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acot
09-28-2008, 10:44 PM
Hi, I am moving to the Holland, Michigan area. I am looking for people who might want to practice Aikido in the area. Their seems to be a few dojos in th Grand Rapids area, but none on the west coast. If anyone knows of a dojo that isn't listed, a club, or some place people are practicing please let me know. My email address is aikirhino@ymail.com.

Thanks
Ryan

acot
09-29-2008, 06:41 AM
Oh yeah.. I'll be moving into the Holland, Michigan area at the end of October 2008.

Thank Again for all help.

Ryan

CarrieP
09-30-2008, 07:27 AM
Hi Ryan,

If you are willing to schlep to Grand Rapids, I'd recommend Kyoseikan dojo. I've done seminars there and they're nice people.

http://www.wmaikido.com/

For closer to Kzoo, I'd suggest trying the local YMCA and whatever colleges are near you.

The forums here say that in 2003 the local Y offered aikido. dunno if this is still the case:

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3099

Community colleges, and larger 4-year universities often have aikido classes as part of their curriculum.

Try Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamzoo College...

A quick google search brings up the following dojos. A lot of these seem to be multiple arts dojos, so aikido, bjj, tai chi, etc. Also, I have no clue what school of aikido they teach, if that matters to you one way or another.

http://www.southsidedojo.com/

http://members.tripod.com/~AIM_Seiwa_Dojo/index.html

http://www.toyodacenter.com/

Good luck! Where are you moving from, if I may ask? Within Michigan? From another state?

acot
10-01-2008, 10:15 AM
I'm moving from Taipei, Taiwan where I've been living for the past 8 years. I've been studying Aikido for most of that time. My intention is ,without finding a local dojo, is to start up a small group. Perhaps someone might see this message. :P Thanks for the suggestions.

Ryan

Dave Mata
10-02-2008, 11:50 PM
Hi Ryan,

If you are willing to schlep to Grand Rapids, I'd recommend Kyoseikan dojo. I've done seminars there and they're nice people.

http://www.wmaikido.com/

For closer to Kzoo, I'd suggest trying the local YMCA and whatever colleges are near you.

The forums here say that in 2003 the local Y offered aikido. dunno if this is still the case:

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3099

Community colleges, and larger 4-year universities often have aikido classes as part of their curriculum.

Try Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamzoo College...

A quick google search brings up the following dojos. A lot of these seem to be multiple arts dojos, so aikido, bjj, tai chi, etc. Also, I have no clue what school of aikido they teach, if that matters to you one way or another.

http://www.southsidedojo.com/

http://members.tripod.com/~AIM_Seiwa_Dojo/index.html

http://www.toyodacenter.com/

Good luck! Where are you moving from, if I may ask? Within Michigan? From another state?
Carrie,

Thanks for your kind words about our dojo. We still offer Zazen 4 days a week and maybe will see you again soon. I hit Ryan up on facebook since I remember when he stopped in to train with us before we had the dojo. Best to you all, Dave Mata