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Old 12-02-2008, 08:47 AM   #8
Marc Abrams
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Re: New to aikido: 2 questions; ki aikido and manhattan dojos

Julien:

There are two dojos in New York City that are taught by direct students of O'Sensei.

One is New York Aikikai. Yamada Sensei and Sugano Sensei teach classes there.

Shin-Budo Kai: Imaizumi Sensei teaches there. He was not only a direct student of O'Sensei, but was head of Ki Society in the Unites States before he became an independent teacher. I have been a direct student of Imaizumi Sensei for over 20 years now.

Bond Street Dojo: ASU dojo (associated with Saotome Sensei) has a lot of senior teachers there, although no direct students of O'Sensei. That is another very good place to train.

I would frankly go as close to the source/founder as possible. Try all of the dojo's for that matter. I have a markedly different opinion of Sensei Nour than the other posters and would not recommend that you go there if you are looking for "Ki."

Marc Abrams
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