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Summer Camp is almost here!

Birankai Summer Camp 2016 is a few days away! Summer Camp is almost here!  Eight members of our dojo are traveling to NYC and are looking forward to all the training and camaraderie to come.  But Summer Camp is more than an annual gathering of Aikidoka.  It is a tradition of passing on the knowledge…

Werth Sensei receives 2nd Dan Fukushidoin Certificate

Werth Sensei receives 2nd Dan Fukushidoin Certificate Phillip Traunstein Shidoin presented Michael Werth Sensei with his 2nd Dan Fukushidoin at the conclusion of a seminar to benefit T.K. and Mitsuko Chiba Seminar Endowment Fund on 10 April 2016. There were 13      students in attendance to appreciate their Sensei's recognition by Birankai for his skills and…

Chiba Sensei – On Weapons in Aikido Training

The following article was posted on the Biran Online blog in September of 2014, a year before Chiba Sensei's passing, yet his words I have only discovered today resonate with me in light of the training we have been doing at our dojo and during our visits to Long Mountain Aikido.  As this website progresses…

Birankai 2016 Summer Camp Registration is up!

  Birankai Summer Camp 2016 Registration Camp Housing is suite style with three or four bedrooms sharing a common room and two bathrooms.  A single room means you'll have a room to yourself in a suite. A double room means you'll share a room in a suite. There are only a limited amount of single rooms.…