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NewYorkSamurai
10-14-2002, 12:22 PM
I used the Dojo Search tool a while back and found a dojo that was in my town. I emailed them and they never responded. I'm wondering how up to date the dojo search engine is. and if it is at all possible for me to get the phone number for the dojo in my town. All I got was half of an address and a dead end email address. Please respond, i'm extremely anxious to dive into Aikido.

akiy
10-14-2002, 12:33 PM
Each entry in the AikiWeb Dojo Search Engine should have its corresponding "Last Updated." That should give you an idea of how up-to-date that dojo information is.

Perhaps if you give us where you're located, some people can give you some help in locating a dojo?

-- Jun

Hogan
10-14-2002, 12:42 PM
NewYorkSamuri - you may be stuck in the twilight zone.... ;)

(I kill me...).

Veers
10-14-2002, 12:49 PM
Try the phone book. Don't do anything rash. Make informed decisions.

NewYorkSamurai
10-14-2002, 01:16 PM
Binghamton NY, i'm probably ten minutes from the address of the dojo that I found. And I can't find a phonebook anywhere. I've tried Internet phone books but they all, how do you say, ah yes.. SUCK.

NewYorkSamurai
10-14-2002, 01:20 PM
okay so the search engine last updated that dojo on April of 2001. The dojo's website is not informative at all in terms of contact info. And also it says there schedule is "W 6pm" does that mean that they only hold Aikido class once a week? guh! I hate binghamton. Back home in my town of Millwood NY there's a sweet dojo about 15min from me, but I won't be home for more than an month at a time. GRRRRRRRR! time to do something "rash".

Hogan
10-14-2002, 01:37 PM
... I hate binghamton. ...
But it's the hometown of Rod Serling, creator of the Twilight Zone !!!!

Have you tried contacting the university to see if they have a club ??

Veers
10-14-2002, 01:43 PM
GRRRRRRRR! time to do something "rash".
lol

Hogan
10-14-2002, 01:53 PM
Found an aikido club that practices at the university. You probably have to be a student, but maybe if you explain your situation and your desire, they may make an exception....

http://clubsports.binghamton.edu/New%20Website%20files/descriptions.htm

There also is a jiu jitsu club.

NewYorkSamurai
10-14-2002, 02:21 PM
I am a student and I DID sign up for the Aikido club, but guess what. Last year they didn't have anyone to get the club going so it never got off the ground. This year, same deal. Nobody wants to step up and take control. I'm not willing to do it because I've never tried Aikido before and I'm not sure that I'm going to like it. So even though they have that information there, there is actually no club. I HATE BINGHAMTON.

NewYorkSamurai
10-14-2002, 02:24 PM
As for the twilight zone. I am in the twilight zone. The other week i was telling my roommate how I was expecting to find so much racism up here and that I was surprised that my narrow minded stereotype of northern NY cities was completely incorrect. Binghamton is actually a very urbanized town. Just that night, in a cab on the way to a Frat party, the Taxi Driver exclaims "F***ing N1**ers Everywhere!" He obviously didn't realize I'm dark skinned. I HATE BINGHAMTON.

Greg Jennings
10-14-2002, 02:31 PM
It's a long drive, but when I'm in the area on business, I train with Katagiri and/or Bieri Sensei up in Ithaca. They are _excellent_.

Best Regards,

Hogan
10-14-2002, 02:42 PM
As for the twilight zone. I am in the twilight zone. The other week i was telling my roommate how I was expecting to find so much racism up here and that I was surprised that my narrow minded stereotype of northern NY cities was completely incorrect. Binghamton is actually a very urbanized town. Just that night, in a cab on the way to a Frat party, the Taxi Driver exclaims "F***ing N1**ers Everywhere!" He obviously didn't realize I'm dark skinned. I HATE BINGHAMTON.
Spent a little time up there about a dozen yrs ago - it has the biggest, damn spiders I have ever seen.

NewYorkSamurai
10-14-2002, 03:57 PM
Spent a little time up there about a dozen yrs ago - it has the biggest, damn spiders I have ever seen.
HEY THANKS! I'll have the best darn sleep EVER tonight!

Hogan
10-14-2002, 05:03 PM
HEY THANKS! I'll have the best darn sleep EVER tonight!
I swear to god they were as big as my hand...spread fully open.

NewYorkSamurai
10-14-2002, 06:14 PM
where's my mommy?:eek:

Bronson
10-14-2002, 10:24 PM
where's my mommy?

The spiders got her!

Bronson :D

jakedimare
10-21-2002, 01:39 PM
I want to study Aikido in Binghamton too! I have studied it for a year in Boston and just moved here.

NewYorkSamurai
10-21-2002, 05:30 PM
i dropped you an email Jake, in case you miss it, here's me letting you know that I'm down with any club or class you wanna start.

batemanb
10-21-2002, 08:08 PM
And also it says there schedule is "W 6pm" does that mean that they only hold Aikido class once a week?
At a guess, I`d say Wednesday at 6pm

Ta Kung
10-22-2002, 03:58 AM
I HATE BINGHAMTON

So do I, and I've never even been there. :D

NewYorkSamurai
10-23-2002, 09:24 AM
you should come and experience the dull endless cycle of misery and depression mixed with rainy weather and racist townies. then add a drop of "i'm a visual arts major and my schools art department is rivaled by the local elementary school" and you'll be up to speed on exactly why I hate Binghamton.

afeinman
10-23-2002, 09:16 PM
Yet another escapee from the endless grey torment they call "SUNY-Binghamton" here...I never did find any place near there that offered aikido classes, including the university. The best I can offer you is to move out here to Boston when you graduate/build up enough money/move out of that shack on Front St.

BTW, if you do achieve critical mass of aikidoka, let me know...I may have some friends out there looking for a dojo.

Alex

timcraig
10-23-2002, 11:45 PM
You should transfer to Brandeis, we have a good aikido club ;)

NewYorkSamurai
10-24-2002, 02:52 PM
i've heard about Brandeis.... oh I've heard ALL about you guys....... j/k, i dunno what that meant. ANYHOO, Alex, I will contact you if this guy that emailed me finally calls me to get this thing off the ground. I'm very serious about it and It's been almost a week maybe more since he told me he wants to start the thing.

timcraig
10-24-2002, 09:46 PM
Alex will get it, if he comes back to read the board. (hint: look at the school/location)