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    It is now somewhat of a tradition that I write a report on the occasion of the Kagamibiraki taking place at the beginning of January at the Hombu Dojo of the Aikikai. This time though, things are a little different, because in addition to the usual rejoicing about the promotion of my teachers and friends, ...
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    The ceremony of the Kagamibiraki took place on Sunday January 8, 2017 at the Hombu Dojo of the Aikikai of Tokyo. Like every year, the names of the practitioners promoted to the higher rank were made public during the ceremony. Once again, I was on the war footing to cover the holding of this major ...
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    The Kagamibiraki ceremony was held on Sunday, 11th of January at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo. The Kagamibiraki is the first official event of the year at the Aikikai schedule, and in addition to being a traditional way to celebrate the new year, it also marks the publishing and awarding of the new Dan ...
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    Every year, the Nippon Budokan holds one of the most important events in the Japanese Budo world: the Kagamibiraki (鏡開き). The demonstration is usually scheduled at the end of the winter break and this year, the date was set to January 10. It also marks the resuming of training in most dojos that had closed ...