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Save the Date! Tres Hoffmeister at Chicago Aikikai, June 3rd-5th, 2016

Chicago Aikikai is honored to host Tres Hoffmeister Sensei again at Chicago Aikikai for June 3rd-5th. We will announce it here when registration is open, but mark your calendars today for this excellent opportunity to train with Hoffmeister Sensei!

Midwest Aikido Bridge Seminar at Abiding Spirit Aikikai, April 1-3

Abiding Spirit Aikikai in Crystal Lake will be hosting the Midwest Aikido Bridge Seminar for 2016. Instructors who will be participating include M. Rock Lazo Sensei from Midwest Aikido Center, Rodger Park Sensei from Huron Valley Aikikai, Andy Sato Sensei from Kiku Matsu Dojo, Joe Takehara Sensei from Chicago Aikido Club, Wendy Whited Sensei from Inaka Dojo, and Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan from Boulder Aikikai. Registration is $200 for the full seminar or $50 for any single half day. There will also be a pizza party on Friday night for an additional $15, and a Saturday night dinner for $25. Visit the Midwest Aikido Bridge Seminar website for more details and a registration form. This is an excellent chance to experience the many varieties and similarities of Aikido styles. Hope to see you on the mat!

Exploring the Knife Seminar with Jeff Hempel Sensei at Lake in the Hills, Feb 6

Abiding Spirit Aikikai in Crystal Lake is hosting an Exploring the Knife seminar with Jeff Hempel Sensei (5th Dan) on February 6th from 12:00 – 4:00pm followed by a pizza party at the dojo. Registration fee is $40 for the seminar and $10 for the pizza party afterwards. This is a wonderful opportunity to train with an excellent instructor. More information can be found on their flyer found here. Hope to see you on the mat!

Class Schedule

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

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