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11-21-2011, 01:46 PM
Hello. This is my first post on the AikiWeb Aikido Forums. My name is Tom McIntire. I'm 64 years old and have been studying Aikido since Feb. 1977. I began my training with Saotome Sensei in Sarasota Aikikai. I started training after my girl friend Mary (now my wife) started absenting herself for long periods. She was, of course, at the dojo every evening and Saturday mornings. One Saturday I went to the dojo looking for her. I found her later at a local restaurant eating lunch with about 15 very buff guys. I figured I should start training very soon and Monday evening I was on the Mat. Mary and I are currently the dojo-cho of Nashville Aikikai in Nashville Tennessee. Nashville Aikikai is an ASU dojo and we are fortunate to have long term personal ties with Saotome Sensei and Ikeda Sensei as well as our many Sempei from those long ago days. If you are in Nashville we would be honored to have you come and train with us.


11-21-2011, 02:58 PM
Hi Tom,

Welcome to AikiWeb and thank you for your introduction.

-- Jun

Janet Rosen
11-21-2011, 05:50 PM
Great introduction!

11-21-2011, 08:20 PM
Thank you Jun and Janet. Looking forward to chatting.