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trademark8806
06-06-2009, 06:54 PM
I am seeking advadce. I will be going to London for one month and will not be able to trin. I am wordierign what should I do to stay "active" in akido during this time so it will not be so hard to come back to it if i wish to. I am ranck bigner... I know none of the tecnecks well enoff to conpletly do them on my own... with out any help...so that is not relly much of an option.. i do not think.
any advace?

gdandscompserv
06-06-2009, 07:10 PM
I am seeking advadce. I will be going to London for one month and will not be able to trin. I am wordierign what should I do to stay "active" in akido during this time so it will not be so hard to come back to it if i wish to. I am ranck bigner... I know none of the tecnecks well enoff to conpletly do them on my own... with out any help...so that is not relly much of an option.. i do not think.
any advace?
If I were you, I'd take in this seminar;
http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showpost.php?p=231335&postcount=1

trademark8806
06-06-2009, 07:13 PM
i should mention it would be during july

Peter Wong
06-06-2009, 07:35 PM
Bring your gi and visit local dojos

Karo
06-06-2009, 07:39 PM
There are probably several dojos in London that you could visit during your stay there. Hey, this trip might even turn out to be a good thing! You'll have the opportunity to train with other people, and experience other approaches to the art.

Karo

trademark8806
06-06-2009, 08:02 PM
There are probably several dojos in London that you could visit during your stay there. Hey, this trip might even turn out to be a good thing! You'll have the opportunity to train with other people, and experience other approaches to the art.

Karo

i cant pay to sign up for ther dojos

Karo
06-06-2009, 08:22 PM
i cant pay to sign up for ther dojos

You won't have to sign up if you're only visiting for a short time. As far as I understand, visitors usually only pay a mat fee, i.e. a small fee per class. You will have to ask a specific dojo how much it is.

Karo

Pauliina Lievonen
06-07-2009, 06:10 AM
What everybody else said - it's usual to charge visitors only a small mat fee. I'd definitively try to do some visiting, it's a great chance to experience different styles and ways to pratice.

A few years ago I spent a month in Helsinki with a lot of free time on my hands. Visited practically every dojo in the area, ten or so. It was a lot of fun plus I got a good idea of the different styles of aikido there were around. Learned a lot, too. :)

It's at least worth asking about it at the local dojo.

kvaak
Pauliina

Abasan
06-07-2009, 08:04 AM
Umm, do this.

Google or aikiweb search the dojos in london. Get their contact number and dojo-cho's name. Get your present sensei to write you an introduction letter.

Then, send those guys an email saying you're interested to pop by and train for a day and see how that goes. If you like the first 1 you can stay the entire month.

David Maidment
06-07-2009, 02:34 PM
As others have said, just pop into a dojo. We're all super nice here!

You'll likely have to pay a small per-hour/per-session fee, but you wouldn't have to sign up for anything. Some dojos may even let you train for free if they know you're a travelling visitor; one girl at our dojo is off to Germany soon and contacted some dojos there to be told she could train for free. Just ask, you never know!

The only thing I will say is that most major dojos here will be part of the BAB, who run their own insurance scheme. If any insurance you have from your current dojo doesn't apply worldwide, you may be asked to sign up. Our organisation only charge 4 a year for it, though.

If you get the chance to travel on weekends, try catching a train or coach elsewhere in the UK; there are plenty of dojos around.

trademark8806
06-07-2009, 04:19 PM
thanks for the infromation focks.