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Old 04-27-2010, 10:51 AM   #1
Dojo: RMC Aikido Club
Location: Ashland/VA
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Greetings from the Center of the Universe

Ashland, VA fondly proclaims itself to be such - even the welcome sign as you enter town exclaims, "Welcome to the Center of the Universe." We even have a train stop (well, the train slows down and you jump off) and the conductor also announces to all on board we are entering the C of U.
Truth be told though, I live just a little outside of town, so I guess I'm in a near center solar system

Next to Aikido, I'm an avid mountain biker (lots of circles, triangles and squares) and have participated in several triathlons (both road and off-road versions). Like several other new folks on the forums, I started Aikido at the old age of 52 (triathlons at 53), but am a very active person and have progressed well - with lots of hard work and practice.

I study along the lineage of Ueshiba-Saito-Witt and enjoy the challenge of takemusu blending.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:13 AM   #2
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Re: Greetings from the Center of the Universe

Hi Mark,

Welcome to AikiWeb. Hope you feel welcome in joining in the discussions.

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Old 04-27-2010, 01:42 PM   #3
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Re: Greetings from the Center of the Universe

Hi Mark, that's pretty funny. I guess aikido is a perfect thing to be doing over there!

Greetings from a similar lineage too (Witt sensei was just in our dojo!).
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:47 AM   #4
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Re: Greetings from the Center of the Universe

Pleasure to meet you Mark.

I am new to the AikiWeb forums myself...


"All the principles of heaven and earth are living inside you. Life itself is truth, and this will never change" - Morhei Ueshiba
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:00 AM   #5
Michael Vlug
Dojo: Aikido Rotterdam Tenchigowa
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Re: Greetings from the Center of the Universe


"Foster and polish the warrior spirit, while serving in the world; illuminate the path according to your inner light."
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Old 05-08-2010, 07:54 PM   #6
Dojo: RMC Aikido Club
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Re: Greetings from the Center of the Universe

Thanks all.
It seems very special getting to greet folks from as far away as Scotland and Netherlands - really cool. San Fran is quite a drive too :-)
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