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PhiGammaDawg 04-30-2004 06:27 PM

Attn: Torontonians
 
Hi my name is Gerson and I am a newbie in aikiweb. I was just wondering how many of you posters live and practice in the great city of Toronto. I am recently looking for a dojo around the downtown area. :cool: Since I am new here also in Toronto, I would like to get to know people who practice and where they train. I would like to visit the aikido yoshinkai at 399 Yonge St. and would be visiting next week. If you practice in that dojo give me a holla.


GO LEAFS!

akiy 04-30-2004 06:36 PM

Re: Attn: Torontonians
 
Hi Gerson,

Thank you for your introduction! Kimeda sensei is definitely a gem in Toronto. There are also a lot of other dojo in the city, though, so make sure you take a look around!

-- Jun

PhiGammaDawg 04-30-2004 06:43 PM

Re: Attn: Torontonians
 
is he the same guy doing the demo at aikidoonline? Kimeda Sensei? hmmmm...or I dont know.
but if he is that would be swell.
Have you met Kimeda sensei??

rachmass 04-30-2004 07:28 PM

Re: Attn: Torontonians
 
Gerson,

There is a lot of really fine aikido in Toronto. I don't know the Yoshinkan folks, but know a number of Aikikai folks including Fran Turner Sensei and Bob Zimmerman Sensei, both of whom are excellent aikidoka and I would recommend either of them.

best, Rachel (from Michigan, but comes to Toronto often)

PhiGammaDawg 04-30-2004 07:48 PM

Re: Attn: Torontonians
 
where does Bob Zimmerman and Fran Turner Sensei practice? I havent found them on the dojo search of the aikiweb....hmmmm...

thanks for the advice

GrazZ 04-30-2004 09:42 PM

Re: Attn: Torontonians
 
hey there im also training at AYC what kyu are you at man?

akiy 04-30-2004 10:13 PM

Re: Attn: Torontonians
 
Hi Gerson,

Yes, I have met Kimeda sensei as well as Turner sensei. Both Fran Turner sensei and Robert Zimmerman sensei are in the AikiWeb Dojo Search Engine. Just search for their last name individually in the Instructor field. You can also do a search for "Toronto" in the city field.

-- Jun

rachmass 05-01-2004 06:24 AM

Re: Attn: Torontonians
 
From a personal prospective, I know all of the following people and have found them all to be forthwright and sincere teachers. Fran Turner Sensei is a friend, and I give her five stars. Everyone on this list below bears checking out. There are also a bunch of Yoshinkai dojos in town, but I don't know any of the teachers personally, so maybe someone who does can speak up and give recommendations on that end.

You are lucky to be in a city with so much talent and diversity!

Dojo Aikido Hokuryukai (single)

Address: 9100 Bathurst St.; Toronto, ON L4J 8C7
Country: Canada
Contact: 28 Unity Rd., Toronto, ON Canada M4J 5A4
Instructors: Yumi Nakamura, 5th dan; James Barnes, 4th dan
Phone: (416) 465-2823
Schedule: TuTh 7:30-9 pm; Su 11am-1pm
E-mail: aikido@rogers.com
URL: http://members.rogers.com/aikido
Style: Aikikai
Affiliation: Canadian Aikido Federation
Admin: [?] Last Updated: April 25th, 2003
by aikido@rogers.com


Dojo Aikido Sandokai Dojo (single)

Address: 427 Bloor St. W; Toronto, ON M5S 1S7
Country: Canada
Contact: 1444 Dupont Street, Unit # 6, Toronto, Ontario,Canada, M6P 4H3
Instructors: Laura Holmes, 3rd dan
Phone: (416) 651-2807
E-mail: sandokai@sympatico.ca
URL: http://www.aikido-sandokai.com
Style: Aikikai
Affiliation: CAF
Admin: [?] Last Updated: April 5th, 2004
by sandokai@sympatico.ca


Dojo Aikido Seishinkai (single)

Address: 89 Curlew Drive; Toronto, ON
Country: Canada
Contact: 122 St Andrews Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada , M1P 4C7
Instructors: George Hewson, 5th dan
Phone: (416) 439-8541
E-mail: aikido@interlog.com
URL: http://www.interlog.com/~aikido
Style: Aikikai
Affiliation: Canadian Aikido Federation
Admin: [?] Last Updated: July 2nd, 2000

Dojo Aikido Shugyo Dojo (single)

Address: 271 Broadview Avenue; Toronto, ON M4K 2G8
Country: Canada
Instructors: Fran Turner, 4th dan
Phone: (416) 469-4846
E-mail: fturner@interlog.com
URL: http://www.shugyo.com
Style: Aikikai
Affiliation: Canadian Aikido Federation
Admin: [?] Last Updated: March 10th, 1999


Dojo Aikido Tendokai (single)

Address: 23 Grange Rd.; Toronto, ON M5T 1C3
Country: Canada
Contact: 379 Ashdale Ave., Toronto, ON M4L 2Z3
Instructors: Yumi Nakamura, 5th dan
Phone: (416) 465-2823
Schedule: MWThFSa
E-mail: jbarnes@interlog.com
URL: http://interlog.com/~jbarnes
Style: Aikikai
Affiliation: CAF
Admin: [?] Last Updated: October 24th, 1999


Dojo Toronto Aikikai (single)

Address: 58 Ritchie Ave.; Toronto, ON M6R 2J9
Country: Canada
Instructors: Robert Zimmermann, 6th dan
Phone: (416) 531-8273
Schedule: M-F 6-8:15pm; Sa 10:30am-1:15pm; Su 10-11am
E-mail: robertz@torontoaikikai.com
URL: http://www.torontoaikikai.com
Style: Aikikai
Affiliation: USAF East

GrazZ 05-01-2004 11:28 AM

Re: Attn: Torontonians
 
just to comment on AYC, its a great place to train especially if you want to work hard. All 3 instructors there really know what they are doing, besides Kimeda whos 8th dan the other 2 are 5th and 6th dan respecively. They also have alot of black belts there which makes training easier because at the low kyus is always 1 on 1 with a senior. If u do decide to join, make sure you eventually get to a Fri. class and see if u can get through it without your gi looking like you just jumped in a pool :)

PhiGammaDawg 05-04-2004 03:11 PM

Re: Attn: Torontonians
 
thank you so much ppl.
very helpful...I will be looking forward to training


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