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john2226 01-08-2003 11:11 AM

I cant find an Aikido dojo, help!
HI I recently moved here to Florida from New England. I live in Fort Myers and cant find an Aikido dojo near me.If anyone knows of a dojo please let me know. Thanks you.

akiy 01-08-2003 11:19 AM

Have you tried using the AikiWeb Aikido Dojo search engine that's on this site yet?

-- Jun

fullerfury 01-08-2003 11:21 AM

This is a search result from Aikiweb's dojo search engine:

Dojo Meishinkan (single)

Distance: Within fort myers, FL

Address: Villa Grand; Fort Myers, FL 33913 (Map)

Country: United States

Instructors: Jeff Reach, 2nd dan

Phone: (941) 281-9991



Style: Aikikai & Yoshinkai

Affiliation: USA Aikido Association

john2226 01-08-2003 11:33 AM

HI i did use the search feature on here. I have been calling there for over a week now. I wanted to find something else in case he no longer teaches. Thanks.

fullerfury 01-08-2003 11:43 AM

the commute to Phoenixville, PA is only 1194.88 miles. (:

Keith R Lee 01-08-2003 03:35 PM

Reach sensei still teaches I spoke with him only two weeks ago. If he hasn't returned your phone calls well...he just had a new baby and might be a bit busy. Please be patient and call him again. He is an excellent instructor and a great person.

john2226 01-08-2003 04:37 PM

Keith thank you for the reply. I will be patient. I thought with the holidays he was behind as everyone is. I know I am :)

Thanks again.

Thomas Milton 11-30-2005 02:25 PM

Re: I cant find an Aikido dojo, help!
Hello John,

I am a USAF-WR Ronin who has faced similar struggles in this neighborhood. There is a guy named Mike Williams who trained yoshinkan and worked with Reynosa Sensei. He will burst your aikikai bubble. His phone is 592-0372. An irregular group met on Alico rd. at Dragon Master Karate.There is another guy named Cliff Williams, but I never looked him up. I was told people stood round and talked. My first sensei was Juba.I tried to organize a class with a Hapkido Sandan in Naples, but I wore him out, and he thought it would be better to teach from a book and run an easy class. I said farewell. I am now a weakling who moves worse than Chiba Sensei's proverbial "pregnant dog", but would look forward to training with someone. In 15 years of on and off time I am 2nd. Kyu but that is no indication of the progress I have made. I have extra weapons if you know others who are interested.



P.S. My cell is 239-821-3321

James Davis 11-30-2005 03:24 PM

Re: I cant find an Aikido dojo, help!
Ft. Myers School of Aikido is currently residing under the roof of Tyler's Tae Kwon Do. The address is:

15881 S. Tamiami Trail Fort Myers, FL 33912

Our phone # is (239) 437-2006

We meet monday, tuesday and thursday at 7:30 pm. I teach for Sensei Williams on tuesday nights. Give us a call!! :)

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