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Old 10-02-2008, 11:50 PM   #5
Dave Mata
Dojo: Kyoseikan Dojo, West Michigan Aikido
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Join Date: Feb 2008
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Re: Holland, Michigan (or Zeeland)

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CarrieP wrote: View Post
Hi Ryan,

If you are willing to schlep to Grand Rapids, I'd recommend Kyoseikan dojo. I've done seminars there and they're nice people.

http://www.wmaikido.com/

For closer to Kzoo, I'd suggest trying the local YMCA and whatever colleges are near you.

The forums here say that in 2003 the local Y offered aikido. dunno if this is still the case:

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3099

Community colleges, and larger 4-year universities often have aikido classes as part of their curriculum.

Try Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamzoo College...

A quick google search brings up the following dojos. A lot of these seem to be multiple arts dojos, so aikido, bjj, tai chi, etc. Also, I have no clue what school of aikido they teach, if that matters to you one way or another.

http://www.southsidedojo.com/

http://members.tripod.com/~AIM_Seiwa_Dojo/index.html

http://www.toyodacenter.com/

Good luck! Where are you moving from, if I may ask? Within Michigan? From another state?
Carrie,

Thanks for your kind words about our dojo. We still offer Zazen 4 days a week and maybe will see you again soon. I hit Ryan up on facebook since I remember when he stopped in to train with us before we had the dojo. Best to you all, Dave Mata
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