Some of the traditional and tenured Japanese Cultural and Martial Arts in Chicago will be featured!
We would like to invite your group to our annual Open House event this upcoming October 11th (Saturday) from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Open House will have demonstrations from several martial and cultural arts, such as:
Chanoyu (Tea Ceremony)
We will also have origami, tea tasting, and other cultural activities.
Ken Pitchford Sensei demonstrates iaido (Japanese samurai sword drawing).
There will also be a fundraising raffle for the Aikido International Foundation (AIF). The AIF is a 501(c)-3 not-for-profit organization and with your generous donations, we can continue to help others in our local, national, and global communities. These contributions are tax deductible.
For more information about AIF, please click here.
The raffle drawing will include items generously presented by the
Chicago Athletic Clubs
Crosell & Co (Home Goods)
Dark Matter Coffee
Japanese Culture Center
Yolanda Lorente, Ltd.
Other Donors To Be Added!
Aikido International Foundation (AIF) s a tax-exempt, not-for-profit educational organization as described in section 501(c)3.
Each raffle ticket is a $10.00 donation, 3 tickets are $25.00. Tickets can be acquired via the JCC Office or the AIF Webpage:
*Please note, please acquiring tickets via the webpage should put Raffle Ticket in the Comments Box.
Thank you again for your support and we hope to see you at the Open House!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.