Since I have a few questions I would like to submit under the "Japanese Language" section, I thought it would be best to make a brief introduction of myself.
My name is Ethan Weisgard. I was born in the States (Connecticut), and I moved to Denmark with my whole family in 1969, when I was twelve years old. I have lived there ever since - except for a one year and three month stay in Japan with my wife and two children in 1990-91.
I have trained Aikido since 1976, first under Takeji Tomita Sensei, based in Stockholm Sweden, and then with his teacher Morihiro Saito Sensei, starting in 1984 - my first trip to Iwama.
I was in the Copenhagen Aikido Club for 27 years. I started my own
Copenhagen Aiki Shuren Dojo in 2003.
For those who might be interested, my dojo website is
I have always been very impressed with the aikiweb.com site, using it often for reference, as well as just browsing the forum. Kudos to Jun Akiyama for the great work!
I am looking forward to being an active part of the forum!