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Old 05-02-2006, 05:28 AM   #1
Chikai Aikidoka
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Re: McDojo

Hi all,

I'm a new b into Aikido. I'm not able to determine though if the dojo in our town is a McDojo one. The sensei in our dojo got his 3rd and 4th dan from Soke David Dye (http://www.shuyokan.com/home.html).

Well my dilema is that Soke David Dye is a Yoshinkan style. Where as our sensei's curriculum, terminologies, belts colors and kyu's are not the same as Soke David Dye's.

I suppose I can ask my sensei directly but I'm too shy to ask him specially that I'm a beginner and that it seems that his dojo is the only one in town.

has any one heard of Soke David Dye? And whether he award Dans overseas?

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Old 05-02-2006, 11:00 AM   #2
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Dojo: Aikido Yoshinkan Sacramento - Seikeikan Dojo
Location: Orangevale, CA
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Re: David Dye Sensei

Though David Dye is a registered Yoshinkan Aikido instructor, he has formed his own organization which consists of several disciplines. He has member schools around the world and issues dan certificates under HIS organization. He has a complete list of styles listed on his website.

I would not consider his group a McDojo as you call it. He has been around a long time and does a lot of training involving law enforcement. I suggest you talk to your teacher about any concerns you have or you can write to the Shuyokan directly.
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:18 PM   #3
Chikai Aikidoka
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Re: David Dye Sensei

Thank you Steve for ur import.

I guess I rushed in asking this question under this thread. I'm a new b to Aikido, a new b to AikiWeb and a new b to forums in general; this is my first forum involvement.

Reading further and around into this subject, I noticed that it implied more negative meaning than conceptual. Therefore, I appologize before hand to any person, organization, or Aikiweb member for specifically naming names in my initial thread or for unintentioanlly offending anybody. Sorry guys !

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Old 05-02-2006, 10:52 PM   #4
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Location: Florida Gulf coast
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Re: McDojo

Maumote Chami wrote:
has any one heard of Soke David Dye?
Seen his tapes, seen his demonstrations, trained in his seminars, and talked with him personally. Very proficient, professional, and personable.

If you have a question, e-mail him directly, and give him my regards.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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Old 05-03-2006, 03:41 AM   #5
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Re: David Dye Sensei

Ditto what Lynn said... He has done much to bridge the gap between "dojo" Aikido and practical SD.
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Old 05-04-2006, 03:45 AM   #6
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Re: David Dye Sensei

Thank u guys!

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