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Old 07-05-2010, 02:38 PM   #1
Benjamin Mehner
Dojo: Salt Lake Aikikai, Zen Bu Kan
Location: Midvale, Ut
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 53
Hello From Utah

Hey everyone! I've been reading this forum for a while now, and thought I'd go ahead and start posting. I was introduced to Aikido about a year and a half ago by a very close friend. He and I met at work and became good friends very quickly. One day he gave me a copy of The Art of Peace and I was instantly intrigued, so I watched some videos online and determined that this was the martial art for me. Upon hearing this my friend gave me his uniform and I will always be grateful for his assistance. Before this I had studied Pa Kua Chuan, and karate, but neither of them clicked with me and I never felt like I belonged. I ended up joining Salt Lake Aikikai after looking around at the other dojos. All the people there are really great and I truly feel that I have found my place.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:59 PM   #2
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 1,189
Re: Hello From Utah

You found a great home! Rick Sensei has some good stuff.

"Leave the gun. Bring the cannoli."
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Old 07-05-2010, 03:54 PM   #3
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Re: Hello From Utah

Hi Benjamin,

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Old 07-05-2010, 08:29 PM   #4
Benjamin Mehner
Dojo: Salt Lake Aikikai, Zen Bu Kan
Location: Midvale, Ut
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 53
Re: Hello From Utah

Rick Sensei is at Utah Aikikai, not Salt Lake Aikikai. People at my dojo say he runs the only other school in this valley that they would recommend. I had the honor of training with him and his students at a recent seminar and I would agree that he knows his stuff. My teachers are David Iannucci and Richard Sano. Both are very good men and I have enjoyed learning from them.
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