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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.

December 2014: Internal training, Aiki, and empowering Aikido

Oahu: December 6th - 7th 2014
Big Island (Hilo): December 13th - 14th 2014

Tentative schedule for Dan Harden in Hawaii for 2015 :

  • Honolulu: March 28th - 29th
  • Hilo: April 4th - 5th
  • Honolulu: July 4th - 5th
  • Hilo: July 11th - 12th
  • Honolulu: November 28th - 29th
  • Hilo: December 5th - 6th
Dan Harden regularly teaches internal martial arts workshops around the world, and comes 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. The workshops here in Hawaii are a continuing series hosted in Honolulu by the Aikido Sangenkai since 2010. See the Aikido Sangenkai website for more information.

February 14th - 16th 2015: Aikido of Hilo Winter Camp 2015

We are excited to celebrate Aikido of Hilo’s 35th Anniversary at the next Big Island Winter Camp, February 14th-16th, 2015. We will hold 2½ days of training with our special guest instructor. From Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan, the World Headquarters of aikido, we welcome: WAKA SENSEI, Mitsuteru Ueshiba Son of the Doshu; Descendent of the Aikido Founder. See the website for more information.

May 30th - May 31st 2015: Bill Gleason in Hawaii

Please join us as we welcome Bill Gleason, Aikikai 7th Dan, back to Hawaii in a seminar hosted by Aiki Kai O Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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.

Details and registration information to be announced.