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Erik
08-22-2000, 02:53 AM
I guess I'm just curious. I've clicked the icon a few times but often the information isn't there (I'm guilty).

For the record, I hang out in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay and North Bay) here in California.

You all?

shadow
08-22-2000, 04:20 AM
hi there.....I'm from Frenchs Forest, the north shore in Sydney, Australia.

Chuck Clark
08-22-2000, 09:58 AM
It's always nice to know who you're communicating with, isn't it?

I appreciate a least a small bit of personal info to help the communication process along. Thanks to all of you who provide it.

Nick
08-22-2000, 10:17 AM
Atlanta, GA here... smoggiest town in the USA, and proud of it.... Now if only if I could breathe outside...

Kanpai,

-Nick

Kristina Morris
08-22-2000, 10:46 AM
Hi,

I live in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.A.) waaaaay out in the boonies where there are deer, coyote, blue heron, and assorted critters. Just 30 miles south of me is Seattle, WA. We are actually having sunshine this summer! But I'm still not planning on retiring here...

Kristina

Erik
08-22-2000, 11:23 AM
Chuck Clark wrote:
It's always nice to know who you're communicating with, isn't it?


Yep, changed my tune a little bit.

Axiom
08-22-2000, 12:27 PM
I'm here in Minneapolis, MN, training at Twin Cities AIkido Center


Is Altanta really the smoggiest city in the world? I read an article that said that apparently, its begun to effect large scale weather patterns nearby. Thats really disturbing.

Nick
08-22-2000, 02:59 PM
yup- smoggy, dry, but it is my hometown :).

I spose it's from the burst in population we've seen just over the past 5 years, let alone 10 or 20... we just weren't ready for it, I spose...

-Nick

guest1234
08-22-2000, 03:39 PM
i've just moved to Maryland from Nevada, but call California (southern) 'home'. So Erik, what is the weather like there in late Sept? I'm going to a seminar then, and my gi's already take up most of my suitcase space :)
colleen

Erik
08-22-2000, 04:37 PM
ca wrote:
i've just moved to Maryland from Nevada, but call California (southern) 'home'. So Erik, what is the weather like there in late Sept? I'm going to a seminar then, and my gi's already take up most of my suitcase space :)
colleen

It will be....

hot,

cold,

or in-between.

Where exactly? We have rather wide tempature variations depending on where you are. Mostly it depends on whether you are near the coast, a little bit inland or a lot inland. September can be brutally hot in some places.

akiy
08-22-2000, 04:50 PM
Erik wrote:
Where exactly? We have rather wide tempature variations depending on where you are. Mostly it depends on whether you are near the coast, a little bit inland or a lot inland. September can be brutally hot in some places.
I'm not Colleen, but I'm going to guess she'll be in Sonoma in late September for Saito sensei's seminar. I'll be in the Bay Area over Labor Day weekend and up in Missoula during the last weekend of Sepetmber. I may be in Prescott the weekend following Labor Day weekend and in Pensacola during mid-October; I'm still checking ticket prices...

In case people didn't find this out elsewhere on this website or through personal knowledge, I'm in Boulder, Colorado.

-- Jun

rch
08-22-2000, 05:05 PM
I'm in Indianapolis, IN... Lots of corn, racing, and basketball... Not a whole let else either... :(

Nick
08-22-2000, 06:01 PM
Hah all we got here is budo, and not much of it- not much 'real' stuff anyways... plenty of $150 a month 6 month contract places tho ;).

-Nick

shadow
08-22-2000, 08:58 PM
Anyone else here from the land down under???? .....or anywhere else apart from the US? oh yeah, why is Australia the land down under? I constantly refer to it as that....yet I don't know why!

guest1234
08-22-2000, 09:38 PM
mid oct is the perfect time for Pensacola....i am sooooo envious. if you have not been, and have the time, check out the Navy Air Museum there.

Pete
08-23-2000, 08:03 AM
Hi all!!

I live in Slough in the UK!! It is an industrial suburb on the outskirts of West London just north of Windsor where our Royal Family live!!!

I train in with UK Shiwakai, a Yoshinkan dojo under the guidance of Sensei Jack Poole and go to 2 of there Dojos!! One in Windsor (3-4 miles from home!) and One in Holtspur (7-8 miles in the opposite direction!).

Hopefully I will be moving house some time in September or October if all goes well, closer to the Holtspur Dojo in a town called Loudwater!!




I guess people call it 'Down Under' because of where Oz is positioned on a globe in relation to UK, Europe and America!!

DJM
08-23-2000, 06:02 PM
Another Englander here - I'm from York, in the North of England, and practice twice a week at a Tomiki Aikido Dojo (though Sensei has trained under Tomiki, Shodokan and Aikikai systems, so we get a good mixture on occasion ;))
Any other UK Aikidoka out there?

