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milhasan
04-12-2006, 03:25 PM
Hi Everyone, My name is Mil. I was a student of Aikido under Late Sensei Baker. Due to the 15 hrs. day in my full time job(Flying), I stopped practicing since 1998. I live in Orlando. I am looking for a Daito Ryu Class within 100 miles here. But not having any luck. I was lurking in this site last few days. Finally decided to join in. Thanks

Ron Tisdale
04-12-2006, 03:26 PM
Contact Don Modesto on this board. I think he is a little further than 100 miles, but try him anyway. He may well be able to help you.

Best,
Ron

akiy
04-12-2006, 03:30 PM
Hi Mohammed,

Welcome to AikiWeb.

-- Jun

milhasan
04-12-2006, 03:48 PM
Contact Don Modesto on this board. I think he is a little further than 100 miles, but try him anyway. He may well be able to help you.

Best,
Ron

Thank You Ron.

milhasan
04-12-2006, 03:49 PM
Hi Mohammed,

Welcome to AikiWeb.

-- Jun

Thank you.

crbateman
04-12-2006, 08:36 PM
Hello Mohammed. Ed Baker Sensei was a very interesting man, and an excellent teacher. You were fortunate to have trained with him, and he is gone before his time. I first encountered him in the early 70's in a YMCA in Orlando. No DaitoRyu near Orlando that I'm aware of. There are, however, several good Aikido teachers from diverse backgrounds, so you're not completely out of luck. I hope you find something to your liking.

milhasan
04-12-2006, 10:42 PM
Hello Mohammed. Ed Baker Sensei was a very interesting man, and an excellent teacher. You were fortunate to have trained with him, and he is gone before his time. I first encountered him in the early 70's in a YMCA in Orlando. No DaitoRyu near Orlando that I'm aware of. There are, however, several good Aikido teachers from diverse backgrounds, so you're not completely out of luck. I hope you find something to your liking.

Thanks. Yes, I was very fortunate to train under him. He taught me to meditate in a very unique way(bubble rise from the deep). One of those short meditation session with him, I had a strange undescribable experience. Because of his encouragement I continued to practice meditation. I teach Silent Illumination Ch'an meditation now. Thanks to Aikido & Sensei Baker for directing me to that path. There Are more funny & strange things he performed for us. Hope some of his student's post those incident's. Also Sensei Peter Easton taught us. I think he practiced Daito ryu in his younger days. Thanks again

Michael O'Brien
04-13-2006, 04:54 PM
Mil,

Welcome from Nashville, Tn.

James Davis
04-14-2006, 11:32 AM
Hi Everyone, My name is Mil. I was a student of Aikido under Late Sensei Baker. Due to the 15 hrs. day in my full time job(Flying), I stopped practicing since 1998. I live in Orlando. I am looking for a Daito Ryu Class within 100 miles here. But not having any luck. I was lurking in this site last few days. Finally decided to join in. Thanks
Hi, Mohammed. :) My sensei was a student of Sensei Baker. When I was 6th kyu, we all took a road trip from Fort Myers to Orlando and trained with him on a saturday. I only got to train with him that one time, but he definitely impressed me not only as a good aikidoka, but as a good man as well. My sensei and I were just talking about Sensei Baker last night! I think there might be an aikijutsu school in Naples ( a Sensei Cook, a believe ), but I think that might be too far from you. Good luck in finding a dojo, and welcome to aikiweb! :)

milhasan
04-15-2006, 04:00 PM
Thanks everyone!