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Stellaluna
10-06-2006, 09:09 AM
Sunny Greetings to All!
My name is Gina and I'll be 33 in November. I belong to the Aikido of South Florida dojo and began my study of Iwama Ryu in early August of 2006 under Stephanie Yap Sensei.
Many years ago I had read The Art of Peace by O'Sensei and have carried the desire to study Aikido in my soul ever since. I am pleased to say that I have finally arrived!
Currently I am reading up on the meaning of Kiai, kototama, and misogi. I am enjoying the challange of trying to rap my brain around even a fraction of understanding at this point and am excited at the notion that many years will pass and I'll still feel like I know nothing!
I'm always open for discussion, so keep me posted!
Domo Arigato Gozaimashita for created such an AWESOME site!!!!
Gina

akiy
10-06-2006, 09:49 AM
Hi Gina,

Welcome to AikiWeb. I appreciate your thoughts about the site.

-- Jun

James Davis
10-06-2006, 10:12 AM
Hi Gina,

Greetings from a fellow Floridian! You seem really psyched to be a part of aikido, and I can definitely relate. Aikido has done great things for me, and I can see improvements that it's made in others. Keep at it, and it will most likely be very rewarding. If you ever have plans of visiting the Ft. Myers area, and want to train with us, let me know.


Masakatsu agatsu!

James

Stellaluna
10-06-2006, 10:59 AM
Thank you for the warm welcome James!
My husband and I travel to Cape Coral on a regular basis, he has family there...So I just may come visit one of these days!
:) Gina

James Davis
10-06-2006, 04:06 PM
Thank you for the warm welcome James!
My husband and I travel to Cape Coral on a regular basis, he has family there...So I just may come visit one of these days!
:) Gina
Great! Bring him too! Have a good weekend. :)

gary james
10-07-2006, 05:37 AM
Welcome Gina,
This is a great site! I'm up in Sarasota. We'll have to catch James down there for some training!

see ya round!

Stellaluna
10-10-2006, 08:41 AM
Welcome Gina,
This is a great site! I'm up in Sarasota. We'll have to catch James down there for some training!

Thanks Gary,
My husband was just telling me this weekend that he may have the opportunity to transfer to the Sarasota area in the next year or so. Of course the idea of leaving my Dojo was heart breaking. But it's nice to know I'll have a friend in the area. Then we'll really have to go visit James! :D