History of Activities in Aikido 1972-2018

1972

Started Aikido at the Headquarters, Aikikai Hombu Dojo, in Tokyo.

1972-74

Practiced at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo.

1974-82

Massachusetts, USA.

1982-1988

Japan, practiced at the Aikikai Hombu Dojo.

1988-1994

Republic of Kiribati.

1994-2003

Saipan. For five years, Minegishi commuted between Guam and Saipan weekly.

1998

1/13

Promoted to 6th Degree Black Belt from the Aikikai Hombu Dojo in Tokyo.

11/4-11

Attended the first Asian Aikido Federation Congress in Singapore.

1999

1/ 27-2/1

Singapore as a guest instructor.

3/15-21

Korea as a guest instructor.

4/12-20

Korea as a guest instructor.

5/17-6/8

Sweden as a guest instructor.

6/2-8

Switzerland to attend the 30th anniversary of Swiss Aikikai.

9/14-20

Korea as a guest instructor with Mr. Ikuhiro Kubota from Nara.

110/1-11

Italy as a guest instructor.

11/10-16

Attended the Second Asian Aikido Friendship gathering held in Taiwan.

2000

3/25-4/1

Singapore as a guest instructor.

4/21-23

Korea as a guest instructor.

9/27-10/11

Sweden as a guest instructor. Stockholm, Vanadis, Nuboko, Hashidate, Uppsala, Vexjo, Kristianstad, Lund, Malma, Orust, Gethenberg

2001

3/11-28

South Africa as a guest instructor. Cape Town, Paar, East London, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Johannesburg and Hidelburg.

4/10-22

England as a guest instructor for the Easter Seminar.

7/4-9

Philippines as a guest instructor

9/13-27

Sweden as a guest instructor. Stockholm, Tumba, Uppsala, Sadateria, Vaxer, malma, Lund and Kristianstad.

9/27-10/3

Hong Kong Aikikai, for the 30th anniversary, as a guest instructor.

11/5-9

Singapore, 2nd Asian Aikido Federation Seminar.

11/10-27

Italy as a guest instructor in 7 cities.

2002

2/19-3/5

Bali, Semarang, YogYakarta of Indonesia as a guest instructor.

3/28-4/3

England for the Easter Seminar as a guest instructor.

4/3-9

Holland for the Easter Seminar as a guest instructor.

4/9-24

Sweden as a guest instructor. 9 cities.

8/22-9/6

New Zealand as a guest instructor, Auckland and Christchurch.

11/4-12

Bulgaria as a guest instructor with Terry Ezra from England.

11/12-18

Philippines with Mr. Kazue Otani, 7th dan, from Tokyo as guest instructors for the 15th Anniversary.

2003

2/14-17

Thailand to attend the 40th anniversary of Thailand Aikikai.

3/19-24

Philippines as a guest instructor. Manila, Macati and Cebu.

11/14-17

Asian Aikido Federation 3rd Congress in Taiwan.

2004

5/17-27

Croatia as a guest instructor.

9/7-13

Attended the International Aikido Federation Seminar in Tokyo

9/13-14

Singapore as a guest instructor.

2005

3/24-30

England as a guest instructor for the Easter Seminar.

3/31-4/4

Holland as a guest instructor for the Easter Seminar.

4/4-10

Croatia as a guest instructor. Zagreb and Pozega.

7/22-24

Croatia as a guest instructor.

4/4-10

Germany to attend the German Aikikai’s 40th anniversary and also to attend the World Games in Duesseldolf, Germany.

11/4-6

Asian Aikido Federation Seminar in Thailand.

2006

1/18-22

Monaco as a guest instructor for their 30th anniversary.

1/23-25

Invited by Tamura Shihan to France.

1/25-30

Croatia as a guest instructor. Zagreb, Pozega.

4/10-24

Croatia as a guest instructor. Zagreb, Varazdin and Pozega.

9/15-17

Philippines to attend the 15th anniversary of Makeling Aikido International. Mr. Takanori Kuribayashi from Hombu Dojo.

9/27-10/10

Croatia and Macedonia to host International Seminars.

10/28-10/31

Beijing with South African leaders. Held classes at Beijing Dojo.

11/1-7

Attend the 35th anniversary of Hong Kong Aikikai.

11/23

Singapore on the way to South Africa.

11/24-12/13

South Africa for the Summer School 2006, 4 cities. Some instructions for the International Campaign of 16 days of Activism against abuse of women and children.

2007

3/20-4/1

Croatia

3/31-4/1

Seminar in Varazdin, Croatia, with Fujimoto Yoji sensei, 7th dan, from Milan, Italy.

4/2-5

Warsaw, Poland as a guest instructor.

5/10-17

Italy: Rome, Torino, Pietrasanta, La Spezia, Reggio.

5/19-20

Mantova, Italy to attend the Memorial seminar for the late Mr. Giorgio Veneri. Mr. Yoji Fujimoto, 7th dan, from Italy was the guest instructor.

5/21-27

Sweden: Stockholm, Tumba, Uppsala, Malmo, Lund and Helsingborg.

