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Wendy Whited Passes Away

Aikido News - Thu, 09/30/2021 - 12:02
Wendy Whited Passes Away
From: Jun Akiyama posted on 30. Sep 2021, 11:02am
URL: https://www.gatheringus.com/memorial/wendy-whited/8069?fbclid=IwAR0uhX30zJ8nS7pcGb6rqR73W_40wCGtqBF0vOLcMBS0jf1hyyqRcKyblKE

I have just received news that Wendy Whited (7th dan, Inaka Dojo, Beecher IL) passed away on September 29, 2021 from cancer. She started aikido at Northen Illinois University in 1973. She visited Japan first in 1978 and returned in 1987 to be part of the Japanese Exchange of Teachers program for two years. She started Inaka Dojo in 1992. She was an educator, teaching junior high school from 1980 then later becoming school principal from 1999 until she retired in 2012. My condolences go out to her friends, family, students, and loved ones.

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    Michael Kimeda Receives 7th dan

    Aikido News - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 19:24
    Michael Kimeda Receives 7th dan
    From: Jun Akiyama posted on 9. Aug 2021, 06:24pm
    URL: https://www.facebook.com/aikidocanada/posts/4516486268375333

    Special congratulations to long-time AikiWeb member Michael Kimeda (Aikido Yoshinkai Canada) for receiving his 7th dan! Congratulations, Spike. Now, get back to training. :)

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    It Had To Be Felt #75: Akimoto Hidehiro: "Living Proof"

    Aikido News - Mon, 08/09/2021 - 11:21
    It Had To Be Felt #75: Akimoto Hidehiro: "Living Proof"
    From: Jun Akiyama posted on 9. Aug 2021, 10:21am
    URL: http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25876

    The latest "It Had to Be Felt" essay is now available for your reading pleasure, this time on Akimoto HIdehiro of the Iwama Ibaraki Dojo, written by Carl Thompson. From the essay: “Akimoto sensei once stated that when training under O-sensei, he did not get involved in the fighting culture that certain other teachers were notorious for. However, he followed this up with a very convincing statement that he knew what to do in a fight, and that the aikido we did in the dojo was a form of budo, which must be effective.”

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