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tiyler_durden's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 02-23-2005 06:34 AM
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  #25 New 11-03-2004 02:58 AM

Well I finally bit the bullet and did something about my situation and current dojo disappointments. I had searched around all the other possibilities and found that I liked "Knuckles" dojo yet I could not commit to a one day a week training, I would not learn enough and I would drift away from this.
The second option was in Museum plein and this was Aikikai and the same thing, disorganised and something i think I would stagnate in.
So I looked into the Shinbukan dojo, this was different as it had dojo rules and a more super strict way.
I arranged a meeting which was for me to sit through a class and watch!
I did so and was amazed at how different and smooth their technique was. I felt as if I truly wanted to be a part of this and at the end of the lesson after the Sensei had given his ideas of why the technique is as it is and also his philosophy over this I told him I wanted to join.

Yesterday I arrived and was given a new dogi and all my papers and had my first lesson,i was great and I had a good time learning how to fall and roll all over again.
The style is very energetic and fluid. I spent most of the time looking like a newbie and bowing to my sempai and being alone learning to fall all over again and getting rid of old Aikikai ways, but I was not once deterred at all!
I think this will be the start of a new found friendship and a long lasting relationship!

Will keep you posted and for more info please see: http://www.shinkendo.nl/
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