Peace,
David

JJF
08-28-2000, 08:15 AM
Well anyway - I'm from Aarhus in Denmark. In this city we have three Aikikai-dojo's. At least two of them are afilliated with Shoji Nishio Sensei (I practice in one of them). The last one I don't know much about. We have as well a KI-akido dojo and as far as I know an Iwama-ryu dojo is opening soon.

By the way: Next easter we will host the 18. annual Shoji Nishio Sensei Camp in Denmark. In my opinion well worth a visit. See: http://www.aikikai.dk/

Happy to be part of this.

Cas Long
08-28-2000, 09:14 PM
South England, but originally from
the North-prepared to travel anywhere
for high-quality teaching-training!

Chocolateuke
08-28-2000, 11:44 PM
I was born in Salt lake city utah. lived there for 11 years then moved to california i am about 20 miles from vandenberg air force base! I am 15 miles from my dojo in Santa Yenz whitch is 35 miles from the base. no I am not mormon and my parents are not in the air force.

Dana
08-29-2000, 01:33 AM
Greetings from sunny Israel !

I'm from Tel Aviv, now living in Ramat Gan.
My favorite dojos are Tel Aviv Uni (Omri) and Nisshin Kan (Eli).

There you are !

Dana

Alex-hv
08-29-2000, 08:30 AM
Dana wrote:
Greetings from sunny Israel !

I'm from Tel Aviv, now living in Ramat Gan.
My favorite dojos are Tel Aviv Uni (Omri) and Nisshin Kan (Eli).

There you are !

Dana

Hi, Dana!
Nice to see you here! I'm Alexei from Herzeliya, studying Nisshin-Kan at Eli's dojo and I suppose that I know you. BTW, Greetings from Ilya.
Hope to see you in Herzeliya ...

Nick P.
08-29-2000, 09:03 AM
How come there is no emoticon for snow?

Greetings from Montreal! There are a couple of other aikido dojos in Montreal (Aikido de la Montagne, Aikikai de Montreal), but I train at Sukagawa Aikido Club of Montreal. The club got its name from the town where our sensei, Mike Bush, trained for 4 years under Suzuki Sensei, who is a student of Fujita Sensei.

Anyone ever want to visit, just give a shout!

Kirk
08-31-2000, 06:23 AM
This may be late, but here goes.
G,day
I am from Perth Western Australia.
Australia was also refered to as the antipodes which I think means upside down.

Lobo
09-20-2000, 06:14 AM
I'm from Oulu, Finland. I'm at school waiting for the next lesson to begin. The weather looks pretty nice, it's relatively warm and the sun is shining.

Konni
09-20-2000, 06:49 AM
Hi everybody!
I'm from Germany, Duisburg. It's in the western part at the big river Rhein.
Unfortunately we don't have many Dojos here. So I'm studiing in a little group with my teacher coming from a town which is 50 km away. But I think I'm going to train there in the future. We're doing the André Nocquet style.
Bye, Konstantin. =-))

chrisinbrasil
10-04-2000, 04:44 PM
Hello everyone,
I´m in Sao Paulo, Brazil. I know there are several Brazilians here, but they´re a bit shy apparently. I´m not sure why, but I have a feeling I´m missing some great seminars!!!!
At your service,
Christopher

AikiBiker
10-04-2000, 07:57 PM
I'm from South Daytona Florida, and train at the Daytona Beach campus Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Aikido club. Any body else from the (south-eastern) sunshine state?

stratcat
10-05-2000, 01:02 AM
I'm from Costa Rica, which, like I said, is not to be confused with Puerto Rico. We're a couple thousand miles apart. Is anyone else familiar with C.R.?

I train in Chendokan Aikido and Atemi-Ryu Ju jitsu at the Budokan Academy. Are there any other Costa Rican Aikidokas in here? Or am I the only one? Just curious...

Yozzer
10-05-2000, 05:57 AM
Hi,

Bit late joining in on this one, but here goes.

I'm from Chester in the UK, a place very popular with American tourists (why are they always so old?). Where I train as often as possible at my local dojo.

To clarify an earlier question "antipodies" are at the oposite pole to where you are so, for me it's Australia/New Zealand.

Any more Bits out there?

Paul

joan
10-05-2000, 09:56 AM
I (and several other *regular* readers/contributors) am from Houghton, Michigan--farther from Detroit than Detroit is from Washington D.C. It's about 200 miles north from Green Bay, on Lake Superior--not on the way to anywhere, but if you're ever doing a Great Lakes circle tour we LOVE company.

