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Old 08-06-2008, 06:52 PM   #14
Janet Rosen
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Re: Using Aikido During Sparring

Jake, I've never been a member of ADV but have visited several times over the years for seminars and feel comfortable totally recommending the dojo. The instructors are very experienced and have created a dojo atmosphere that is very safe and welcoming but the way they teach and the principles they stress are "the real deal", not watered down. I also like that they have always been very open about sharing their space and students with visiting instructors from a variety of styles, including not purely aikido - this may seem confusing to a newbie, but it means they are themselves still open minded, learning and growing, where a lot of dojos have a close minded "us versus them" attitude.

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