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MM 08-28-2008 02:27 PM

Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 
I will be in Ft. Lauderdale, FL from the late afternoon/evening of Sep 14th through Sep 21st.

If anyone would like to get together while I'm there, let me know with an email at markmurray at ma.rr.com

My PM box here is nearly full, so use the email function instead.

Mark

phitruong 08-28-2008 03:01 PM

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you know that Florida is hurricane corridor this time of the year, right? Charlotte is a better place. :)

Will Prusner 08-28-2008 03:45 PM

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Phi Truong wrote: (Post 214753)
you know that Florida is hurricane corridor this time of the year, right? Charlotte is a better place. :)

Wow. "Corridor" makes it sound so respectable. We just call it Hurricane "alley", sounds seedier. You know, like a dark confined place that you go to get in a fight with a hurricane.

MM 08-28-2008 03:46 PM

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Phi Truong wrote: (Post 214753)
you know that Florida is hurricane corridor this time of the year, right? Charlotte is a better place. :)

LOL, yes. But work is sending me down there so I didn't have a choice for Charlotte. Although it looks like I'll be in Memphis in October and San Diego in November. Still not Charlotte, but maybe someday.

crbateman 08-28-2008 07:22 PM

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While you are in the FTL, you might enjoy a visit with Peter & Penny Bernath at Florida Aikikai (USAF) and Stephanie Yap at Aikido of South Florida (Iwama). Good people, all.

MM 08-28-2008 08:33 PM

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Clark Bateman wrote: (Post 214783)
While you are in the FTL, you might enjoy a visit with Peter & Penny Bernath at Florida Aikikai (USAF) and Stephanie Yap at Aikido of South Florida (Iwama). Good people, all.

Thanks! I'll look up their addresses and hopefully I'll get a chance to train with them.

giriasis 08-28-2008 08:33 PM

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Mark please feel free to come visit us at Florida Aikikai (www.floridaaikikai.com). We are used to visitors and easily welcome them. I'm usually there at the evening classes. So please come on down here to the Hurricane Magnet of South Florida.

MM 08-28-2008 08:36 PM

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Anne Marie Giri wrote: (Post 214790)
Mark please feel free to come visit us at Florida Aikikai (www.floridaaikikai.com). We are used to visitors and easily welcome them. I'm usually there at the evening classes. So please come on down here to the Hurricane Magnet of South Florida.

Thank you for the invitation! If nothing changes, I should be free in the evenings. And if the hurricanes will temporarily stop ... Hope you didn't get too flooded from the last storm.

giriasis 08-28-2008 08:54 PM

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Mark Murray wrote: (Post 214791)
Thank you for the invitation! If nothing changes, I should be free in the evenings. And if the hurricanes will temporarily stop ... Hope you didn't get too flooded from the last storm.

We didn't get flooded down here in South Florida (this time), but Central and North Florida got hit pretty hard. I'm from Melbourne, Florida (just south of Cape Canavrel) and some areas got around 24" of rain! And now the St. John's River is flooding due to the run off. And that's "just" a Tropical Storm. Gustav is not heading our way so we'll be okay.

James Davis 08-29-2008 11:14 AM

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http://ft-lauderdale-schools-of-aikido.com/

This is our sister dojo in Ft. Lauderdale. They're a good bunch of guys.:)

DH 08-29-2008 11:24 AM

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Hi Mark
This is a dojo I'm hoping to be visiting this year.
http://www.aikidowestflorida.com/aikido.htm
It's Erick Meades home dojo in Western Florida. If you can find the time it would interesting to see / compare your own current understanding of aiki in aikido with he and his teacher who supposedly do the same things. His teacher is the guy on the right on the front page. You also might want to hook up with Howard Popkin's group down there.
Have fun, bud

Kevin Leavitt 08-29-2008 12:50 PM

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Sorry Mark, I am working at the Army National Guard Operation Center for the Hurricane Watch team this weekend :)

no seriously...I am!

giriasis 08-29-2008 07:08 PM

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Dan Harden wrote: (Post 214860)
Hi Mark
This is a dojo I'm hoping to be visiting this year.
http://www.aikidowestflorida.com/aikido.htm
It's Erick Meades home dojo in Western Florida. If you can find the time it would interesting to see / compare your own current understanding of aiki in aikido with he and his teacher who supposedly do the same things. His teacher is the guy on the right on the front page. You also might want to hook up with Howard Popkin's group down there.
Have fun, bud

They're way up in Pensacola in the panhandle about 30 minutes from Mobile, Alabama. Almost Alabama, if it were. (I can say that, 'cause that's where my family's roots are.)

Any how, a few of our guys in the dojo join in the Howard Popkin training group. I could introduce you to those guys and I'm certain if there's a training group that weekend they'd might invite you to join them.

P.S. We're a Hurricane MAGNET.

mjchip 08-30-2008 06:34 PM

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Mark Murray wrote: (Post 214748)
I will be in Ft. Lauderdale, FL from the late afternoon/evening of Sep 14th through Sep 21st.

If anyone would like to get together while I'm there, let me know with an email at markmurray at ma.rr.com

My PM box here is nearly full, so use the email function instead.

Mark

Mark,

A very close friend of mine, Richie Ciriello, has a little aikido dojo run out of a MMA school. He's in Boca Raton: http://www.bocaaikikai.com/

Look him up when you get down there and tell him I sent you. He's a really cool guy and funny as hell. He would also appreciate the internal training that you are doing.

Regards,

MM 08-30-2008 08:51 PM

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I'll try to make as many places as I can. Thanks everyone for the invites.

Mark, thanks. I checked out the website. Looks like Richie has classes M-F, so I should be able to make one of them.

MM 08-30-2008 08:53 PM

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Kevin Leavitt wrote: (Post 214872)
Sorry Mark, I am working at the Army National Guard Operation Center for the Hurricane Watch team this weekend :)

no seriously...I am!

Well, you're in Arlington for the most part, right? Shouldn't be too much of a problem for us to get together one of these days. I'm not too far from there -- 4 hours or so.

MM 09-11-2008 07:53 AM

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Well, shoot. I received voice mail that my trip to Ft. Lauderdale has been cancelled. Yuck.

MM 09-11-2008 10:50 AM

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Yep, my work trip to Ft. Lauderdale was cancelled. Yuck. Was looking forward to meeting everyone. I'm rerouted to Bushkill, PA instead.

Sorry,
Mark

Yamazaru 09-11-2008 03:21 PM

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Darn, sorry to hear that Mark. I was looking forward to comparing some notes on internal work with ya...stop by for a visit in a few months once our Hurricane-induced ulcers have all healed up :D

Have fun in PA!

giriasis 09-11-2008 09:49 PM

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Yeah, I was looking forward to seeing you, too. Next time, then.

MM 09-12-2008 06:33 AM

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I had maps printed out, dojo schedules and addresses. All ready to go. and then yuck.

Definitely next time.


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