, ASU), Frank Doran sensei (7th dan, Aikido West), Hiroshi Ikeda sensei (7th dan, Boulder Aikikai), and special guest instructor Hans Goto sensei (6th dan, Bay Marin Aikido). The flyer and registration materials are available online as .pdf files on their website.

Seminar/Event: Moscow Seminar with Daniel Burghignon
Posted 4/06/2001 9:46am [from Mikhail Safronov]

Seminar with Daniel Burghignon, 5th dan (France) will take place in Moscow (Russia) on May 18-20 in 5,st. Avangardnaya. Please contact jangodar@hotmail.com or postmaster@amteo.msk.ru for more information.

Charles Cycyk Sensei Passes Away
Posted 4/07/2001 9:55am [from Richard Dustman]

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2001. Charles Cycyk passed away. Cycyk Sensei was a student of Aikido for over three decades. He was a master, a teacher, a friend and a student. I had the honor of sharing a last session with him practicing breathing techniques on Tuesday evening. He was probably unique in that when he started Aikido, he self-taught himself from books for the first three years until then formally invited to Chicago and given recognition for his accomplishments. He was one of a select few who truly lived the way of harmony and truly taught for the joy of it. Editor's note: He was the instructor of Youngstown Aikikai in Struthers, Ohio. My condolences go out to his family, friends, and loved ones.

Seminar/Event: Rocky Mountain Ki Society Jo-Bokken Camp 2001
Posted 4/12/2001 11:57am [from Jon C Strauss]

Rocky Mountain Ki Society (part of Midland Ki Federation) is happy to announce that they will host the Chief Instructor of Ki Society USA, Koichi Kashiwaya Sensei (8th dan Ki-Aikido, Okuden in Ki development) on June 22-24 for Jo-Bokken Camp 2001. The campsite(s) will be located in Jefferson County Open Space, Sourdough Springs Equestrian Camp Ground, Golden, Colorado. Further details will be posted on the websites as they develop, or contact me with any questions. Aikidoka of all styles and levels are welcome to attend.

AikiWeb News: New AikiCards: "Training with the Master"
Posted 4/17/2001 12:22pm [from Jun Akiyama]

I've just added nine new AikiCards with images from the book "Training with the Master" from Shambala Publications to the AikiCards section. Be sure to check them out!

Seminar/Event: Seminar with Frank Gordon Sensei
Posted 4/19/2001 2:23pm [from Jon C Strauss]

Frank Gordon Sensei (Yondan, Glenwood Springs, CO) will be offering a one-day Aikido seminar at Karate America, 2870 Bluff Street, Boulder CO on May 12th, from 9:30am to 5pm. The cost is $20 and it is a great chance to get share the mat with several different styles of Aikido.

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