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Upcoming Seminars and Announcements

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June 4th - 5th 2016: Aiki Kai O Kona 28th Anniversary Seminar with Kunio Yoshimoto Shihan

Aiki Kai o Kona is delighted to welcome Kunio Yoshimoto Shihan, Aikikai 7th Dan, for our annual seminar, June 4 - 5 2016. Yoshimoto sensei was a student of the late Shoji Nishio Shihan. He is bringing Shigeru Suzuki Shihan, a close friend of his who also studied with Nishio sensei, and we hope to persuade him to teach a little too. Several aikidoka from Shiga will also be coming. This should be great practice and fellowship!

Alii Drive, Kailua-Kona

Yoshimoto sensei is from Shiga, Japan, and was a student of Shoji Nishio.

We are looking forward to the return of Yoshimoto Sensei, please put this event on your calender and join us for our 28th anniversary celebration with Kunio Yoshimoto Shihan.

Email: to receive seminar information packet

PO Box 1712, Kailua-Kona, 96745

June 6th and 8th 2016: Kunio Yoshimoto Shihan at Nuuanu Aikido Club

After his seminar at Aiki Kai O Kona is completed Kunio Yoshimoto Shihan will be teaching at the Nuuanu Aikido Club on Monday June 6th and Wednesday June 8th, 2016 from 7:30 pm. There are no fees for this training.

See the Nuuanu Aikido Club website for more information.

August 26th - 28th 2016: Aikido of Kohala 20th Anniversary Seminar

Aikido of Kohala 20th Anniversary Seminar 2016 - Come Join us! Instructors: Damon Apodaca, 6th dan Shihan, Archie Champion, 6th dan Shihan, Coryl Crane, 6th dan Shihan, Kristina Varjan, 6th dan Shihan, Rikko Varjan, 6th dan Shidoin

See the Aikido of Kohala website for more information.

September 23rd, 24th and 25th 2016: Aikikai 7th Dan Shihan William Gleason in Honolulu (tentative schedule)

Bill Gleason will be retuning to Hawaii for his fourth year of workshops in the islands. Gleason Sensei spent 10 years trainingwith Seigo Yamaguchi in Japan, and is one of the senior instructors in the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba under Mitsugi Saotome. 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. See the Aikido Sangenkai website for more information.

Internal training, Aiki, and empowering Aikido - 2016 Hawaii Sangenkai Workshops with Dan Harden (December 2016)

Dan Harden regularly teaches internal martial arts workshops around the world, and has come to Honolulu and the Big Island several times a year to share his over 40 years of experience in Japanese traditional and modern martial arts since 2010. The workshops here in Hawaii are a continuing series hosted in Honolulu by the Aikido Sangenkai and Windward Aikido Club and on the Big Island by Hilo Seishikan Aikido and Aiki Kai O Kona. See the Aikido Sangenkai website for more information.

60th anniversary of the Nuuanu Aikido Club
2019 represents the 60th anniversary of the Nuuanu Aikido Club. We are soliciting photos of Nuuanu Aikido Club activities that members and former members may have. The photo will be considered to be used in a commemorative booklet that will be published for the celebration of the 60th anniversary.

If you are willing to share your photos, please send a duplicate photo. mail to :

Nuuanu Aikido Club
60th Anniversary Commemorative Brochure
P.O. Box 283283
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822

Please label the back of each photo with the owners name and return address. Photos will be returned to senders. By submitting photos for consideration and for use in the commemorative booklet, sender agrees and gives permission to use the photo voluntarily in the commemorative booklet.

If you would like to share your photos digitally , please email a jpeg file to :

Do not send photos after July 1, 2018.