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Old 08-28-2008, 01:27 PM   #1
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL

I will be in Ft. Lauderdale, FL from the late afternoon/evening of Sep 14th through Sep 21st.

If anyone would like to get together while I'm there, let me know with an email at markmurray at ma.rr.com

My PM box here is nearly full, so use the email function instead.

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Old 08-28-2008, 02:01 PM   #2
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you know that Florida is hurricane corridor this time of the year, right? Charlotte is a better place.
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Old 08-28-2008, 02:45 PM   #3
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you know that Florida is hurricane corridor this time of the year, right? Charlotte is a better place.
Wow. "Corridor" makes it sound so respectable. We just call it Hurricane "alley", sounds seedier. You know, like a dark confined place that you go to get in a fight with a hurricane.

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Old 08-28-2008, 02:46 PM   #4
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you know that Florida is hurricane corridor this time of the year, right? Charlotte is a better place.
LOL, yes. But work is sending me down there so I didn't have a choice for Charlotte. Although it looks like I'll be in Memphis in October and San Diego in November. Still not Charlotte, but maybe someday.
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:22 PM   #5
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Re: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

While you are in the FTL, you might enjoy a visit with Peter & Penny Bernath at Florida Aikikai (USAF) and Stephanie Yap at Aikido of South Florida (Iwama). Good people, all.
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:33 PM   #6
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While you are in the FTL, you might enjoy a visit with Peter & Penny Bernath at Florida Aikikai (USAF) and Stephanie Yap at Aikido of South Florida (Iwama). Good people, all.
Thanks! I'll look up their addresses and hopefully I'll get a chance to train with them.
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:33 PM   #7
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Mark please feel free to come visit us at Florida Aikikai (www.floridaaikikai.com). We are used to visitors and easily welcome them. I'm usually there at the evening classes. So please come on down here to the Hurricane Magnet of South Florida.

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Old 08-28-2008, 07:36 PM   #8
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Mark please feel free to come visit us at Florida Aikikai (www.floridaaikikai.com). We are used to visitors and easily welcome them. I'm usually there at the evening classes. So please come on down here to the Hurricane Magnet of South Florida.
Thank you for the invitation! If nothing changes, I should be free in the evenings. And if the hurricanes will temporarily stop ... Hope you didn't get too flooded from the last storm.
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Old 08-28-2008, 07:54 PM   #9
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Thank you for the invitation! If nothing changes, I should be free in the evenings. And if the hurricanes will temporarily stop ... Hope you didn't get too flooded from the last storm.
We didn't get flooded down here in South Florida (this time), but Central and North Florida got hit pretty hard. I'm from Melbourne, Florida (just south of Cape Canavrel) and some areas got around 24" of rain! And now the St. John's River is flooding due to the run off. And that's "just" a Tropical Storm. Gustav is not heading our way so we'll be okay.

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Old 08-29-2008, 10:14 AM   #10
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http://ft-lauderdale-schools-of-aikido.com/

This is our sister dojo in Ft. Lauderdale. They're a good bunch of guys.

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Old 08-29-2008, 10:24 AM   #11
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Hi Mark
This is a dojo I'm hoping to be visiting this year.
http://www.aikidowestflorida.com/aikido.htm
It's Erick Meades home dojo in Western Florida. If you can find the time it would interesting to see / compare your own current understanding of aiki in aikido with he and his teacher who supposedly do the same things. His teacher is the guy on the right on the front page. You also might want to hook up with Howard Popkin's group down there.
Have fun, bud
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Old 08-29-2008, 11:50 AM   #12
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Sorry Mark, I am working at the Army National Guard Operation Center for the Hurricane Watch team this weekend

no seriously...I am!

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Old 08-29-2008, 06:08 PM   #13
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This is a dojo I'm hoping to be visiting this year.
http://www.aikidowestflorida.com/aikido.htm
It's Erick Meades home dojo in Western Florida. If you can find the time it would interesting to see / compare your own current understanding of aiki in aikido with he and his teacher who supposedly do the same things. His teacher is the guy on the right on the front page. You also might want to hook up with Howard Popkin's group down there.
Have fun, bud
They're way up in Pensacola in the panhandle about 30 minutes from Mobile, Alabama. Almost Alabama, if it were. (I can say that, 'cause that's where my family's roots are.)

Any how, a few of our guys in the dojo join in the Howard Popkin training group. I could introduce you to those guys and I'm certain if there's a training group that weekend they'd might invite you to join them.

P.S. We're a Hurricane MAGNET.

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Old 08-30-2008, 05:34 PM   #14
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I will be in Ft. Lauderdale, FL from the late afternoon/evening of Sep 14th through Sep 21st.

If anyone would like to get together while I'm there, let me know with an email at markmurray at ma.rr.com

My PM box here is nearly full, so use the email function instead.

Mark
Mark,

A very close friend of mine, Richie Ciriello, has a little aikido dojo run out of a MMA school. He's in Boca Raton: http://www.bocaaikikai.com/

Look him up when you get down there and tell him I sent you. He's a really cool guy and funny as hell. He would also appreciate the internal training that you are doing.

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Old 08-30-2008, 07:51 PM   #15
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I'll try to make as many places as I can. Thanks everyone for the invites.

Mark, thanks. I checked out the website. Looks like Richie has classes M-F, so I should be able to make one of them.
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:53 PM   #16
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Sorry Mark, I am working at the Army National Guard Operation Center for the Hurricane Watch team this weekend

no seriously...I am!
Well, you're in Arlington for the most part, right? Shouldn't be too much of a problem for us to get together one of these days. I'm not too far from there -- 4 hours or so.
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:53 AM   #17
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Well, shoot. I received voice mail that my trip to Ft. Lauderdale has been cancelled. Yuck.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:50 AM   #18
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Yep, my work trip to Ft. Lauderdale was cancelled. Yuck. Was looking forward to meeting everyone. I'm rerouted to Bushkill, PA instead.

Sorry,
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Old 09-11-2008, 02:21 PM   #19
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Darn, sorry to hear that Mark. I was looking forward to comparing some notes on internal work with ya...stop by for a visit in a few months once our Hurricane-induced ulcers have all healed up

Have fun in PA!

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Old 09-11-2008, 08:49 PM   #20
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Yeah, I was looking forward to seeing you, too. Next time, then.

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Old 09-12-2008, 05:33 AM   #21
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I had maps printed out, dojo schedules and addresses. All ready to go. and then yuck.

Definitely next time.
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