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AIKIDO IN THE NEWS

Aikido Hawaii International 2002
By Lyle L. Laizure

From the right, Ron Christenham, Robert Kubo Shihan, Glen Tango.

Labor Day weekend was truly a weekend of labor, and fun, for those that attended the annual AHI (Aikido Hawaii International) Seminar, in Omaha, Nebraska.

From August 29th thru September 2nd, Sarpy Aikido Club hosted a 4-day seminar taught by Robert Kubo, 7th Dan, chief instructor AHI. Kubo Sensei arrived early Thursday morning, accompanied by Glenn Tango, 5th Dan, and Jonalynn Sing. A vigorous practice commenced that evening where Kubo Sensei taught a variety of weapon and empty hand techniques.

Rising Star Dojo in South Bend, Nebraska hosted Friday’s practice. Before practice began, Kubo Sensei performed a formal blessing of the dojo. Gathering and using items found in the surrounding area, making it a special blessing indeed.


Group picture at the AHI

Practice resumed Sunday, after a restful Saturday. Yudansha testing was first on the agenda followed by practice at 3:00 PM. The testing was a sight to see. Due to the diligence of Ron Christenham of Sarpy Aikido Club, everyone performed their test successfully. Sensei Christenham himself was presented his 5th Dan certificate at this event as well.

With testing completed and practice over for the evening, all were invited to Sensei Christenham’s home for a Hawaiian Luau. There was something for everyone, traditional Hawaiian dishes to fried chicken. It was a pleasure to visit with the visiting sensei in a little less formal setting.

Monday, All attended a picnic at the farm, hosted by fellow aikidoka. Plenty of eating, drinking, and swinging. Swinging bokken that is. After everyone had enough to eat and drink, Kubo Sensei felt obliged to pay for his dinner with a bokken class.

With over 35 participants and tremendous instruction, this year’s seminar was a fabulous success.

For information about upcoming seminars please contact Shawn Cumpston at scumpston@niobraragroup.com.

Permission to publish article and pictures by Lyle L. Laizure.

Our gratitude and thank yous to Lyle Laizure for writing this article and to Ron Christenham and his dojo the Sarpy Aikido Club, for their generosity and work in creating this article and supplying the photos!
Thank you so much for sharing these moments with us!

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Michio Hikitsuchi 10th Dan 1978
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