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8 Days To Linda Holiday Sensei!

A reminder to all Aikidoka in the Chicago area that Linda Holiday Sensei, Chief Instructor for Aikido of Santa Cruz, will be the guest instructor for a special 2-hour class at Chicago Aikikai on Wednesday, October 8th from 6:15-8:15.  The cost for this special session is only $20, and she will also be reading excerpts from her new book, Journey to the Heart of Aikido.  Hope to see you there!

Registration Now Open for Thanksgiving Seminar With Saotome Sensei

Chicago Aikikai is excited to announce that online early registration is now available for Chicago Aikikai’s Thanksgiving Seminar with Saotome Sensei on November 28th, 29th, and 30th.  Click here to be taken directly to the registration page.  Space is limited, so please register early.  We look forward to seeing you in November!

Special Third Friday Class for September This Week!

Please join us at the dojo for our special Third Friday class for September this Friday, September 19th from 6:15pm – 8:15pm. Marsha Turner Sensei will be leading this class with tentative theme of Expansion and Compression of Space. As usual, we encourage everyone to stay after class and socialize. Bring some food and join the fun! 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.

Dojo Events

  • 09.19 · Third Friday class this month. Please join us for our special 2 hour class this Friday! Details here.
  • 10.08 · Linda Holiday Sensei is teaching a special 2 hour Wednesday class of instruction and readings from her new book. Details here.
  • 10.10 - 10.12 · Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan at Abiding Spirit Aikikai in Crystal Lake, IL. Details here.
  • 11.28 - 11.30 · Mitsugi Saotome Shihan at Chicago Aikikai for the annual Thanksgiving Seminar. Details soon.

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