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mevensen
03-26-2009, 03:36 PM
I'm looking for some insight/recommendations for dojos in Orange County, California. I've found a few that look promising, but I realize that there's not a good way for a novice to tell good Aikido training from not-so-good.

In terms of background, I have some distant experience in Tang Soo Do (Purple belt, 20 yrs ago), Aikido (few months, about 20 yrs ago), Hwa Rang Do (few months, 15 years ago), Kung Fu(Mi Zhong, couple years, 13 years ago), and Kung Fu (Seven Stat Mantis, Black Belt, still member of current school).

I am looking for effectiveness, but also for a school/sensei that will help me address and develop the spiritual component of Aikido.

I plan to look at

http://www.ikazuchi.com
http://www.shuyokan.com
http://www.newportbeachaikido.com
http://www.budovideos.com/ocbc/
http://www.ocaikido.com/Index.html

I know, I will have to visit each and experience them for myself, but if anyone has any feedback on these that might change my preference, etc., it would be greatly appreciated.

SeiserL
03-26-2009, 07:21 PM
At least check out the Westminste Aikikai with Sensei Dang Thong Phong. Tell him I sent you.

mevensen
03-26-2009, 08:00 PM
At least check out the Westminste Aikikai with Sensei Dang Thong Phong. Tell him I sent you.

Thank you. Westminster is a may be a little far for convenience, but I will check it out as well.

Steven
03-27-2009, 01:06 AM
There's also www.kadokan.com. That's the website for Sam Combes Sensei, Yoshinkai 6th dan in Anaheim.

gdandscompserv
03-27-2009, 11:09 AM
I'm looking for some insight/recommendations for dojos in Orange County, California. I've found a few that look promising, but I realize that there's not a good way for a novice to tell good Aikido training from not-so-good.

In terms of background, I have some distant experience in Tang Soo Do (Purple belt, 20 yrs ago), Aikido (few months, about 20 yrs ago), Hwa Rang Do (few months, 15 years ago), Kung Fu(Mi Zhong, couple years, 13 years ago), and Kung Fu (Seven Stat Mantis, Black Belt, still member of current school).

I am looking for effectiveness, but also for a school/sensei that will help me address and develop the spiritual component of Aikido.

I plan to look at

http://www.ikazuchi.com
http://www.shuyokan.com
http://www.newportbeachaikido.com
http://www.budovideos.com/ocbc/
http://www.ocaikido.com/Index.html

I know, I will have to visit each and experience them for myself, but if anyone has any feedback on these that might change my preference, etc., it would be greatly appreciated.
You've got some great choices there. I'm not sure I'd decide until I had trained at each one a few times.