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Old 11-05-2002, 02:17 PM   #14
Wayne
Dojo: Aikido of Madison
Location: Madison, WI
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 37
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Sometimes fate wins

I am a science fiction fan so reading a good story might start me doing a lot of things.

The sequence of events was:

- Read the book "Helm", by Steven Gould. I like his other books, too.

- Looked in the aikido section of the local public library and found a few technique-related books. I left them alone.

- Also found "Aikido in America" by John Stone at the library. I read this book because it looked (and was) interesting.

- Noticed after finishing the book that the author (at publication time) was in Madison, Wisconsin where I still live.

- Did a web search and found that John Stone Sensei has an active dojo in Madison (Aikido of Madison) and that it was about two blocks from my house.

- Found that the dojo was starting a beginner course in the next month.

At this point I figured out that perhaps fate was guiding me. It has been about 9 months now and I am preparing for my first test.

Whee!
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