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02-13-2007, 10:01 AM
Hello, my name is Gabrielle and I live in Pennsylvania. I have read O'Sensei's writings for years and have decided that I would like to now study Aikido. Previously, I have studied Okinawan-Te.
If anyone has any advide in finding a good teacher I would greatly appreciate it.

Look forward to getting to know you,

Ron Tisdale
02-13-2007, 10:08 AM
Hi! I recently had several opportunities to train here:

Aikido Suimei www.aikidosuimei.com

This should be relatively close to you, and I have found it an excellent place to train. They also do seminars with people like Jim Sorrentino (5th dan, ASU). Very good training, nice folks, and they let me (from a different organization) stop by to train when in the area. I highly recommend them.


02-13-2007, 10:38 AM
Hi Gabrielle,

Welcome to AikiWeb.

Here are two articles which may help you in searching for a dojo for yourself:

"Selecting a Dojo" (http://www.aikiweb.com/training/akiy7.html) - my "boilerplate" response when asked for dojo recommendations.
"Evaluating a Dojo" (http://www.aikiweb.com/training/witt1.html) by Bill Witt sensei - Some tipe for evaluating a dojo for newcomers.

-- Jun

02-13-2007, 12:14 PM
Thanks for the endorsement Ron.

Feel free to contact me Gabrielle, or just drop by the dojo. I sent you an email as well, sorry for the redundancy



02-13-2007, 02:34 PM
I second what Ron and Garrett Sensei said! Welcome.