7/22-29

Holland as a guest instructor for the Summer Camp.

7/30-8/8

Croatia to hold a Summer Camp.

11/21-12/3

South Africa as a guest instructor for the 30th anniversary seminar of Aikido Federation of South Africa.

11/20

Singapore to hold a class on the way to South Africa.

12/5-8

Singapore to hold a three day seminar on the way back from SA.

12/24-1/10

Croatia: Varazdin, Pozega, Zagreb.

1/10-14

Rome to hold a weekend seminar at Bushido Dojo.

2008

1/16

Croatia: Pozega, Varazdin, Zagreb

3/28-30

Ireland to hold a weekend seminar and classes at various dojos.

4/1-6

Moscow to hold a seminar and classes at various dojos.

4/6-14

Italy as a guest instructor. 6 cities

4/14-25

Croatia in 4 cities.

11/19-12/10

South Africa, instruct children’s classes all over the country. Summer School leg 1 in Stellenbosch, Cape Town for 3 days, summer School leg 2 in Johannesburg for 3 days.
Visited 10 clubs besides the seminars:

  1. Brakpan
  2. Pretoria University Club
  3. Polokwane
  4. Lebowakgomo
  5. Johannesburg Shizentai Dojo
  6. Bloemfontein
  7. Fishhoek, Cape Town
  8. University of Cape Town Club
  9. Malmesbury
  10. Port Elizabeth

2009

3/5-8

Madalena, Italy

3/9-25

Croatia: Zagreb, Pozega, Varazdin, Dubrovnik

3/26-29

Moscow and Solnechnogorsk.

6/10-22

Croatia

6/23-7/1

Monaco, as a guest instructor

11/10-21

Minegishi to Croatia

11/22-12/2

Monaco, as a guest instructor

2010

1/10

Minegishi promoted to the 7th dan from Aikikai Foundation

1/21-2/8

Minegishi to South Africa

2/16

Guam Aikikai demonstrate at the FRANK CABLE Right Spirit Fair
on the US Navy Base.

3/13

Guam Aikikai demonstrates in the Art and Craft Fair

3/13

Guam Aikikai demonstrates in the Art and Craft Fair

3/9-4/4

Minegishi to Russia, Greece, Athens, Croatia and Monaco as a guest instructor

6/7-7/30

Guam Aikikai Summer sessions for 8 weeks. 4 weeks sponsored by DYA.

8/22-30

Minegishi to Italy

8/31-9/19

Minegishi to Croatia

11/20-22

Minegishi to Hanoi, Vietnam for the 3rd South East Asian Nations Friendship
Gathering.

11/22 and 12/7

Singapore

11/23-12/8

Minegishi to South Africa

2011

1/15

First car wash

3/19

Second car wash

2/21-28

Minegishi to Hong Kong to attend the 5th anniversary of Hong Kong Aikidokan.

3/12

Art and Craft Fair Aikido demonstration

3/27-4/25

Croatia, Greece, Monaco and Russia

5/21

3rd car wash

6/1/-12

5 children to Japan, exchange programs with Japanese friend dojos

6/20-7/15

Children’s Summer Session

6/12-9/1

Christos Koutilieris from Greece trained at Guam Aikikai

9/15-10/13

Minegishi to Russia, Greece, Croatia

12/21-27

Taiwan, Taipei and Tighten

11/26

Akimatsuri, Aikido demonstration and food booth

2012

4/18-22

Minegishi to Holland, Monaco, Croatia and Russia

4/19-22

Holland

4/23-29

Monaco

4/29-5/13

Croatia

5/13-20

Russia

9/8-10

Osaka, Toyonaka, Shosenji Dojo 50th anniversary seminar with Dot Minegishi and 5 Guam Aikikai members

9/17-24

International Aikido Federation Congress and Seminar in Tokyo Minegishi and 2 other students

9/23

Minegishi to the 80th anniversary of Hombu Dojo

9/28-30

Minegishi’s 40th anniversary International Aikido Seminar on Guam 3 guest instructors and 65 oversea guests

9/28

Received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition in recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community from the Member of Congress, Ms. Madeleine Bordallo

9/29

Received a Certificate of Recognition for the community service from JuddithWon Pat, Speaker, Rpry Pespicio, Chairperson, Committee on Rules, and Tina Rose Muna Barnes, Legislative Secretary

10/23-10/29

Minegishi to Greece

10/29-11/6

Russia

11/6-18

Croatia

2013

4/27, 5/4, 11, May 25

Stop Vioelnce against women and children project, Session 1

6/4-10

Russia

6/10-17

Greece

6/17-26

Croatia

7/5-7

Kubota 50th anniversary, Nara, Japan

8/21-28

Myanmar 60th anniversary

9/7. 14, 21, 28

Stop Violence against women and children, Session 2

9/16-27

Stop Violence against women and children, Public Health, session 3

9/20-24

Hokkaido 20th anniversary

9/28

Stop Violence against women and children project, session 3

10/3-10

Croatia

10/10-17

Greece

10/17-24

Russia

10/26, 11/1, 9, 16

Stop Violence against women and children project, session 4

10/27

Demonstration at Micronesia Mall

11/20-12/6

South Africa

11/23

Akimatsuri (Japan Festival) on Guam

12/6-7

Singapore

12/7-12

Myanmar

12/31

End of the year practice (Etsunen Geiko)

