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04-12-2006, 07:02 PM
I will be leaving for Los Angeles in 3 weeks, and was wondering if any one trained at any of the dojos there. I found about twelve matches in the aikiweb data base, but I want your help in deciding
Thank you for your help.
04-12-2006, 07:28 PM
Where in Los Angeles?
Is Westminster, Orange County too far?
04-12-2006, 08:44 PM
I don't know if this helps tell you how far i am from you, the zip code for the part of la i am in is 90044.
I have a few other questions though. I have no usable vision, would this present a problem for me in your dojo? I also have rank through the aikido world alliance. I am a 5 k. Would any of my rank transfer or will i need to start from the beginning? I have no problems with starting over if that is what is required.
Thank you for your help.
04-12-2006, 10:48 PM
I don't know if this helps tell you how far i am from you, the zip code for the part of la i am in is 90044.I have a few other questions though. I have no usable vision, would this present a problem for me in your dojo? I also have rank through the aikido world alliance. I am a 5 k. Would any of my rank transfer or will i need to start from the beginning? I have no problems with starting over if that is what is required.
Not sure where 90044 is. Hafta find a map. May be a ways.
Your visions, or lack of, you may want to send an e-mail to Phong Sensei as ask him. He is pretty good about working around our limitation.
Rank shouldn't be a problem since you are only coming in to train, not join.
04-13-2006, 09:05 AM
Tenshinkai is 24 miles south east of la. I think i am going to be living on the east side of la.
Yes I am just looking to train, but I am also looking at dojos I would like to join when I move.
I did find an AWA school, but the training schedual will not work for me. The only times I will be able to train is mornings, tusday or fryday nights and sundays. So far Tenshinkai and Los Angeles Aikikai appear to be my best options.
04-13-2006, 10:40 AM
IMHO, 24 miles is quite a ways in L.A. traffic.
We often train with L.A.Aikikai, good sensei and people. Highly recommend.
We have morning classes M, W, F from 8:00 - 9:30 AM and St & Sun at 7:00 to 8:30 AM.
IMHO, there is a lot of great Aikido in the area. Visit as many as possible and make up your own mind.
Hopefully on one of those visits we can share mat time.
04-13-2006, 12:39 PM
The Nishio style was also recomended to me. Can you tell me anything abou Sensei Fowler or Sensei Bryner?
04-13-2006, 12:41 PM
Our (Seidokan) Honbu dojo is in LA. You can contact them from their website Aikido Institute of America (http://aikidoinstitute.com/), and talk with them about the specifics of your situation. We also have other dojo in various places in California. The main dojo should be able to help you find the one that's closest for you.
p.s. They love me out there, so let 'em know I sent ya' ;)
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