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gdandscompserv
08-19-2006, 08:24 PM
It looks as if Aikido of Santa Barbara on East Cota Street is the latest in a rapidly growing list of local businesses that are being forced out of their longtime locations due to rising rents and a big-money real estate market. (http://www.independent.com/news/2006/08/aikido_gets_kicked_out.html)

Karen Wolek
08-20-2006, 07:43 PM
That really sucks.

Jess McDonald
08-21-2006, 12:04 AM
not surprising with all this capitalist-multi-billion dollar corporation- military industrial complex...???...ummm...I mean landlords suck. Didn't I already mention this in an earlier post??

senshincenter
08-21-2006, 01:27 AM
I just heard from a friend that is one of the instructors there that they may have found a solution to keep them in the dojo. :-)

ian
08-21-2006, 09:54 AM
An old sensei of mine was a builder and had lots of builder friends and they were raisig money to build a dojo (not sure what happened in the end). Ultimately that is the ideal solution - own your own place!

David Racho
08-21-2006, 10:06 AM
You can't realistically make money out of aikido. So do the reverse: make a lot of money and then put up your own dojo.

Simbo
08-21-2006, 06:51 PM
Speaking about aikido not being a money maker, when the senseis were talking after a demo and explaining about them being not in it for the money, one of them quoted, "To make a little fortune, take a big fortune and open an aikido dojo"

shadowedge
08-21-2006, 11:13 PM
This is really sad.

But who know perhaps they'd find a better place? :)