THE KIAI - The Dojo Newsletter

Since 1998, The KIAI, the Aikido Institute's newsletter, has provided articles, photos, poems, thoughts, and essays all contributed by Dojo members or alumnae.

  • KIAI - 2005 to Present
  • KIAI Archive - 2002 to 2004
  • KIAI Archive - 1998 to 2001
PDF HIGHLIGHTS
Fall 2015
  • Oakland on the mat in Iwama
  • Spirals - Aikido through the eyes of an artist
Summer 2014
  • Hoa Sensei Inteview
  • Chat with David DeLong Sensei
  • Dojo Hopping
Winter 2014
  • Aiki-An
  • Training in Morocco
  • Team Italia's European Gasshuku
Summer 2013
  • Kangeiko, Arm Wrestling, Families that Train Together
  • Memorial Day Gasshuku
Summer 2012
  • Kim Peuser Sensei, 7th Dan: Tokyo_Kyoto 2012
  • Aikidoka and Superspies
  • Ukemi Flowchart (Be Honored!)
Fall 2011
  • Kangeiko 2011
  • Tahoe Gasshuku
  • Kids Gasshuku
Winter 2010
  • The Agatsu of Aikido
  • Kids' Gasshuku
  • Uchi Deshi Diaries
40th Anniversary Issue - Spring 2010
  • Our 40th Anniversary!!
    • Instructor Interviews
    • Photos, Memories and all kinds of stuff
Spring/Summer 2009
  • Interview with Alberta Sensei
  • 20th Annual Memorial Day Gasshuku
  • Noble Silence
  • Hitohiro Saito Sensei Seminar
Winter 2009
  • Interview with Hoa Sensei
  • Aikido Institute of Davis - Grand Opening
  • I Beat the System
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Haiku
  • Kids' Class
Fall 2008
  • New Dojo Cho
  • Interview with Kim Sensei
  • Ranks in Aikido
  • Many Shodan articles
  • Aiki Crossword!
  • In the News
Summer 2008
  • Being Uchi Deshi
  • Aikido and Mozart
  • Oi, Whitebelt, Leave those Kids Alone!
  • Sensei's Weapons, Order e Progresso
  • Gasshuku Thoughts
  • In the News
Summer 2007
  • New Dojo Logo
  • What to do when Aikido Doesn't Work
  • Keiko in Morocco
  • Tahoe Gasshuku 2007 - photos and essays

Summer 2006

  • Silver medal at the Gay Games
  • Haiku challenge
  • Cryptic Crossword

Fall 2005

  • Home economics column
  • Hitohiro Sensei's Seminar
  • Crossword

Spring 2005

  • My First High Fall
  • Report from the Kids' Class
  • Aikido and Cartoons

 

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS
Fall 2004
  • More Thoughts on Kiai
  • Reflections on Transitions
Spring 2004
  • Interview with Doshu
  • You look marvelous...
  • Mendocino Gasshuku
Winter 2003
  • Contributions
  • The Japanese Sword
Summer 2003
  • Perseverence or Training in the Heart of Despair
  • Help!
  • Photo Essay
Spring 2003
  • A New Dojo, a New Sensei
  • An Ai-Key Experience in Denver
  • Teaching Children Budo
Winter 2002
  • Intimidation and Me
  • Doran Sensei's Birthday

Fall 2002

  • Converging Paths
  • Iwama Perspectives
  • Walking Gasshuku (The Breast Cancer 3-Day)

Spring 2002

Special Edition in Honor of Saito Shihan

  • My Iwama Teacher
  • Saito Sensei's Legacy
  • Iwama Haiku
  • My Sensei

 

 

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS
Winter 2001
  • Why Aikido
  • Kangeiko
  • Masakatsu Agatsu Katsu Hayabi
Fall 2001
  • Katsu!
  • Iwama Journal #2
  • Bolinas Gasshuku
Summer 2001
  • A Way to Reconcile the World
  • Reflections on My Trip to Iwama
  • Iwama and Oakland Uchi Deshi
Spring 2001
  • An Uchi Deshi Learns Something
  • Iwama Journal
  • Trip to Japan
Winter 2000
  • Interview with Hoa Sensei
  • Gasshuku 99
Fall 2000
  • Converging Paths
  • Iwama Perspectives
  • Walking Gasshuku (Breast Cancer 3-Day)
March 2000 30 Year Anniversary Issue
  • Interview with Hoa Sensei, Part II
  • Starting Out
  • Timeline
Fall 1999
  • Service as Part of Aikido Training
  • The 1999 Aikido Institute Saito Shihan Seminar Banquet Song
Summer 1999
  • On Kata Practice
  • Uchi Deshi Essay
Spring 1999
  • The Power and Techniques of Focusing
  • Don't Judge an Uke by His Belt
Fall 1998
  • Hard Training and Soft Training
  • San Rafael Retreat
  • Zen and the Art of Mat Maintenance
Summer 1998
  • What Makes Aikido, Aikido?
  • Aikido and the Unresolvable Conflict
  • Writing about Aikido is Part of Aikido Training
Spring 1998
  • A Perspective on Self-Defense
  • The Westminster Aikikai Experience
  • Internal Ukemi