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Senior Systema Instructor Max Franz at Chicago Aikikai, May 16-17

One of the senior Systema instructors under Vladimir Vasiliev and star of “Deadliest Warrior: Spetsnaz Vs. Green Beret”, Max Franz, will be returning to Chicago Aikikai for a Systema seminar on May 16th and 17th. Details about the event are on the Chicago Systema Facebook page:

Kashiwaya Sensei Seminar in Chicago, May 1-3

The University of Chicago Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido Club (Genki Kai Dojo) will be hosting Koichi Kashiwaya Sensei, 8th Dan Aikido, Okuden, Chief Instructor of Midland Ki Federation, Shin Shin Toitsu Aikidokai Shihan, Head of Ki-Aikido USA and Special Advisor to Headquarters, next weekend, May 1st, 2nd, 3rd 2015, at the Genki Kai Dojo, University of Chicago, Henry Crown Field House, 57th and University Avenue. Class schedule is:

Session 1: Friday, 6:30 – 8:15 PM
Session 2: Saturday, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Session 3: Saturday, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Session 4: Sunday, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Session 5: Sunday, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Cost for the full seminar is $150 or $40 per session ($35 for University of Chicago students). The event is also posted on their Facebook page here:

April 5th Class Canceled

The April 5th class is canceled this week due to Easter and Passover holidays.  Classes will resume as normal on Monday, April 6th.   Enjoy the rest, and we’ll see you back on the mat the day after.  

Class Schedule

    Monday through Thursday from 6:15-7:30pm
    Saturday 1-2:30pm & Sunday 11am-12:30pm
    Every Wednesday 6:15-7:30pm, please show up a few minutes early to warm up.

Dojo Events

  • 5.1 - 5.3 · Koichi Kashawaya Shihan hosted by University of Chicago's Shin Shin Toitsu club
  • 5.8 - 5.10 · John Messores Shihan at Inaka Dojo in beautiful Beecher, IL.
  • 5.15 · Special Third Friday class hosted at the Chicago Aikikai from 6:30 - 8:30pm.
  • 5.16 - 5.17 · Max Franz at Chicago Aikikai on May 16th and 17th for a Systema seminar.

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