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02-29-2008, 06:34 AM
Hi my fellow Aiki brothers and sisters.
I am a SanDan practicing Tomiki Aikido ive been practicing and involved in teaching aiki now for nearly 9 years non stop and am lucky enough to be living in our dojo here in Hobart Tasmania Australia. I was a member here a few years ago but found myself without the internet until recently so here i am again. I have been awarded the infamous Shodothug title when i was here last but i try the follow the teaching that Tomiki Sensei himself gave to my sensei, and it goes like this.
She once asked him about all the different styles and schools of Aikido
but he abruptly cut her off and with one finger pointing upwards said "There is only one Aikido" this is what Ive come to beleive through my practice and as they say all rivers lead to the ocean, and as we go beyond technique into principle it is pretty easy to see what others are doing or not doing regardless of style or teacher. Any way its nice to be back and looking forward to learning and meeting new friends here.

02-29-2008, 08:56 AM
Hi Joe,

Thank you for your introduction and welcome back to AikiWeb.

-- Jun