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Terry McCarthy
01-03-2011, 03:30 PM
hello to all. I'm a new member of the site as of last night and thought I'd introduce myself.
My name is Terry McCarthy of Fudo Shintai Aikido in Corona California.
Due to the very recent passing of our Soke, Dr. Thomas VanCise, I have taken over the dojo which was established by Robert and Elise Simmons in the mid 60's.
I am a Sandan in Fudo Shin Tai Aikido as well as in Enmeikan Aikido. I also have Dan rank in other Japanese martial arts and began in Japanese martial arts in 1960.
Although I knew everything about martial arts in 1960, I have learned that I know nothing and that I know less every day.
I look forward to being a member of this site and hope to learn even more about how little I actually know.

Marie Noelle Fequiere
01-04-2011, 01:35 PM
Welcome to the forum, Sensei, and happy New Year to you and your family.;)

01-04-2011, 03:12 PM
Hi Terry,

Welcome to AikiWeb and thank you for your introduction.

-- Jun

Diana Frese
01-05-2011, 06:59 AM
Sincere sympathy on the passing of your Soke and best wishes
for the further development of your dojo under your leadership.
People of your background are so valuable to Aikido and to
Budo in general. Your quote sounds like one from O Sensei, who
we read said he had only reached the first stage and was still
learning. So with the feelings you expressed, you are in good
company indeed.
Respectfully, Diana from Connecticut

Terry McCarthy
01-19-2011, 02:55 PM
Thank you all for your kind words. A change in my status - I'm now Yondan. Dojo is now transitioned to my custodianship.