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11-05-2007, 01:08 PM
Hello All,

I'm going to be traveling to Istanbul in a few weeks and am hoping to train a bit while I am there. I've tried emailing some dojo's, but haven't heard back yet, so I'm putting this out to the forum...
Does anyone know of a dojo in Istanbul, Turkey on the eastern side of the Ataturk Bridge?

A bit about me in case it's helpful: I'm ranked 5th kyu, have been training in San Francisco, CA for about 2 years, and this will be my first time in Istanbul.

Thanks in advance.

Take care,

11-05-2007, 02:44 PM
I found this Iwama dojo website: http://www.iwama-ryu-tr.org/eng/index.html

if you scroll down you will see their schedule, addressand contact number.

there is also a list on this link: http://aikido-world.com/dir-dojos/europe-turkey.htm

11-06-2007, 12:31 AM
Hi, I live and train (ikkyu) in Istanbul...I can answer all of your questions about your visit in Istanbul, feel free to send me a message.
If you have a map, I train at a dojo close to Uskudar (Anatolian Side-on the coastal line, opposite side of Besiktas)...the dojo is also close to Atatürk Bridge (known as Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul)...sure I could help you to find any other dojos.
Could you write more clearly where you will accomodate during your visit, because Istanbul is a very large city and finding a dojo close to you would be easier.
Take care and enjoy your visit.