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Uchideshi Training at Korinji Monastery (Madison, WI)

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 21:16
Uchideshi Training at Korinji Monastery (Madison, WI)
From: Kristen Radtke posted on 8. Jul 2017, 08:16pm
URL: https://www.korinji.org/focused-internships

Applications are being accepted for combined Aikido/Zen residential training at Korinji, a Rinzai monastery near Madison, WI. Meido Moore Sensei (6th dan), who is also a Zen teacher, serves as the Korinji abbot and will direct the training. Uchideshi in this full-time residential program will participate in daily Zen practice according to the monastic schedule, but with approximately 4 hours daily allotted for Aikido training. For formal uchideshi training a minimum stay of six months is required, with longer stays encouraged. Persons wishing to reside and train for shorter periods are also welcome, however, as general guests. For more information please click the link; inquiries may be directed to info@korinji.org.

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    "The Language of Aikido" Now in Paperback!

    Wed, 07/05/2017 - 23:09
    "The Language of Aikido" Now in Paperback!
    From: Jun Akiyama posted on 5. Jul 2017, 10:09pm
    URL: http://amzn.to/2tODUHv

    "The Language of Aikido: A Practitioner's Guide to Japanese Characters and Terminology" by Michael Hacker is now available in paperback! “The Language of Aikido” is a well-researched book steeped with scholarship, personal experience, and heart. I believe “The Language of Aikido” will help clarify the Japanese language as used in Aikido to deepen both the theory as well as the practice of our art for students and teachers of all approaches, backgrounds, and experience levels. An invaluable addition to every Aikido library. Highly recommended!

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    Aikido Assassins: The gang of Siberian athletes turned contract killers

    Wed, 07/05/2017 - 01:59
    Aikido Assassins: The gang of Siberian athletes turned contract killers
    From: Jun Akiyama posted on 5. Jul 2017, 12:59am
    URL: https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/7/4/15919418/aikido-assassins-the-gang-of-siberian-athletes-turned-contract-killers

    This article entitled "Aikido Assassins: The gang of Siberian athletes turned contract killers" describes Andrey Sinyukov, head of the Aikido Federation in Kuzbass, who reportedly engaged in racketeering, money-laundering, blackmail, and even murder through a criminal organization masquerading as a sports entity that he founded. From the article: "Sinyukov is reportedly a 2nd dan blackbelt in Aikido, a title he received in Tokyo. In Russia, he owned and operated the ‘Sei Shin’ training facility for children interested in learning Aikido. He regularly gave interviews to Kuzbass media, where he discussed the importance of sports as a form of education. This façade of legitimacy created by Sinyukov lasted until the the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation in the Kemerovo region reported that Sinyukov was “suspected in a number of especially grave crimes, including murder." In a matter of hours, Sinyukov went from a respected member of society to a wanted fugitive fleeing prosecution."

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    8/26-8/27, 2017: How to Run an Aikido Dojo Workshop, Spotsylvania, VA

    Wed, 07/05/2017 - 01:56
    8/26-8/27, 2017: How to Run an Aikido Dojo Workshop, Spotsylvania, VA
    From: Aviv Goldsmith posted on 5. Jul 2017, 12:56am
    URL: http://www.gashuku.net

    8/26-8/27, 2017 in Spotsylvania, CA: We are offering an innovative and informative seminar for Dojo Cho and Senseis and Assistant Instructors. How to Run an Aikido Dojo will be led by a successful businessperson and 6th dan Sensei, Aviv Goldsmith. Learn about all facets of how to make your dojo be more successful and efficient. http://www.gashuku.net/documents/HowtoteachAikidoSeminar2017.pdf

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    Video/DVD - Living Aikido Life

    Sun, 06/11/2017 - 13:31
    Video/DVD - Living Aikido Life
    From: Bogdan Heretoiu posted on 11. Jun 2017, 12:31pm
    URL: http://livingaikido.life/dojo-cho-info/

    Living Aikido Life is a project dedicated to connecting local Aikido Dojos with educators and parents from K-12 Public Schools in their community, with the intention to explore Aikido’s fundamental principle of conflict resolution based on mutual respect. The film and overall project provides exceptional knowledge in how Aikido’s principles can be applied in our daily lives, regardless of being a Martial Artist or not. For more information please visit http://livingaikido.life/dojo-cho-info

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    "The Language of Aikido" by Michael Hacker

    Wed, 06/07/2017 - 08:47
    "The Language of Aikido" by Michael Hacker
    From: Jun Akiyama posted on 7. Jun 2017, 07:47am
    URL: http://amzn.to/2sDLVf5

    Michael Hacker's new book "The Language of Aikido: A Practitioner's Guide to Japanese Characters and Terminology" has just been released in E-book format! It is a well-researched book steeped with scholarship, personal experience, and heart. I believe “The Language of Aikido” will help clarify the Japanese language as used in Aikido to deepen both the theory and practice of our art for practitioners of our art. An invaluable addition to every Aikido library. Highly recommended!