2014

1/18, 25, 2/1, 8

Stop Violence against women and children project, session 5

2/9-11

Kitagawa, Yamaguchi, Okano from Japan

2/21-23

Singapore, Freddy Khong, 50th anniversary

3/1

Trash-a-Thon, fund raising for Guam Aikikai

3/8

Arts & Crafts Fair, demonstration

3/15. 22

Stop Violence against women and children project, session 6

3/28-4/4

Belgium

4/4-6

Hungary, European Aikido Federation Congress

4/6-13

Monaco

4/13-24

Russia

4/24-5/1

Greece

5/1-10

Croatia

5/17

Car Wash, fundraising for Guam Aikikai

8/9, 10

Stop violence against women and children project, session 10

8/23,30

Stop violence against women and children and wellness project, session 11

9/6-7

Guam Aikikai 15th anniversary

9/6

Demonstration at Micronesia Mall

9/9-15

15th anniversary celebration tour to Hokkaido

9/19-22

Thailand 50th anniversary

9/27, 10/4

Stop violence against women and children project, session 12

10/1

Lecture and demonstration at Academy of Our Lady

10/8-7

Monaco

10/17-26

Greece

10/26-11/6

Russia

11/6-15

Croatia

11/22

Akimatsuri (Japan Festival) demonstration and food booth for fundraising

12/6, 13

Stop violence against women and children project, session 13

12/31

Etsunengeiko (end of the year practice)

2015

1/22-1/26

Minegishi to Vientian

1/26-1/28

Luan Brabang

1/28-1/31

Phnom Penh

3/31-4/5

Greece

4/5-4/13

Croatia

4/13-4/20

Belgium

4/20-4/29

Russia

6/2-6/30

Guam Aikikai hosts Mon from Laos for one month

7/1-7/15

Minegishi toured Japan with Guam Aikikai 10 Youth and Mon from Laos, Osaka, Nara, Mishima, Tokyo, Gumma

9/14-9/26

Mingishi toured with five Croatian students to Japan, Osaka, Kobe, Nagoya, Chigasaki and Tokyo

10/8

Aikido demonstration at High School sponsored by the Japanese Consulate

10/19-10/28

Minegishi to Moscow

10/28-11/9

Minegishi to Croatia

11/21

Guam Aikikai participates in the Akimatsuri sponsored by Japan Club of Guam

12/11-12/18

Minegishi to Chaing Mai, Thailand

12/18-20

Minegishi to Luanbraban, Laos

12/18-12/22

Minegishi to Vienchan, Laos

12/23

Minegishi, awarded from the Foreign Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida

2016

1/20, 25, 27, 2/1

Seminar on Stop violence for women, youth and children: sessions 11,12,13,14 at GW High School

3/8

University of Guam Charter Day:Aikido demonstration and fund raising project

3/12

Arts and Crafts Fair sponsored by Japan Club of Guam, Aikido demonstration

3/16-4/1

Minegishi to Russia

3/31

Demonstration for the Japanese Consulate

4/1-8

Minegishi to Greece

4/8-17

Minegishi to Belgium

7/18-8/7

Seminar “Violence Against Women and Children” at Guam Aikikai, sponsored by the Rotary District 2750 and Rotary Club of Tumon Bay and Rotary Club of Guam. Participants from Thailand, Aom and Pom, two from New Caledonia, one from Pohnpei, Tetaake. Ten youth from Guam Aikikai were selected to participate.

7/30

Violence against Women Children seminar at Sanctuary

8/13

Violence against Women and Children seminar at Guam Aikiaki for the Bank of
Guam.

11/19

Akimatsuri, Japan Festival, Aikido demonstration

 

Due to the knee operation, there was no tour to Europe this fall.

2017

3/17

Arts and crafts fair sponsored by Japan Club of Guam, Aikido demonstration, two times.

4/15

Violence against Women and Children seminar at Guam Aikikai for St. John’s students

4/17-24

Minegishi to Russia

4/24-5/1

Minegishi to Belgium

5/1-5/8

Minegishi to Greece

5/8-5/15

Minegishi to Croatia

6/5-13

Minegishi to Pohnpei with Kai Rekdahl to introduce Aikido

8/5

Violence against Women and Children seminar

9/15

Violence against Women and Children seminar at Duenas High School sponsored by the Consul General of Japan

9/20-29

Minegishi to Belgium

9/29-10/12

Minegishi to Russia

11/19

Annual Demonstration at Akimatsuri (Japan Festival) sponsored by Japan Club of Guam

11/20-12/8

Minegishi to South Africa as a guest instructor for their 40th anniversary

12/24-1/4

Minegishi to Kiribati

2018

1/7-1/13

Minegishi to Melbourne as a guest instructor at the summer school of Australia Aikikai