Gaku Homma Visits Ireland for the Musubi Mat Fundraising Seminar

Gaku Homma with Simone Chierchini & family Written by Tony Dolan in 2006, this is the account of Gaku Homma's first visit to Ireland as part of the activities of the Aikido Humanitarian Active Network Aikikai Ireland-AOI (1) and Simone Chierchini invited Homma Kancho to teach a fund raising seminar in Donegal, a town about five… Continua a leggere Gaku Homma Visits Ireland for the Musubi Mat Fundraising Seminar

Aikido Lifetime Experience in Japan – A Memory

Originally published in 2002 by The Sligo Champion, this is a vivid memory of a typical martial arts trip to Japan by SIMONE CHIERCHINI “I am just back from Japan. Yes, believe me, a lifetime experience”. This is the answer that 5th Dan Aikido of Organisation of Ireland Head Instructor Simone Chierchini repeated to his many students… Continua a leggere Aikido Lifetime Experience in Japan – A Memory

Yoji Fujimoto Sligo Seminar (2001)

Three days of great Martial Art action were held at the beginning of this month in Sligo with the long-awaited Aikido Organisation of Ireland Spring Course 2001. The course was held by top Japanese Master Yoji Fujimoto, 7th Dan Aikido Sensei from the Aikido World Headquarters. Fujimoto Sensei was the highest-ranked martial artist to have visited the West of Ireland and he is amongst the selected few top Aikido Instructors in the world