MAI's very first interclub of 2017, hosted by the UP Aikido Club, was held last Sunday, March 26 at the College of Human Kinetics (CHK) Gymnasium. The event was a huge success thanks to the participation of the aikidokas from various MAI dojos and the valuable teachings from our senseis.
Special thanks to Hakee Aliwate and Jerome Orejana for the photos!
Self Defense Workshop Featuring the UP Aikido Club and UP Judo Club
Written by Raphael Ravago
Saturday, 25 February 2017 00:00
The UP Aikido Club under the tutelage of our own Sensei Ian Logan has been actively propagating our beloved art with two back-to-back events in the UP Campus. Minna, Otukaresama!
(adapted from UP Aikido Club FB post)
In partnership with the College of Fine Arts Student Council (CFASC), the UP Aikido Club held a self-defense workshop last February 24 as part of the line-up of events for FA Week. We thank everyone who participated and we hope that the experience is a productive and memorable one. Hope to see you again next time! Credits to Lea Lim for the photographs
Last February 23, the UP Aikido Club, together with the UP Judo Club, was invited by the Ilang-Ilang Residence Hall Association to facilitate a Self-defense workshop for its residents called "Defence Against the Dark Arts". It was a fruitful learning experience for all of us. Thank you to everyone who participated and we hope to see more of you train with us soon!
Congratulations to the Saudi Aikido Association for the successful 2nd Honbu Shihan Seminar featuring Makoto Ito Shihan held last February 16-18, 2017 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The event started off with an evening session on the 16th, followed by two daily sessions over the next two days, ending with a yudansha examination on the afternoon of the 18th. All sessions were well attended with delegates of varying nationalities coming from all over Saudi Arabia and also from Dubai and Oman, among others. From the Philippines, Sensei Xavier Baylon and Sensei Raffy Ravago were also present to represent and to provide support for our MAI members in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Aikido Association (SAA), the principal organizer of the event, provided a warm welcome for all participants with their representative Osama Almowallad opening each session.