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    6/30-7/2/2017: Igarashi Shihan Last Summer Seminar Calgary

    Fri, 06/02/2017 - 10:32
    6/30-7/2/2017: Igarashi Shihan Last Summer Seminar Calgary
    From: Andrew Barron posted on 2. Jun 2017, 09:32am
    URL: http://calgaryaikikai.com/the-last-igarashi-summer-aikido-seminar/

    Igarashi, K Shihan 7th Dan is holding his last summer seminar in Calgary from June 30th to July 2nd, 2017. After supporting Calgary Aikikai for the almost four decades, as sensei of our founder Inaba, Y Shihan 6h Dan dojo’s ( Calgary Aikikai Established in 1980), and then following Inaba Sensei’s passing, as the mentor, yearly seminar conductor and yudansha examiner, he has decided to reduce his travel and commitments. Igarashi Shihan’s teaching style and wealth of understanding of all aspects of Aikido will forever be cherished by our members. We welcome all former and new students join us in this event. (for information see www.calgaryaikikai.com)

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    May 2017 AikiWeb Columns Now Available!

    Wed, 05/31/2017 - 15:02
    May 2017 AikiWeb Columns Now Available!
    From: Jun Akiyama posted on 31. May 2017, 02:02pm
    URL: http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=75

    This month's batch of AikiWeb Columns is now available! We have a great set of five columns including "It Had to be Felt" columns on Maruyama Shuji by Ron Ragusa and on Matsuoka Haruo by Josh Gold; the first installment of a new series called "Aikido Picayunes" from John Driscoll; an essay on "Training After Shodan" from The Mirror; and, a column entitled "Wei Wu Wei" from Ross Robertson. As always, your comments in the thread following each column are appreciated by the authors, so please be sure to leave them your thoughts. Read columns here: http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=75

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    Aug 2017: Moore & Krzyzanowski in Poland

    Mon, 05/29/2017 - 19:08
    Aug 2017: Moore & Krzyzanowski in Poland
    From: Kristen Radtke posted on 29. May 2017, 06:08pm
    URL: http://www.aai-polska.pl

    August 11-13, 2017: Meido Moore Sensei (6th dan) and Tomasz Krzyzanowski Sensei (6th dan) will lead a seminar hosted by Endokan Dojo in Liepaja, Latvia. All welcome! August 14-20, 2017: Meido Moore Sensei (6th dan) and Tomasz Krzyzanowski Sensei (6th dan) will lead the 19th annual international summer camp in Olsztyn, Poland. Students from 8-10 nations routinely attend...all welcome! For information please contact through www.aai-polska.pl

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    Christian Tissier in Montreal, Canada, June 28-July 2, 2017

    Sun, 05/28/2017 - 19:43
    Christian Tissier in Montreal, Canada, June 28-July 2, 2017
    From: Shoshin Aikido Montreal posted on 28. May 2017, 06:43pm
    URL: http://www.aikidomontreal.com/controller.php?page=events

    Shoshin Aikido Montreal is honoured to host an intensive summer camp with Christian Tissier Shihan. Beautiful weather, the Jazz Festival, and a variety of other cultural events make this the best time of year to visit Montreal. Come and enjoy five days of exceptional Aikido practice in one of North America’s most exciting cities.

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    Cognard Shihan 8 Dan in Virginia (June 9-10 2017)

    Mon, 05/15/2017 - 20:25
    Cognard Shihan 8 Dan in Virginia (June 9-10 2017)
    From: Andrea Debiasi posted on 15. May 2017, 07:25pm
    URL: http://www.usa-seminar-kakkhh.com/arlington

    "Kokusai Aikido Kenshukai Kobayashi Hirokazu Ryu" (KHR) is pleased to announce the 2-day seminar conducted by Cognard André Shihan 8th Dan (Hanshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai) in Arlington, VA/DC Metro Area on June 9-10 2017. All affiliations, levels, and juniors are very welcome. Check out the details in the dedicated Website: http://www.usa-seminar-kakkhh.com

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    Cognard Shihan 8th Dan in Florence, Italy, June 3-4, 2017

    Mon, 05/15/2017 - 20:24
    Cognard Shihan 8th Dan in Florence, Italy, June 3-4, 2017
    From: Andrea Debiasi posted on 15. May 2017, 07:24pm
    URL: http://www.aactg.it/images/aactg/pdf/2017/stageCognardFirenze2017_ENG.pdf

    "Accademia di Aikido e Cultura Tradizionale Giapponese" (AACTG) & "Kokusai Aikido Kenshukai Kobayashi Hirokazu Ryu" (KHR) are pleased to announce the 2-day seminar conducted by Cognard André Shihan 8th Dan (Hanshi, Dai Nippon Butoku Kai) in Florence, Italy on June 3-4 2017. All affiliations, levels, and juniors are very welcome. Check out the details in the flyer

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    "Connection in Aikido" by Ania Small

    Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:39
    "Connection in Aikido" by Ania Small
    From: Jun Akiyama posted on 9. May 2017, 09:39am
    URL: http://aikidoofmaine.com/connection-in-aikido/

    Here's a nice article entitled "Connection in Aikido" by Ania Small (5th dan, Aikido of Maine) focusing on what "connection" means to four aikido instructors: Mitsugi Saotome, Hiroshi Ikeda, Bill Gleason, and Dan Messisco. From the article: "Connection is essential to Aikido, yet it’s not often talked about. It’s difficult to define, and even harder to teach. So what is the path for discovering unity in our own body and in movement with our partner? How can it be taught? This article focuses on how four teachers: Mitsugi Saotome, Hiroshi Ikeda, Bill Gleason and Dan Messisco describe connection, and what methods they use to help their students learn how to move in unison with their partners. In addition to experiencing their teaching in class, I asked for additional clarifications of their approach."

