Walter Van Enck • In Memoriam

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of our friend, colleague, mentor, and Chief Instructor, Walter Van Enck on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

Walter dedicated his adult life to practicing and promoting aikido, both at the Midwest Aikido Center and various locales around the United States and the world.
Although we feel sad and helpless at this time, we invite all to train at the dojo in the coming days to practice the art that Walter loved with others who cared about him.
Our hearts and prayers are with Walter’s family at this time.

UPDATE – Heartfelt thanks to all family and friends who gathered for Walter Van Enck’s Memorial Service on Wednesday, March 28th.
A memorial was also held in conjunction with the O-Sensei Memorial Seminar, on Friday, April 24th at 7:00 PM. Thanks to all who joined us in celebrating the life of our beloved Sensei, Walter Van Enck.
If you require further information, please contact the dojo at (773) 477-0123 or please email
Thank you very much for your love and support during these trying times.