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Happy Memorial Day – Dojo closed 5/29

In honor of the Memorial Day holiday, Chicago Aikikai will be closed on Monday, May 29. We will have regular classes on Saturday and Sunday.

Marsha Turner, Chicago Aikikai Chief Instructor, Promoted to Rokudan (6 dan)

Chicago Aikikai offers our excited and enthusiastic congratulations to our dojo cho and chief instructor, Marsha Turner, on her promotion to rokudan (6th degree black belt). This honor is the earned result of more than 30 years of dedication to the art of aikido and her immense generosity of her time and leadership skills.

Thank you Sensei!

Tres Hofmeister Shihan Summer Seminar

Chicago Aikikai is pleased to announce that Tres Hofmeister Shihan, 7d, is returning for our annual Summer Seminar to be held June 2-4, 2017.

Tres Hofmeister Sensei is a student of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan and Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan. He began his training in 1978 and entered Boulder Aikikai under Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan in 1980. Hofmeister sensei is a senior instructor for Aikido Schools of Ueshiba, teaching regularly at Boulder Aikikai and at seminars throughout North America and abroad. Hofmeister Sensei is also a certified practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method®. He has a particular interest in the process of learning in Aikido and its relationship to self-understanding. Hofmeister Sensei currently lives and practices in Boulder, Colorado.

Class Schedule

  • EARLY MORNING AIKIDO:
    Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 6:15-7:15am
  • EVENING AIKIDO:
    Monday through Thursday from 6:15-7:30pm
  • WEEKEND AIKIDO:
    Saturday 10am-11:30am & Sunday 11am-12:30pm
  • FREE INTRO CLASS:
    Every Sunday 11am-12:30pm, please show up a few minutes early to warm up.

Upcoming Dojo Events

  • 09.01-03.2017 • Labor Seminar with Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan
  • 11.24-26.2017 • Thanksgiving Seminar with Mitsugi Saotome Shihan

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