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01-20-2006, 04:33 PM
Since I have a few questions I would like to submit under the "Japanese Language" section, I thought it would be best to make a brief introduction of myself.
My name is Ethan Weisgard. I was born in the States (Connecticut), and I moved to Denmark with my whole family in 1969, when I was twelve years old. I have lived there ever since - except for a one year and three month stay in Japan with my wife and two children in 1990-91.
I have trained Aikido since 1976, first under Takeji Tomita Sensei, based in Stockholm Sweden, and then with his teacher Morihiro Saito Sensei, starting in 1984 - my first trip to Iwama.
I was in the Copenhagen Aikido Club for 27 years. I started my own
Copenhagen Aiki Shuren Dojo in 2003.
For those who might be interested, my dojo website is
I have always been very impressed with the aikiweb.com site, using it often for reference, as well as just browsing the forum. Kudos to Jun Akiyama for the great work!
I am looking forward to being an active part of the forum!
Thanks for your thoughts about the site. Welcome to AikiWeb and thank you for your introduction.
01-20-2006, 11:14 PM
Hello Ethan. Welcome aboard.
Since you have done the humble thing by NOT mentioning your books, I will do the honors. Your twin titles "Bukiwaza, Basic and Advanced: Aiki Jo" and "Bukiwaza, Basic and Advanced: Aiki Ken" are both excellent and detailed texts on weapons techniques. I would recommend them to anyone, regardless of style.
I hope you're not here just to ask questions, as I'm sure that your opinions and experiences would be of interest to us all.
01-22-2006, 10:53 AM
Thanks very much for the welcome, and the kind words about my books. I am very glad to hear that they are appreciated.
I am looking forward to being as active a voice as I can be, as long as I have something worth contributing to the topics, that is! I find the discussions here very interesting and inspiring. Looking forward to being a part of it all!
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