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Old 02-23-2006, 10:10 AM   #4
Dojo: Aikido of Red Bank / Middletown, NJ
Location: Neptune, New Jersey
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 6
Re: Tracing my Philippine Aikikai Roots

Jory Boling wrote:

Johnny Tenegra and aikido on yahoo search brought up this page. his name is about halfway down. can you read chinese?
I am still a beginner Chinese reader. So I cannot understand what the web page is saying. I used Babel to translate the webpage from Chinese(Traditional) to English. It resulted into a very funny character-by-character translation.

e.g., . What I presume to be the "Philippine Aikido Propagation Association" has been translated by Babel as "Philippines gathers gas channel association" (LOL!!!!)

The webpage seems to be a year-to-year record of events of a Taiwanese Aikido dojo.

But, on the serious side. Is there anybody out there who could point me to the right direction?

How about "Bong Achas", anybody out there knows how I can reach him? I saw his name in Wikipedia (cool!) as one of the better known Philippine Aikidoka.

I know Bong from way back when. I met him through his elder sister -- who was one of my former engineering instructors and a black belt aikidoka who traded her hakama for a saintly habit. The latest information that I received is that she is now a Carmelite Mother Prioress.

Thanks, gan3 xie4, domo arigato, maraming salamat po...

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