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Old 01-03-2006, 07:01 PM   #4
Dojo: Sand Drift Aikikai, Cocoa Florida
Location: Melbourne, Florida
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 824
Re: Philadelphia Dojos Testimonials

I have not trained at Donovan Waite Sensei's dojo, either, but like others I've been to a seminar with him. And had the opportunity to train with him once at Winter Camp, my first Winter Camp and as a newbie. Also, since he's close to my sensei, he taught a class this past November at out dojo while he was in town visiting. During class and the seminar, he did a great job paying attention to all the students and you could easily approach him to ask a question. After the class he taught at my dojo in November, a couple of us from the dojo were invited to join him and my sensei for dinner. I got to talk with him about our mutual love of Star Wars, and joke around in general. Oh, his aikido is great, too.

I think you would enjoy training with him, but try out both schools anyhow and choose who you "gel with" better.

Anne Marie Giri
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