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Mar 27-29, 2020: Jean Francois Riondet Sensei in Malta

Aikido News - Mon, 01/20/2020 - 08:53
Mar 27-29, 2020: Jean Francois Riondet Sensei in Malta
From: Kevin Bonanno posted on 20. Jan 2020, 08:53am
URL: http://www.aikidomalta.net

AIKIKAI MALTA has the pleasure to announce its Spring Aikido Seminar under the direction of Jean Francois & Tomoko Riondet Sensei between the 27th – 29th March 2020.

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    Latest "It Had To Be Felt" Column on Yokota Yoshiaki

    Aikido News - Mon, 01/13/2020 - 21:31
    Latest "It Had To Be Felt" Column on Yokota Yoshiaki
    From: Jun Akiyama posted on 13. Jan 2020, 09:31pm
    URL: http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25726

    The latest “It Had to Be Felt” article on Yokota Yoshiaki (8th dan) is now available for your reading pleasure! Written by Rionne McAvoy (4th dan), the article writes about how Yokota sensei kept him from quitting aikido and later influenced Rionne’s entry into Japanese professional wrestling. Worth a read!

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    2020 Aikikai Hombu Dojo Kagami Biraki Promotions List

    Aikido News - Sun, 01/12/2020 - 01:17
    2020 Aikikai Hombu Dojo Kagami Biraki Promotions List
    From: Jun Akiyama posted on 12. Jan 2020, 01:17am
    URL: http://www.aikikai.or.jp/pdf/suisen/2020.pdf

    Aikikai Hombu Dojo has just published its annual Kagami Biraki ranking promotions list. Congratulations go out to everyone listed! Who do you recognize on the list that you would like to congratulate?

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    Apr 24-26, 2020: Hoa Newens Sensei at Austin Iwama Aikido

    Aikido News - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 20:22
    Apr 24-26, 2020: Hoa Newens Sensei at Austin Iwama Aikido
    From: Christopher S. Field posted on 10. Jan 2020, 08:22pm
    URL: http://www.iwama-aikido.com/austin/events.html

    Join us April 24th - 26th, 2020 as Hoa Newens Sensei kicks off the celebration of Austin Iwama Aikido's 10th anniversary! All styles are welcome. Sign-up before February 8th, 2020 for the early registration discount.

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    Passing of O Sensei student Norman Miles

    Aikido News - Fri, 01/10/2020 - 20:22
    Passing of O Sensei student Norman Miles
    From: Margaret Miles posted on 10. Jan 2020, 08:22pm
    URL: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/las-vegas-nv/norman-miles-6978338

    Hello. I would like to pass along the belated news of the 2016 passing of my father, Norman Miles, who was one of the first foreign students under O Sensei (you can see him in this image: http://www.aikidonorthwest.co.uk/ethos.html). The memory of his dedication to Aikido, and the memorabilia I have from his time under O Sensei, have been a tremendous comfort since his passing. Not sure if my "Uncle" Kenny (also pictured in the photo) is still around - so many of the foreign students scattered to different corners of the world to start their dojos. Though my father did not move on to open a dojo of his own due to military business obligations, I think Uncle Kenny went to either Isle of Man or South Africa to spread O Sensei's teachings.

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    But...?

    Aikido Blogs - Thu, 01/09/2020 - 01:04
    But…?

    5 and 5 are 10.
    2 and 8 are 10.
    1 and 9 are 10.
    You should harmonize like this

    So I've been advised
    But….?


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    Jan 20, 2020: Thomas Collings Sensei 6th Dan in Bellmore, NY

    Aikido News - Tue, 12/24/2019 - 19:00
    Jan 20, 2020: Thomas Collings Sensei 6th Dan in Bellmore, NY
    From: Jason Mallia posted on 24. Dec 2019, 07:00pm

    The Skills of Non-Violence & Peacemaking for Aikido Students January 20, 2020 @ 2200 Merokee Place, Bellmore, NY 11710. Phone # 516.428.7893. Seminar is from 10AM-3PM. Registration is 9 am. Fee for the seminar is $60. seminar will be on De-escalation techniques, safety awareness, activating our innate early warning abilities, emergency stress management, understanding O-Sensei's Takemusu Aiki and much more.

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    Nafudakake

    Aikido Blogs - Sun, 11/17/2019 - 23:53
    Nafudakake

    The Nafudakake
    The name-board in our dojo
    Is full of students' names
    And their various ranks

    I look at it
    My name is up there
    Among many others
    But the names and ranks
    Are not final destinations

    Our Nafudakake is an active record
    Of history and potential
    Not a hard set of names and ranks
    With no past or future

    Our Nafudakake is a circle
    Actually a spiral, the dojo
    At its center, with
    Ranks lowest to highest
    Spiraling outward

    Some names even drift off
    The board, off the spiral
    Flowing somewhere into
    An ever-changing world
    Not necessarily an Aikido one

    But some start their own dojos
    Fresh and bright
    Full of dynamic energy and hope
    Creating their own spirals
    Within their own Nafudakake

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    Saboru

    Aikido Blogs - Sun, 11/10/2019 - 23:41
    Saboru

    Sometimes I don't want to practice
    To go to the dojo, do Aikido, and sweat
    To feel effort and pain
    And do that whole misogi thing

    I just want to lounge on my couch
    Watch TV, do nothing
    Or, go and sit in a coffee shop
    Reading, sipping coffee, just veg'ing

    I always thought Saboru would be
    A good name for a coffee shop
    Timeout Coffee, or Saboru Coffee
    But, I know I'll go to practice, anyway

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