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07-31-2005, 10:02 PM
i'll be in Covington, Virginia next week for work and wonder if there are any dojos out there that aren't showing up on the dojosearch.
08-01-2005, 07:59 AM
Covington appears to be the butt end of nowhere as far as Aikido is concerned. I think the closest places are in the Lynchburg area.
Aikido of Norfolk
08-02-2005, 01:16 PM
I am from Lynchburg...Not living there now...but I know of no one in Lynchburg that does aikido. Charlottesville...yes...several good people. If you want info let me know! Yea Covington is about where you say it is!
08-02-2005, 01:17 PM
Oh...I know of a great Tai Chi guy in Lynchburg. Studied in China for about 10 years.....highly recommended....Matt Miller.
08-02-2005, 02:02 PM
I recently joined a club here in Roanoke VA at the Brambleton teen center. Great bunch of people. Roanoke is about an hour away from Covington straight down Rt 220. I can give directions if you'd like. We work out every saturday from 0900 'till 1230.
There is also a Nihon Goshin Aikido school in Salem but I doubt they practice Saturdays.
08-02-2005, 11:06 PM
Matt Miller if you are wondering about Tai Chi
08-04-2005, 09:05 AM
Does he do push hands?
As you probably know finding a Real Tai Chi school in these parts is hard to do.
Are you in 82nd Airborne?
08-04-2005, 11:45 AM
i only really worked with him 1 time and we worked on posture ad nauseam. It was good stuff...i thought I knew alot about posture from aikido...but learned that I didn't!
He did study in China for 9 years and he is a very humble guy and in it for the right reasons. I'd check him out. Tell him I said hi!
No, 82d Airborne is in North Carolina, unless they are deployed. I am stationed at the Combat Maneuver Training Center in Germany with the Opposing Forces (OPFOR) that trains troops to go "down range".
08-09-2005, 11:11 AM
A bit late to the party, but...
We're in Blacksburg at VA tech. Drop me a note, as we practice a couple of nights a week.
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