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12-16-2004, 02:21 PM
My name is Josh Mullen and I am 22 years old. I'm from Philadelphia, Pa. I train in Saboten Ryu Aikido and Kenjitsu under Shihan Keith Badyna. I am 3rd Kyu. I have also trained in Tae Kwon Doa and Shodakan Karate.

Ben Joiner
12-17-2004, 04:37 AM
Hey Josh, I'm new to the site too. Just thought I'd get in and say hi before anyone else. :D

chris gillson
12-17-2004, 05:52 AM
hello, im new 2, just thought id say hi,

12-17-2004, 07:39 AM
Hi guys!

Since nobody has said it 'till now: welcome to Aikiweb. :D


12-17-2004, 08:20 AM
Nice to meet you Josh.


12-17-2004, 09:03 AM
Hi Josh,

Nice to have you here. Welcome!

-- Jun

12-17-2004, 01:26 PM
Hi Josh and Chris. What's aikido in the Channel Islands like then Chris?


12-17-2004, 03:06 PM
Is this the same Keith Badyna who Art Carney of the Philadelphia Inquirer uncovered as an Aikido Shihan fraud?

I certainly do not want to ruffle any feathers however I would do some research on your teacher. If you have been training there and are happy, please just ignore me.



12-17-2004, 03:42 PM
Hello Josh. Good Luck!
Your Neighbor,
Aikido Kenkyukai North Wales, PA

12-17-2004, 05:03 PM
Garrett: E-Budo has had some threads on your statement. Type in Badyna in the search.

12-17-2004, 08:09 PM
Thanks John... and of course there is also this thread here on Aikiweb... very informative...


Greg Jennings
12-17-2004, 10:07 PM
I'm not interested in stirring the pot, but a little information is in order. This is the last post from one of the linked-to threads. The original poster owes it to himself to read the articles.

Re: Can I get your thoughts on my Dojo/Sense


Greetings All,

PDFs of the two February 1997 Philadelphia Inquirer articles on Keith Badyna are available at:


The files are large, and it was necessary to split one of the articles in two.

Thanks again to journalist Art Carey of the Inquirer for making thes articles available!

Jim Sorrentino

12-18-2004, 07:33 AM
I thought I recalled the name-since I participated in the discussion some time back. Must be getting old-I couldn't remember if it was e-budo or the aiki-web (actually it was both). The website is the same so it appears nothing has changed.

Sue Hammerich
12-19-2004, 12:01 AM
Welcome, Josh - a shout out to PA from Cali. I just started, too, and I also have a teeny, tiny background in Tae Kwon Do. I enjoyed it, but has to find my own "Aikido-esque" space in that art. I am glad to finally be able to take part in this art. However things work out for you, I hope that you, too, are enjoying yourself.
Have a great holiday season!