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Old 10-24-2005, 11:40 AM   #3
Dojo: Dale City Aikikai
Location: VA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 390
Re: Seeking opinions on SF YMCA aikido class

I can't give any advice of what to look for in a dojo for everyone is looking for different things. I will say that I practice in a rec. center dojo. I have the best bargain in town when comparing price to quality instruction to dojo location. I had studied Aikido a bit in the past so I knew what I was looking for and I found it when I visited the first class. Go and look at the other dojos and compare them. Then look at the YMCA dojo and see if it stands up to the other more professional looking dojos. I used to discount dojos in rec. centers for I had an experience as a kid {here today, gone tomorrow}. The dojo that I am currently a member of does not fit this description so I ultimately wasted 6 years worth of mat time.
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