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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.

August 30th - 31st 2014: Labor Day Weekend Seminar with John Stevens Sensei

Aikido of Hilo's annual Labor Day weekend seminar with John Stevens Sensei. See the website for more information.

October 31st - November 2nd 2014: Aikido Training 2014 with Mariko Takamizo Shihan

Aikido Training 2014 - 9th Annual seminar with Hombu Dojo Shihan Mariko Takamizo, October 31 - November 2. Hosted by Aikido Renshinkan and Hawaii Betsuin Aikido Club. Download the flyer and the registration forms (PDF format).

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.

December 2014: Internal training, Aiki, and empowering Aikido

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

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.

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.