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!
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.
A special introductory class is offered each Sunday morning class. This class will give instructors an opportunity to meet new students, work closely with them, and share the principles of Aikido to those visiting the dojo for the first time. Wear sweatpants and a t-shirt and join in the fun.
Sign up for classes and get a free dogi (traditional white cotton practice uniform).