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John Kelly
04-18-2007, 04:17 PM
I've been here awhile off and on, so I thought I'd start an account and speak. :o

Hello everybody! I train at the Kodokan dojo in Greensboro, NC. I've been doing aikido since 1998 and I love it. A high school teacher by the name of Andres Manring turned me on to aikido many years ago. He liked to compare things to aikido all the time. He was a very enlightened guy. He held a few informal classes before school every now and then. I remember someone asked him if he had ever used aikido in a fight, and he said "Yes. Once a man stopped me in the street and told me to hand over my wallet. I said no, he reached for me, and I rolled out of the way. I popped up and ran away. Conflict resolved."

Anyway, that was it for me. Since that day, I knew it was right for me.

Peace,
jk

akiy
04-18-2007, 04:19 PM
Hi John,

Welcome to AikiWeb and thank you for your introduction.

-- Jun

John Kelly
04-18-2007, 04:23 PM
Thanks Jun,
Glad to be here. I hope to have something worthy to contribute to the community. Thank you for making this possible.
jk