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Upcoming Seminars and Announcements

This page is for recent upcoming seminars and training information. We're happy to post your Aikido and Hawaii related news and announcements. Submissions from all students of Aikido, regardless of style or affiliation, are welcomed. Contact us to submit your postings.

An open letter to Hawaii Aikido students from Mitsuo Adachi, Donald Moriyama and Randy Scoville.

April 26th - 27th 2014: O'Sensei Memorial Seminar at Aikido of Hilo

John Stevens Sensei will guest instruct at our O'sensei Memorial Seminar, April 26-27. Class schedule to be announced, see the Aikido of Hilo website for more information.

May 31st - June 1st 2014: Bill Gleason in Hawaii

Please join us to celebrate and enjoy practice with Gleason Shihan.

William Gleason studied Aikido from 1970 to 1980 at the main world headquarters (Hombu Dojo) in Japan and also with Yamaguchi Seigo Shihan. During that same period, Gleason Sensei studied swordsmanship (Kashima Shin Ryu) as well as Japanese language, classical music, and Eastern religion. Since 1985 Gleason Sensei has continued to practice and teach under the auspices of Mitsugi Saotome Shihan and the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba.

Gleason Sensei founded Shobu Aikido, Inc. in 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts, and there are presently five Shobu affiliate dojos from the Midwest to the East Coast. He is the author of "Aikido and Words of Power: The Sacred Sounds of the Kototama" and "The Spiritual Foundations of Aikido", which has been translated into four languages.

Saturday & Sunday, May 31 & June 1, 2014 at Hale Halawai Park, Kailua-Kona Hawaii

CLASSES (Schedule remains subject to change)

SATURDAY – May 1st
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CLASS
11:15 AM to 12:15 AM CLASS
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM CLASS
3:15 PM to 4:15 PM CLASS

SUNDAY - June 1st
6:30 AM to 7:30 AM WEAPONS
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM CLASS
11:15 AM to 12:15 AM CLASS
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Youth Focused CLASS (Free to kids 12 & under)
2:45 PM to 3:45 PM CLASS

Adult - $145.00 Youth - $85.00 Youth: Special Single Class - Free
Adult One day only, Includes lunch - $70
Youth One day only, Includes lunch - $45
Lunch – non-practicers: $10.00
Dinner – non-practicers: $20.00

Please send in your application and payment to Aiki Kai o Kona:

PO Box 1712, Kailua-Kona, 96745

Please let us know if you need assistance with accommodations or transportation.
Hotel suggestions:
KONA SEASIDE (808 329-2455): Kamaaina - $100,
ROYAL KONA RESORT (808 329-3111): Kamaaina - $119 w/parking
KING KAMEHAMEHA’S KONA BEACH (808 329-2911): Kamaaina - $139
2014 Internal training, Aiki, and empowering Aikido workshops with Dan Harden

Dan Harden will be returning to Hawaii in July and December 2014 for the continuation of this series of workshops that have been conducted in Hawaii since 2010. See the Aikido Sangenkai website for news and contact information.

August 1st - 3rd 2014: Hawaii Ki Federation Guest Instructor Seminar

The Hawaii Ki Federation is pleased to announce that the 2014 Guest Instructor Seminar will be led by David Shaner Sensei – 7th dan, Okuden in Ki Development, and Chief Instructor of the Eastern Ki Federation. The intensive three-day seminar will take place at the Maui Ki Aikido Shunshinkan Dojo from August 1-3, 2014. See the Maui Ki Aikido website for more information.

November 14th - 16th 2014: Hawaii Ki Federation Omiki Seminar

The Omiki Seminar has become a traditional annual gathering to train as well as to celebrate together the achievements and hard work of the past year. This year’s three-day seminar, led by HKF Chief Instructor Christopher Curtis Sensei, will take place at the Maui Ki Aikido Shunshinkan Dojo from November 14-16, 2014. See the Maui Ki Aikido website for more information.