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Old 06-04-2008, 11:35 AM   #60
CitoMaramba
 
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Dojo: Dangayan Singkaw Aikido Shinzui Group Philippines
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Re: Tracing my Philippine Aikikai Roots

On May 22, 2004, my Sensei organized a "Day of Harmony" to honor the pioneers of Aikido in the Philippines. In preparation for this he travelled to Manila (he lives in Urdaneta, Pangasinan, more than 3 hours away) to personally meet and invite Talag Sensei and Gavileno Sensei.. He also met with Alejo Sensei, Lapus Sensei and Reyes Sensei, and sent one of my dojomates to personally invite Camar Sensei.
At the event, only Alejo Sensei and Reyes Sensei arrived. But the intent to honor all the pioneers of Philippine AIkido was there.
You can learn more about this event and see some of the pictures taken on this website:

http://freewebs.com/dayofharmony/

Inocencio Maramba, MD, MSc
Dangayan Singkaw Aikido Shinzui
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