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gdandscompserv
03-26-2008, 10:21 AM
What do ya think? Doesn't this look like a great place for a dojo? I'm going to look at the property tonight. Just wanted to share my dream with you all.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b379/deserthippie/a38848_122924.jpg

Ron Tisdale
03-26-2008, 11:34 AM
:D As long as you clean up the cow / horse pies first.

Sensei: Hayaku Ukemi!
Uke: SPLAT!!
Uke's wife: How the heck did you do that! I'm NOT putting that in the wash!!!

:D
Best,
Ron (please forgive the stereotype)

NagaBaba
03-26-2008, 12:20 PM
Do you have a winter out there? (with the snow and stuff) Otherwise looks really great.

gdandscompserv
03-26-2008, 12:41 PM
Do you have a winter out there? (with the snow and stuff) Otherwise looks really great.
It stays brown year round.

ramenboy
03-26-2008, 01:43 PM
looks like a fun place for a dojo :P

dragonteeth
03-26-2008, 10:34 PM
Well sawdust does make for soft landings...if you don't mind picking splinters out of your tushie!

Seriously though, with a few alterations to make it less barn-ish I think it could be a decent place. If there are stalls inside, you could close a couple of them in for changing rooms and another for an office. Indoor plumbing would be a must. Don't think there would be much of a hay loft from the looks of it, but that would be a great place to store excess gear (e.g. gi for newbies). Once you get going, you might give the outside a coat of slightly more colorful paint, and maybe change the slatted vents out for real windows.....

So yeah, I think it would be do-able! Maybe even easier than some warehouse conversions - if nothing else you'd have a nice place outside to hold weapons practice in nice weather. Might wanna do that in boots though...unless Ron happens to be visiting. Wouldn't want to disappoint his stereotype and all.... :P

dragonteeth
03-26-2008, 10:36 PM
P.S. Sorry but I just cant let this go unsaid

It's the perfect place to cultivate moo-shin!

*ducks and runs*

nagoyajoe
03-26-2008, 11:32 PM
Congratulations and best of luck!

John Matsushima
04-12-2008, 12:04 PM
Ha! Great name for a dojo!

I'm sure your students will be masters of moo-subi!:D

Will you have square dance music? "Now grab your partners, round and round...."

John *disappears in white ninja smoke*

gdandscompserv
04-12-2008, 12:57 PM
Ya'all are just too funny! I'm not sure why the horse trailer was parked next to it in that photo. The building is more a "workshop" than a barn. It has a concrete floor with no evidence of moo-subi masters, but they may have all disappeared in the same white ninja smoke that John did. I submitted an offer on the property that was accepted, just waiting on the appraisal to come through. If the property doesn't appraise for what I offered I will probably back out of the deal. Otherwise, Tanoshii Dojo will be open for business on or about June 1st. Everyone is welcome!:D

Michael Hackett
04-12-2008, 02:01 PM
Congrats Ricky! You're in the Barstow area, correct? Keep us informed and maybe we can make it up for your opening class or classes. Good luck with the new dojo.

gdandscompserv
04-12-2008, 03:08 PM
Congrats Ricky! You're in the Barstow area, correct? Keep us informed and maybe we can make it up for your opening class or classes. Good luck with the new dojo.
Hi Michael,
Thanks. Yes, I'm in the Barstow area. More specifically, Tanoshii Dojo (if everything goes according to plan) is near Calico Ghost Town (http://www.calicotown.com/) in Yermo. Would love to have you drop by and teach a class or two.

Michael Hackett
04-12-2008, 11:06 PM
Ricky,

Thank you for the invitation, but I have no business teaching as I'm only mudansha - but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.

gdandscompserv
04-23-2008, 09:40 AM
Ricky,

Thank you for the invitation, but I have no business teaching as I'm only mudansha - but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.
lol
I have no business teaching either, but that doesn't stop me.
:D

gdandscompserv
05-07-2008, 01:52 PM
Signed the documents last night. Soon my dream will be a reality.
I would like to ask for some help though.
I am looking for the kanji for the following:
tanoshii dojo

Ron Tisdale
05-07-2008, 01:56 PM
Congrats! Maybe post in the language forum for the kanji...Jun, Peter, Josh and others will chime in I'm sure!

Best,
Ron (you really don't want kanji from me...no telling what your dojo will be called! :D)

gdandscompserv
05-07-2008, 01:59 PM
I would very much appreciate it if somebody could provide the kanji for the following:
tanoshii dojo

akiy
05-07-2008, 02:06 PM
Hi Ricky,

Congratulations on your new endeavor!

Here are the characters for "tanoshii doujou": 楽しい道場

I'll also attach a quick image I did of the characters in different fonts. Maybe they'll prove helpful for you.

Best,

-- Jun

gdandscompserv
05-07-2008, 04:44 PM
Hi Ricky,

Congratulations on your new endeavor!

Here are the characters for "tanoshii doujou": 楽しい道場

I'll also attach a quick image I did of the characters in different fonts. Maybe they'll prove helpful for you.

Best,

-- Jun
Thanks so much Jun.:D
Is this - 楽しい tanoshii?
and this - 道場 doujou?

akiy
05-07-2008, 05:02 PM
Is this - 楽しい tanoshii?
and this - 道場 doujou?
Yes on both counts.

Best,

-- Jun

gdandscompserv
05-07-2008, 05:13 PM
Thanks again Jun.
I take it then that this: 楽しい:ai: :ki: :do:
would be tanoshii aikido.

Carl Thompson
05-08-2008, 01:54 AM
楽しい道場

nagoyajoe
05-10-2008, 08:35 AM
Assuming you mean "happy," Mr. Thompson is correct.

nekobaka
05-10-2008, 09:49 AM
You don't have many options for other kanji I would say.

gdandscompserv
05-10-2008, 01:56 PM
Assuming you mean "happy," Mr. Thompson is correct.
Or 'enjoyable,' no?

Carl Thompson
05-12-2008, 12:35 AM
Or 'enjoyable,' no?

Tanoshii can cover quite a few nuances, but my feeling is that it would be “enjoyable” or “fun” in most contexts. That’s what my evil dictionary says and that’s how my textbooks always portrayed it.

Assuming you mean "happy," Mr. Thompson is correct.

Hi Joseph,

I think we might have a friend in common who used to live in Ibaraki. How are things in Nagoya?

I’ve seen it translated as “happy” before, along with “pleasurable” etc. I know it depends on the situation, but usually “happy” would be 嬉しい (ureshii) or 幸せ (shiawase), wouldn’t you agree? If Ricky means “enjoyable”, what else could he use?

You don't have many options for other kanji I would say.

The only alternatives I found in the dictionary were:

愉しい (using a kanji meaning “pleasure” or “rejoice”)

娯しい (using the kanji for “recreation” which also carries the meaning of “pleasure”)

What Jun wrote is the regular way.

Nick P.
05-23-2008, 10:48 AM
Updates? Pictures? Police reports?

How are things going?

dalen7
05-23-2008, 02:08 PM
Updates? Pictures? Police reports?

How are things going?

Yep, I second that - would love to see some pics. :)
Congrats on having yourself a dojo...thats pretty cool.

We use the old school gym for ours - so thats cool you have your own place. :)

Peace

dAlen

gdandscompserv
08-14-2009, 04:44 PM
My good friend handcrafted me a sign;
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b379/deserthippie/tanoshiiaikidosign.jpg