This fantastic new video from the T.K. and Mitsuko Chiba Seminar Endowment Fund explains the value of Birankai Aikido events in the voices of students. Featured are practitioners from Aikido of Albuquerque, run by Philip and Bernadette Vargas, and Clallam Aikikai, run by Neilu Naini.
With the spring seminar season in full swing and the Instructor Intensive and 2015 Summer Camp approaching, it’s a good time to reflect on the importance of Birankai events and help support our efforts. Seminars raise our level of Aikido, Iaido and Zazen training, and the Endowment Fund helps pay for instructing and expenses. Our national goal is to raise $400,000 in four years and we are already funding seminars through the endowment.
Also check out the videos below from the recent Birankai East Regional Seminar at Green River Aikido where participants raised $650 through a raffle for the Endowment Fund. Thanks to everyone!
– L. Klein