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    May 20 & 21, 2017 - Rev. Zenko Okimura, 7th dan, in St. Paul, MN

    Sat, 04/29/2017 - 20:18
    May 20 & 21, 2017 - Rev. Zenko Okimura, 7th dan, in St. Paul, MN
    From: Eric Buchanan posted on 29. Apr 2017, 07:18pm
    URL: http://www.prairiewindsaikido.com

    Okimura Shihan will be at the Shuharikan dojo in St. Paul, MN, on May 20 & 21. All styles and affiliations welcome.

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    May 12-21, 2017 "Aikido at the Leading Edge" Tele-Summit

    Fri, 04/28/2017 - 11:24
    May 12-21, 2017 "Aikido at the Leading Edge" Tele-Summit
    From: Andrea Ebert posted on 28. Apr 2017, 10:24am
    URL: http://store.theintegraldojo.com/p/aikido-at-the-leading-edge-tele-summit

    Online free global event that will run for 10 days from May 12th to the 21st, 2017. Bow in to our "virtual dojo" and learn from over 40 men and women who are teachers, thought leaders, pioneers, and entrepreneurs in the Aikido world. More information

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    Crowdfunding for 2017 East African Seminar

    Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:57
    Crowdfunding for 2017 East African Seminar
    From: Jun Akiyama posted on 27. Apr 2017, 10:57am
    URL: http://https://www.crowdrise.com/2017-east-african-seminar

    Here is an Aikido crowdfunding campaign to support the 2017 East African Seminar. The team organizing the seminar consists of Richard Strozzi-Hecker, Lou Pollack, Tesfaye Tekelu, and Katina Bishop. From the page: "The 2017 East African Seminar, a collaboration between Aikido Ethiopia and the African Union Peace Initiative will represent the first of its kind. Young African practitioners from Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Djibouti will have the unique opportunity to learn from world renowned international experts in Aikido, embodied leadership, somatic education, and conflict resolution."

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    "Blood, Sweat & Years" by John Longford

    Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:41
    "Blood, Sweat & Years" by John Longford
    From: John Longford posted on 27. Apr 2017, 09:41am
    URL: http://amzn.to/2pDvEse

    I have written a book detailing my training and travels in Aikido over the past 37 years. It is called: "Blood, Sweat & Years". The book is a light-hearted account with a forward by Sensei Tony Sargeant, 6th Dan Aikikai.

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    New Batch of AikiWeb Columns Now Available!

    Sun, 04/16/2017 - 22:23
    New Batch of AikiWeb Columns Now Available!
    From: Jun Akiyama posted on 16. Apr 2017, 09:23pm
    URL: http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=75

    A wonderful new batch of AikiWeb Columns are now available for your reading pleasure: Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation 28 (Part One) from Peter Goldsbury; It Had to Be Felt #57: Saito Morihiro: "Soft Strength" by Ethan Weisgard; In a Good Place by "The Mirror"; and, Only the Silence by Ross Robertson. As always, your comments in the thread following each column are appreciated by the authors, so please be sure to leave them your thoughts. All previous columns may be found here: http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=75

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    Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan at Oberlin Aikikai, April 28-30, 2017

    Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:15
    Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan at Oberlin Aikikai, April 28-30, 2017
    From: Andrzej Siwkiewicz posted on 6. Apr 2017, 10:15am
    URL: http://clevelandaikido.com/events/

    All are welcome to join Oberlin Aikikai for the May Fair Seminar featuring Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan of Boulder Aikikai. This year Ikeda Shihan will visit Oberlin College April 28-30th, 2017. Ikeda sensei has been visiting Oberlin for more than 30 years teaching May Fair seminars and sharing his unique insight into Aikido. He travels around the world often participating in Bridge seminars that include teachers from other organizations and arts. Keiko will be held at the Hales Gym, Oberlin College, 180 West Lorain Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074-1016: Friday, April 28, evening class at 7 - 9 p.m. Saturday, April 28, morning class at 10 - 12 p.m., and afternoon class at 3 - 5 p.m. Sunday, April 30, morning class at 10 - 1 p.m. The seminar cost $140, or $40 per class. Preregistration is advised and housing available in hotels nearby. For more information visit: http://www.oberlin.edu/stuorg/Aikido/events.htm or http://clevelandaikido.com/events/, or call 216-3922274. See you on the mat, Andrzej Siwkiewicz Oberlin Aikido Club Head Instructor

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