OFFICER VOTE FOR 2019/2020
A vote for officers was held at the class held on September 3. Roy Cannon will continue as club president; our new vice-president is Jeff Edlund; Alan Arakaki will continue as treasurer.
Several Dojo members gave an aikido demonstration for the Seniors Program at the Mililani Rec. Center 3. A variety of aikido concepts were presented including history, techniques, falling, and using aikido concepts in everyday life.
Don Sensei has some information about the Hakama to share with everyone. Did you know that the Hakama that the sensei wear have 7 pleats and that each of these pleats have a special meaning?
7 HAKAMA PLEATS
1) Yuki = courage, valor, bravery
2) Jin = humanity, charity, benevolence
3) Gi = justice, righteousness, integrity
4) Rei = etiquette, courtesy, civility (also means bow/obeisance)
5) Makoto = sincerity, honesty, reality
6) Chugi = loyalty, fidelity, devotion
7) Meiyo = honor, credit, glory; also reputation, dignity, prestige
Interested in seeing some video of Ueshiba Sensei, the founder of Aikido? Check out the Youtube link below: