Chicago Aikikai enthusiastically welcomes back Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan (7th dan, Boulder Aikikai) for his annual three-day seminar in the Windy City, September 15 – 17, 2023. Aikido students of all levels and affiliations are welcome to register for training. Observers may watch for free. [Read more…] about Seminar with Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan (池田裕師範)
Milwaukee Shobukan will host the 2023 Midwest Bridge Seminar, March 24-26, marking the 11th year of the event. Aikidoka of all affiliations and lineages welcome. Headline instructors are Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan (7th dan, Boulder Aikikai), Kayla Feder (7th dan, Aikido of Berkeley) and Lisa Tomoleoni (6th dan, Aikido Shimobkukai). Additional classes will be taught by supporting instructors. 14 classes will be offered over the 3 days. Virtual attendance will also be available.
Schedule (US CST):
Friday March 24— 5:00-7:30 pm
Saturday March 25— 9:30 am-12:30 pm & 2:30-6:30 pm
Sunday March 26— 9:30 am-1:30 pm
There will be a karaoke and pizza party at the dojo Saturday after training (registration required)
Fees: All Days $185 / Saturday and Sunday $160 / Saturday Only $135 / Friday OR Sunday $65 / Virtual $50 / Saturday Party $20
Please register at the Aikido Shimbokukai homepage.
A limited number of scholarships are available, please contact if interested.
Participants asked to be prepared to show proof of vaccination at the door. The vaccination requirement has currently been dropped but this cannot be guaranteed to still be true in March.
Please feel free to send questions to Shimbokukai.Events@gmail.com
Registration is open for Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan’s seminar September 16-18. The seminar is hosted by Chicago Aikikai and Aikido Shimbokukai, and will be Ikeda Shihan’s first 3 day solo seminar in the Midwest since 2019. Aikido practitioners of any style and affiliation are welcome! It is a great opportunity to train with, or observe, an Aikido master without the need to travel.
Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan
Ikeda Shihan began Aikido at Kokugakuin University Aikido Club, of which Mitsugi Saotome Shihan was the chief instructor. After graduation he trained regularly at Aikido World Headquarters and in Saotome Shihan’s Reimeijuku Dojo in Tokyo. He established Boulder Aikikai in 1980 for the study of the Japanese martial art of Aikido.The dojo is affiliated with the Aikido World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, through the Aikido Shimbokukai. Ikeda Shihan is well-known for his effective technique, and travels extensively around the world teaching. He is a member of the Grading Committee and Vice-President of Aikido Shimbokukai.
Seminar Registration is Open and Limited
Registration will be limited to 40 people and to individuals who are vaccinated for Covid-19. Registration fee is $160. Please use this link to register, and email your proof of vaccination here. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis and will not be complete until proof of vaccination is verified.
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Seminar at Chicago Aikikai, September 16-18
The seminar will be held September 16-18, 2022, at the Chicago Aikikai, 1444 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL.
Class times are:
Friday September 16 6:30-8:30 pm
Saturday September 17 10:00 am-12:00 pm & 3:00-5:00 pm
Sunday September 18 10:00 am-12:00 pm
We look forward to seeing you on the mat!
Chicago Aikikai and Aikido Shimbokukai will be co-hosting Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan on September 16 – 18, 2022. The 3-day seminar will be held at Chicago Aikikai. Please save the date. More details will follow soon. [Read more…] about Hiroshi Ikeda Shihan at Chicago Aikikai September 16-18, 2022