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2017 MAI Yudansha Examinations PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 19 June 2017 18:22

Congratulations to the successful examinees in the recently conducted MAI Yudansha Promotion Examination conducted by Sensei Xavier Baylon at BPI Dojo

Last Updated on Monday, 19 June 2017 18:34
2017 Kagami Biraki Promotions PDF Print E-mail
Written by Raphael Ravago   
Monday, 09 January 2017 08:42

Omedetou Gozaimasu!

Congratulations Sensei Xavier Baylon for being promoted to 6th dan as included in the Aikikai Kagami Biraki 2017 listing.

Such wonderful news to begin the year 2017

See the list here.

Our members in KSA also send their greetings.

Just late last night we came to know you about your promotion to 6th Dan, Congratulation our grand sensei, we are so proud of you ..., it’s so great, الحمد لله We pray to الله to keep you & your family save all the way through, thanks .
Last Updated on Monday, 16 January 2017 14:08
MAI Christmas Keiko 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Raphael Ravago   
Monday, 28 November 2016 14:10
Makiling Aikido International ends the year 2016 with an early Christmas Keiko held last December 4, 2016 at the BPI Dojo in Makati.  The event started promptly at 9AM with Sensei Xavier leading the early part of the session, followed by Sensei Raffy wrapping up the event.

Its been a busy year for Makiling Aikido International (MAI) starting off the year with visitors from MAI in KSA coming over in early February, yudansha examinations mid-year, and back-to-back participation in international events both here (in UP Diliman) and abroad (in Dubai) in the 3rd quarter.

More to come in the coming year 2017 as we prepare for our upcoming anniversary event in 2018.  Yoroshiku.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2016 13:35
Shihan Profile : Iwatani Kosaku Sensei PDF Print E-mail
Written by Raphael Ravago   
Sunday, 27 November 2016 22:51

In recent correspondences with Komenoi Sensei, we were pleased to learn the identity of his Aikido mentor in the person of Sensei Iwakiri Kosaku (岩切光作).  Moreso, we are further elated to learn from Sensei Ito of Aikikai that Sensei Iwakiri is still an active instructor in his own dojo.

Iwakiri Shihan seated with Komenoi Sensei Iwakiri Shihan with members of Sakado Aikikai Association

Through a short anecdote posted in an article in Aikido Tansaku volume 41, we catch a glimpse of his beginnings as a student of O-Sensei. (From: Twitter - morihei_bot)


Chief Iwakiri Kosaku, Head of Sakado Aikido Association, relates : In Showa 31 (1956) when I was 18 years old, i made my first visit to Honbu dojo when the founder O-Sensei happened to be at the entrance area.  Not knowing who he was at the time, I politely asked him "I would like to take a look at Aikido".  No sooner had I said that when he clapped his hands and instructed someone saying "Bring this young one to the dojo.".  Before i knew it, I was already attending keiko wearing an old dogi that was handed to me.  (From Aikido Tansaku, vol 41, p 40)

Last Updated on Monday, 28 November 2016 08:12
2016 Yudansha Promotions PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016 16:58

Congratulations to our newly promoted Yudansha.  Omedetou Gozaimasu!

四段 三段 二段 初段
Yondan (4th Dan) Sandan (3rd Dan) Nidan (2nd Dan) Shodan (1st Dan)
Roberto Borlongan
Khalid Amin
Abdullah Amin
Jimmy Rosell
Osama Al-Mowallad
Khaled Bermas
Kevin Gray Chan
Nestor Sanchez
Arnulfo Hije
Danilo de Jesus
Jessa Grace Quindoy
Domingo Hodrial
Jose Lorenzo Hije
Zaid Al-Zahrani

Its been a busy 3rd quarter of 2016 with back-to-back yudansha awarding ceremonies in the Philippines and Saudi Arabia.

Yudansha Awarding in MAI Saudi Madina Dojo

Yudansha Awarding at MAI BPI Dojo

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2016 08:54
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