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Tres Hoffmeister Seminar is Right Around the Corner!

The Tres Hoffmeister seminar is right around the corner! Early bird pricing for the seminar has ended, but online registration for the seminar is still available for $140 for all 3 days. Tres Hoffmeister Shihan is a wonderful instructor, and Chicago Aikikai is privileged to be hosting him again for this event. If you have not had an opportunity to train with Hoffmeister Shihan, now is an excellent opportunity! Hope to see you on the mat!

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:

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.

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