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Old 04-12-2005, 09:55 PM   #22
giriasis
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 819
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Re: May I come visit your dojo?

Because of our location, Ft. Lauderdale, we get a lot of visitors of all levels and have not found visitors to be distracting or a hassel. If anything you get to train with someone who practices in a different manner to learn lessons you don't typically get to learn. We don't turn people away because of style/ association. In the five years I've been training here, I have seen my sensei welcome visitors outside our association from ASU, AAA, Iwama, Aikikai Hombu, Nihon Goshin Aikido, Sand Drift Martial Arts, and Yoshinkan. It's always interesting to train with someone who has a different "style" than you.

Anne Marie Giri
Women in Aikido: a place where us gals can come together and chat about aikido.
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