|Originally posted by Greg Jennings
Hi Kathryn! Oh, yes. This is a friendly forum. Well, till a flame war starts. But they're much rarer here than on some other forums.
The first thing to do would be to look up the dojo on the AikiWeb dojo finder. http://www.aikiweb.com/search/ . It may list the style of aikido and an affiliation.
Failing that, ask one of the sempai what the style of aikido is and if the dojo belongs to a larger organization. I might be an acronym, so listen sharp and write it down. One of us can probably track it down for you. There is a list of affiliations here: http://www.aikiweb.com/general/affiliat.html .
Ask your sempai or instructor. They might have their own ideas.
I trained for two years before I knew there was such a thing as a seminar. But as soon as I did, I started attending them. There just about the maximum fun allowed by law.
Yep. Alabama. As I said somewhere "a back-woods dojo". Our metropolitan statistical area is about 300,000, but it's pretty spread out.
Trussville is about 1.5 hours away. It's an easy drive around the I-459 loop then down I-65. Be warned, if you visit, we'll nikyo you till you let us buy you dinner.
Thanks for the info Greg I'll use those links and see what I find. 300,000 thats alot. The village where we live has a population of about 300. If you count people outside the village limits, such as ourselves, there might be 1000! When I visit my Aunt and Uncle ,I'll eventually get around to doing that,I'll definitly come to your dojo! No need to twist to my arm
you can buy me dinner anytime!