2020 Summer School
At the 2020 Summer School 38 people were presented with a Life Achievement certificate for having trained 40 years or more. Some have reached 50+ years! Awards were also presented to many students who had trained for 25+ years.
Upcoming overseas events
In March, Takase Shihan and New Zealand will be holding their 50th Anniversary celebration, with guest instructors from around the world and with Mitsuteru Ueshiba, leading the training. Then in July, immediately following our own Winter School, the Malaysian Aikido Association (MAA) will hold its 25th Anniversary, and then in September the IAF Summit will be held in Tokyo. Planning is already underway for a Japan tour to follow immediately after.
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Kagami Biraki Appointments
Big news for Aiki Kai Australia at the 12 January Kagami Biraki festival where senior appointments are annually announced!
Thirteen of our most senior instructors were appointed Shihan by Hombu dojo, plus six 6th Dans and five 5th Dans. See full list here
AKA members representing the association overseas
Jikou Sugano Sensei represented us at an IAF event in Korea. While Tristan Derham Sensei and Diana Hope represented us at a very special embukai at the Aiki Shrine in Iwama, Japan.
As usual, our Trustees are very busy, teaching in the UAE, Belgium, Britain and Malaysia and other Aiki Kai Australia trainees and teachers have attended a number of significant events overseas as well.
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