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Laurens Schaberg
02-09-2010, 05:07 PM
Well, here goes my introduction. :)

My name is Laurens Schaberg, I'm 23 and I'm an aikido practitioner from Holland who lives in Japan (Tokyo) for the next 6 months.

I study Japanese language at Keio university and write my master thesis there as well. My thesis is about the (possible) connection between changes within Japanese national identity and the development of aikido between 1914 and 1969. I'm currently in the phase of gathering as much useful sources as possible, so I hope that the many subscribers here might help me, as I will share as much of my findings with you all.

To whom it may concern, I passed my shodan test last summer under supervision of Goldsbury-sensei during his summer course in Holland. I've been practicing aikido since I was twelve, so I've been at it for about eleven years now.

nice to meet you all!

02-09-2010, 05:31 PM
Hi Laurens,

Welcome to AikiWeb. You'll probably get more views to your question(s) if you start a dedicated thread outside of the Introductions forum.

-- Jun

Phil Ingram
02-09-2010, 09:50 PM
Hi ya Laurens
Welcome :)
I will be looking forward to getting to know you :)


02-12-2010, 10:10 AM
Welcome! Your research sounds interesting. :)