Joan

lt-rentaroo
10-05-2000, 11:18 AM
Hello All,

I currently live in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Before I relocated to Cheyenne I trained at the USA Martial Arts Training Center in Bridgeport, Ohio (located along the Ohio River); I was the assistant instructor at that dojo. Since moving to Cheyenne, I've started teaching Aikido (with my sensei's approval) at the local Youth Center. I started the classes to get more people interested in Aikido. I have only about ten students right now, but I'm sure as more people learn about the classes I'll get more students.

Louis

[Edited by lt-rentaroo on October 5, 2000 at 12:57pm]

Mike Collins
11-03-2000, 06:54 PM
I'm from Northern California too. San Jose. (That's the capital of intelligence in California. Whacko's to the North of us, Whacko's to the South of us, thank God we're okay::))

Erik
11-04-2000, 12:47 AM
Mikey wrote:
I'm from Northern California too. San Jose. (That's the capital of intelligence in California. Whacko's to the North of us, Whacko's to the South of us, thank God we're okay::))

You talkin' mighty big for someone living in a town that ain't got no buildings taller than 3 stories or trees.

You n me, gonna have words one o' these days.

Mike Collins
11-04-2000, 01:15 AM
Just funnin fer the reaction you have just provided me. Thanks. ;)

AikidoSteve
11-04-2000, 01:26 PM
Hello from the mountains of Colorado.

This Colorado native lives at 8600 feet and about 8 milles from Mount Evans with an evelation of 14,264 feet. Mount Evans has the highest paved road in the US (and perhaps the world?) leading to it's summit. Here at home, the final snow for last season was June 16th, and the first snow of this season was the third week of September.

Yours in Aikihood
Steve Nelson

Evza
11-05-2000, 10:04 AM
Hello from Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Erik
11-05-2000, 10:35 AM
Mikey wrote:
Just funnin fer the reaction you have just provided me. Thanks. ;)

Glad to be of service.

;)

Skyluke81
11-06-2000, 12:53 AM
Hello!
I come from Rome (italy) but now I'm living in Zürich (Switzerland).
I've got to know Aikido during my recruit school, because there were some buddies who had been doing it for some years: one day one showed me a tanto-dori against my bayonette and I was just amazed. :)

I train in dojo of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology where I'm studying biochemistry.

Luca

Fabris
11-06-2000, 09:33 AM
Hi everyone,

I'm from Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
(probably you've never heard of it).

Anyway, thanks for Christopher Wilson for showing up. "Como está São Paulo?"

And for the guys in Tel Aviv:

Do you know Ichitami Shikanai Sensei?
He's my teacher here in Brazil and I know he does some work in Israel.

Fabrício Barros

aikilouis
11-15-2000, 04:02 PM
I'm from La Roche sur Yon, France, on the Atlantic coast.

[Edited by aikilouis on December 10, 2000 at 06:40am]

Aikiscott
11-15-2000, 06:08 PM
g'day from the "great southern land"

Shadow, your not the only vegiemite eating, skippy watching ozzy (ausie for our US friends)I'm not that far from you up in Gosford on the NSW Central Coast, I train with the Central Coast Aikido Club (maybe you could come train with us), which is affilitaed with the UKA; so if there is any othe UKA members out there let us know. Hi also to Kirk on the other side of OZ.
So if any of you are in oz, come & see us.

BD9398
12-08-2000, 11:39 PM
Hi all, I'm not only a newbie to this site, but also to aikido as well. I've been training for a good week now, and having the time of my life! :)

Anyway, I train in Dickinson, TX (30 miles south of Houston) at the Seishinkan Dojo. I'm not quite sure yet, but I believe we train mostly in the Ki style.

Btw, about when do you start to not feel like an absolute klutz?? :)

Have a good day!

SeiWhat?!?
12-09-2000, 12:44 AM
Btw, about when do you start to not feel like an absolute klutz?? :)

When someone else newer than you joins the dojo. :) Then you just feel like a normal, everyday klutz.

By the way, I'm in Torrance, CA and I've been practicing at Calif. State Univ. Long Beach Seidokan Aikido Club for the past 2 years under the guidance of Larry Wadahara sensei.

Anne
12-11-2000, 01:12 PM
I´m here in Kiel, Germany (constant rain and very gray at the moment for all those hobby meteorologists out there). We´ve got lots of great aikido here, too. Our next major seminar will be 22.6. - 26.6.2001 with Ichiro Shishiya Sensei, a student of Shoji Nishio Sensei. By the way, this is during "Kiel Week", the biggest sailing event in the world. If there are any aikidoka out there who love sailing, too, here´s your chance!

Yours
Anne

PS.To JJF: See you next easter in Arhus!

[Edited by Anne on December 11, 2000 at 12:24pm]