Category Archives: Events

“Ki” Seminar: Lecture and Demonstration of “Ki” by Riichi KItano

This is kicking off in just a few hours; Kaito Abe ’15 writes in:

Riichi Kitano is the founder of Shinkiryu Bujutsu and carries black belts in Karate, Judo, Aikido, Shorinji Kempo, and Ti. He has been sharing the practice and concept of “Ki” which he acquired through practicing traditional martial arts. “Ki” is a difficult concept to describe, and is based on the spirituality of harmony and integration with nature. He will be introducing Japanese philosophy through martial arts, as well as demonstrating how to control the natural power of “Ki”.

“Ki’ might sound like magic or superstition. But what Kitano is introducing as “Ki” in this session is not what we supposed to be magic, but something that every single one of us inherently possesses. The practice of “Ki” is based on true kindness and a willingness to do good things for others without expecting anything in return. It is difficult to explain “Ki”, but as Kitano simply puts it, “‘Ki’ is a practice of using man’s original ability.” Kitano will be demonstrating his own mastery of Ki in this session, as well as offering insights into the brand of traditional Japanese spirituality on which the practice of Ki is based.

Date: Today, February 17
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Place: Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies
Cost: Absolutely Free

VKS DotA Tournament

Yeah, so this is happening. PAC Lab, meet Defense of the Ancients. From Brandon Swan, biology grad student:

Join the Wesleyan DotA club for their annual tournament. All levels of experience and skill are welcome. Email bswan@wes to register or ask questions. GL HF!

Date: Saturday, February 18
Time: 8:00 pm – 7:00 am (yes, you read that correctly)
Place: PAC Lab (PAC 100)
Cost: $0

Men’s basketball to host NESCAC Quarterfinal

For the first time since 2003–and the first time ever in the Silloway Gym era–Wes men’s basketball will host a NESCAC first-round playoff game. Wes, which set a program record for wins this season (19)–in the process becoming the first NESCAC team ever to go from ninth to third place, and just the second ever to host a playoff game a year after missing the tournament–will take on Bowdoin at 3:00 Saturday. Wes defeated Bowdoin 74-61 in Maine last Friday, but Bowdoin has never lost in Silloway Gym, including a one-point win on the last day of the 2010-11 regular season.

Admission will be free with a Wes student ID. As they said in high school…”BE LOUD. BE PROUD.”

Date: Saturday, Feb. 18
Time: 3:00 PM
Place: Silloway Gym
Cost: FREE with Wes student ID ($3 for adults, $1 for visiting students)