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Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan Seminar at Abiding Spirit, September 4-6, 2015

Abiding Spirit Aikido Center in Crystal Lake will be hosting a seminar with Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan on September 4-6 at their dojo. Classes will be on Friday from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Saturday from 10:30am – 12:30pm and 3:00pm – 5:00pm (followed by a dinner party), and Sunday 10:30am – 12:30pm. Advance registration cost is $145, and at-the-door registration will be $160. Each individual class is $50. More details may be found on their site, here. This is an excellent opportunity to train with Ikeda Shihan! Hope to see you there!

Abiding Spirit “Chop ‘Til You Drop” Fundraiser

Due to rising rent costs, Abiding Spirit Dojo is anticipating a move in early 2016 from their current location, and as such they are organizing a fundraising event on August 1st. Abiding Spirit students have each committed to executing 1,000 suburi (practice sword strikes) for donations. All proceeds will go toward funding Abiding Spirit’s move and many non-profit programs such as mindfulness training, health care treatments to cancer survivors, free health care to Alzheimer’s and dementia patients, empowerment workshops for abuse survivors, and many others. They are hoping to reach the fundraising goal of $10,000. Any and all help is greatly appreciated! You can learn more by visiting their website here. Thank you!

Lake County Aikikai 40th Anniversary Celebration Seminar on September 26th

Lake County Aikikai is hosting a special seminar and banquet to celebrate their 40th Anniversary of Aikido in Lake County under Charles Tseng Sensei. Along with Charles Tseng Sensei, other guest instructors include Joe Takehara Sensei, Yuki Hara Sensei, Wendy Whited Sensei, and Art Benjamin Sensei. The seminar will be on Saturday, September 26th with a morning class from 9am – 12pm and an afternoon class from 2:30pm – 5pm. There will be a banquet following the seminar from 6pm – 8pm. The seminar itself is free, and the banquet is only $25. Location details can be found on the flyer here. This is a wonderful opportunity for some excellent instruction absolutely free! Hope to see you there!

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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