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Old 03-16-2010, 09:45 AM   #1
John Smith
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Hello All

Hello Everyone!

As the site tradition seems to be to post a brief intro in its own thread, here we go!

I was a poor wrestler in High School. Tried Judo - Tae Kwon Do - Shotokan briefly in college and immediatly afterward but nothing stuck. Everything seemed to be missing something. Until I walked into my first Aikido Dojo!

I have been practicing Aikido here in New Jersey off and on ever since! (1992). I was 24 when I first stepped on an Aikido mat, so career - grad school - children have all had their share in pulling me away from time to time, but the lure of the Dojo has always brought me back!

As far as these forums are concerned, I have trolled them frequently (especially when not actively training) but have never felt the need to post. I was reading a topic yesterday that instilled the desire to respond in me, so I have finally registered - only to see that the last comment in that thread was made over a month ago so I will refrain from re-opening a dead topic.

Anyway, hello again. I'll probably continue to troll, but who knows?

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Old 03-16-2010, 09:57 AM   #2
Michael Vlug
Dojo: Aikido Rotterdam Tenchigowa
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Re: Hello All

Hello John,

Welcome!

"Foster and polish the warrior spirit, while serving in the world; illuminate the path according to your inner light."
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:09 AM   #3
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Welcome!

~Look into the eyes of your opponent & steal his spirit.
~To be a good martial artist is to be good thief; if you want my knowledge, you must take it from me.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:23 AM   #4
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Re: Hello All

Hi John,

Welcome to AikiWeb and thank you for your introduction.

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Old 03-16-2010, 01:55 PM   #5
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Hi. I hope you mean lurking, not trolling! :-)

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Old 03-16-2010, 02:05 PM   #6
John Smith
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Janet Rosen wrote: View Post
Hi. I hope you mean lurking, not trolling! :-)
I did mean lurking!
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:02 PM   #7
Boz
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Hello and welcome from another new member, with similar experiences!!!

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