Kagamibiraki 2020

Today the Kagamibiraki was held at the Hombu Dojo in Japan. We are very proud to announce that 6 of our own Aiki-friends are promoted today. We want to congratulate Wilbert Sluiter, Michael Reichmann, Paul de Gruiter, John Zenkewich who have been promoted to 6e DAN, Eric Zmarzly promoted to 5th DAN and Charlie Stapp who has been promoted to 1st DAN.

Ofcourse none of this could have happened without John Stevens Sensei as our teacher

Summerschool 2019

Summerschool 2019 with John Stevens Sensei

This year we had a great summerschool so far. Starting Saturday 20th at 8:00 sharp.

With our friends from New York, Kinrooi, Lommel, Houthalen, The Hague. Leeuwarden and Vaals we were in for a treet.

The temperatures were high all week with a top on wednesday and thursday. Fortunately the dojo was much cooler than the outside temperature.

Time left to train with our friends this year

No more time left. See you next year!

Time remaining until we see our friends next year during the Summerschool of 2020

No more time left. See you next year!

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New graduates

Newly promoted black-belt students

This year again we had several newly graduated black belt students.

Congratulations to all newly promoted.

California Tour 2019

John Stevens Sensei will be giving seminars on September 21st - 23rd.

Saturday September 21st. 10AM – 12PM and 2PM – 4PM at the Bay Marin Aikido
1345 Via Sessi, San Rafael, CA 94901

Sunday September 22nd. 10AM – 12PM and 2:30PM – 4:30PM at Aikido of Noe Valley
Corner of 26th and Castro St., San Fransisco

Monday September 23rd. 6:30PM – 8:30PM at Aikido Of Petaluma
620 Petaluma Blvd. No, Petaluma, CA 94952

Tuesday September 24rd. 6PM – 7:30PM at Bay Marin Aikido
1345 Via Sessi, San Rafael, CA 94901

Hawaii 2019 Classical Aikido Seminar

We are excited to host this seminar for students of Classical Aikido

We are excited to host this seminar for students of Classical Aikido and for all aikido members, to train in this unique and complex series of teachings passed down from Shirata Sensei, one of the founder’s earliest and most dedicated students. For many decades, Shirata Sensei taught this well organized system of abundant techniques in Yamagata, Japan. We are fortunate to have one of his long-time students transmit this special aikido directly to us.

Our Featured Instructor will be:


Weekend training:

August 31-September 2

There will be space for everyone in our new dojo. We also hope to be able to do aiki-ken and aiki-jo practice outdoors by the ocean, at Coconut Island (weather permitting).

There will be lots of training so please pack all your practice gear. For outdoor training, please bring closed shoes and a jo & boken.

The seminar fee covers your participation in all classes. Teens may attend at a discount. Meals and lodging are separate. We will have a Saturday evening dinner and party which is pot luck. There will be optional group meals at restaurants but these are “pay as you go”.

Accommodations are available at various local hotels. We have negotiated special rates at Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, right on the bay. To take advantage of the special rates, you must use their reservation form or follow instructions for internet or phone reservations. See our web site for details. Other lodging options are at our web site: www.AikidoOfHilo.org Please plan early! Make your reservations for air travel, hotel and rental car as soon as possible. This long weekend is a busy time for travel to Hilo, so don’t be disappointed. For those arriving from off island, we suggest you get a rental car, but if you need a ride, please contact us early so a pick up can be arranged.

For those coming Saturday, plan to arrive before 9:00 if you can. Reserve flights and cars ASAP! Travel to Hilo is always busy on this Labor Day Holiday weekend! PLEASE REGISTER EARLY!! We ask that you complete your registration by Friday 7/19/19 for a discounted rate. Seminar fees are higher after that time. Note that this also is the final date for our special hotel rate. We are delighted to welcome Stevens Sensei and aikido students from throughout Hawaii, the U.S. mainland, Europe and elsewhere around the world!”