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Old 06-18-2003, 10:19 PM   #1
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Off to summer camp

I'm making last minute preparations to leave for the Seidokan summer camp in Kalamazoo Michigan. I'm guessing there aren't any denizens of this forum going (except for us locals) but if you are going please seek me out. I think we'll have name badges. I'd like the chance to meet some more aikiweb members.

It's hard to miss me. I'm the goofy bald guy with glasses

Bronson

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Old 06-18-2003, 11:24 PM   #2
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You be the funny looking bald guy with glasses. I'll be the one with the traditional "deer in the headlights" stare.

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Old 06-19-2003, 07:17 AM   #3
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Bronson and Joseph, Here's wishing both of you and excellent time at camp; lots of good hard training, both on and off the mat!

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Old 06-19-2003, 11:26 AM   #4
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Hi Bronson and Joseph,

Hope you both have a good time at your summer camp. Our is coming up in about a month and a half and I'm looking very much forward to it.

If you (and others!) get a chance, please take mental notes and let us know how the camp went!

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Old 06-24-2003, 01:25 PM   #5
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Back from camp and had a great time

Met some really nice people, made some friends and trained my butt off. Other than tweaking my knee a little bit I didn't have a single bad experience. The instruction was top notch, all my partners were fun to work with and the food was great (one of the few camps where you can actually gain weight )

The highpoint in the camp for me was when my sensei, Dr. Mark Crapo was awarded rokudan. Most of his students had tears in their eyes or on their cheeks. It's nice to see someone who dedicates so much of himeself to his students, the organization, and the art as a whole get recognized for his efforts.

Thanks for listening

Bronson

p.s Hey Opher, I got to room with Landau Sensei and take his class. What a nice guy, loved his class too.

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Old 06-28-2003, 12:07 AM   #6
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This was my first camp; and having only studied Aikido for the past 5 months I really did not know what to expect.

Overall it was a very positive learning experience. All were friendly and eager to share their ideas and technique all-around regardless of rank. Spent a bit of time talking with folks from all over, making new friends and sharing ideas was to me one of the biggest highlights of camp.

Unfortuantely camp was really close to home... I had to miss the last day of camp because of work. I hope I'll be able to attend next year's camp in its entirety. I don't want to miss anything.

BTW, Bronson did an outstanding job teaching during camp! He didn't appear "too" nervous at the beginning ;-)

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Old 06-30-2003, 12:32 AM   #7
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Bronson did an outstanding job teaching during camp! He didn't appear "too" nervous at the beginning ;-)
Thanks Joe

It was definitely an interesting experience teaching one of the two opening classes at camp with our sensei, our dojo-cho, and the co-chief instructor from our hombu dojo in the class. Not to mention having the Seidokan Kancho and the wife of the late founder of Seidokan taking notes on the side

Bronson

p.s. I found out I was teaching one of the opening classes about three hours before it started

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