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10-25-2015, 05:04 PM
Mark G. on board as a new member.
My experience is in boxing, kick boxing, fukemjuboka and isshinryu. I'm looking to make a 180 and get involved in aikido. I would prefer a "hard" style. Looking for a school in the Reading/Allentown PA area. I have done a lot of research, however there is nothing better than word-of-mouth referrals. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

10-26-2015, 12:01 AM

This place might be a little too far but...


Mike Hutchinson is a great guy and knows his stuff.

10-28-2015, 06:54 PM
Welcome to AikiWeb.

Here are two articles which may help you in searching for a dojo for yourself:

"Selecting a Dojo" (http://www.aikiweb.com/training/akiy7.html) - my "boilerplate" response when asked for dojo recommendations. "Evaluating a Dojo" (http://www.aikiweb.com/training/witt1.html) by Bill Witt sensei - Some tips for evaluating a dojo for newcomers.

Hope that helps,

-- Jun