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joeysola
10-03-2000, 03:34 PM
I am interested in training in Aikido. I have become sick and tired of getting injured in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I know that this website has a great dojo search, I have used it, but i was wondering if anyone can recomend a school in the area or a particular style of Aikido, which I hear there are a few of? Thank You All.

George S. Ledyard
10-04-2000, 08:59 AM
joeysola wrote:
I am interested in training in Aikido. I have become sick and tired of getting injured in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I know that this website has a great dojo search, I have used it, but i was wondering if anyone can recomend a school in the area or a particular style of Aikido, which I hear there are a few of? Thank You All.
My old home dojo is in DC. Aikido Shobukan Dojo just off the Takoma Park Metro stop (one stop before Silver Spring). The bad news is that Saotome sensei is only there occasionally these days. The good news is that there are several senior students (5th and 6th Dan) who ow run the place. Pete Trimmer sensei is notable amongst the group. A fine Aikido teacher and a real gentleman. He would be a wonderful person to train under! And the dojo has a great schedule of seminars and camps as well.

Cyde Takaguchi Sensei was always over in Maryland at the Capitol Aikikai. He is also quite senior and a top notch teacher. Don't remember where exactly his dojo is though.

akiy
10-04-2000, 10:07 AM
There's also Virginia Ki Society (http://www.vakisociety.org) which is just right outside of DC and is about a fifteen minute walk from the Dunn Loring Metro station.

-- Jun

BC
10-04-2000, 10:38 AM
There is also the:

Virginia Aikikai
Instructor: Pat Crosby
609c Chelsea Circle
Newport News, Virginia 23609
757 888-6245

KeithP
10-04-2000, 03:25 PM
I attend the NIH Aikido club. Information available at http://www.recgov.org/r&w/nihaik.html

Aviv
10-04-2000, 05:02 PM
Also check out Aikido of Arlington. Yvonne Thelwell Sensei, 3rd dan, teaches Iwama style Aikido in a friendly atmosphere.

Their web page is: http://www.geocities.com/tokyo/ginza/3995/index.html

Brian H
10-08-2000, 04:52 PM
We are in the gym of the Central Methodist Church (accross from the Ballston Metro) on N. Fairfax St. in Arlington VA

classes are M,W,F: 6:30-7:30 / 7:45-8:45
and Sat 10:00am - 11:30am

It is an ASU dojo and we often cross train at and with the main dojo in Takoma (see above)