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Old 02-19-2004, 10:51 PM   #1
Dianecotti
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Hi! I'm new!

Hello.
My name is Diane and I live in Orlando Florida. I graduated from UCF last year and do I.T. for a living. My real life work is human rights, which I think aikido perfectly reflects. I like to travel, listen to music and practice aikido (or is it do aikido, or play aikido?) I am new to the web and hope you all will welcome me. My aikido school is Shoshin Aikido Dojo.
Diane
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Old 02-19-2004, 11:27 PM   #2
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Re: Hi! I'm new!

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Diane Annecoti (Dianecotti) wrote:
I am new to the web and hope you all will welcome me.
Welcome.

Lynn Seiser PhD
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We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:06 AM   #3
Jamie Stokes
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Welcome Diane,

You practice Aikido, do Aikido, play Aikido, study Aikido, use Aikido, lottsa other adverbs. (I think its its adverbs )

enjoy!

warmest,

Jamie
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Old 02-20-2004, 01:31 PM   #4
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woo-hoo!

It seems that aikiweb is littered with us geeks (I mean IT personnel

Welcome! I am fairly new here, but I can tell you there are some very knowledgable, friendly aikidokas that post here
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Old 02-20-2004, 02:02 PM   #5
Don_Modesto
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Re: Hi! I'm new!

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Diane Annecoti (Dianecotti) wrote:
Hello.

My name is Diane and I live in Orlando Florida. My aikido school is Shoshin Aikido Dojo.

Diane
Welcome.

Shoshin--that's Linden Sensei's dojo?

Don J. Modesto
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Old 02-20-2004, 02:03 PM   #6
fo2sh-nico
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hi i am new too, dont you just love aikido!!!!

THAT WHICH DOES NOT KILL US MAKES US STRONGER
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Old 02-20-2004, 06:23 PM   #7
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Hi Don,

Yes. Linden Sensei tells a couple stories about you. You are kind of famous around here. Nice to meet you.
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Old 02-21-2004, 10:21 AM   #8
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Yes. Linden Sensei.
Hi, Diane,

Lucky you!

I've only been there twice, but each time I've really enjoyed the training. Nice bunch of guys. Beautiful space, too. Say hi for me, I hope to see a bunch from there up in Tallahassee next weekend for Gleason.

I did a double-take on seeing that you trained at Shoshin, checked the web-site, even. Dan started a thread a while back about having only women in the dojo (that set off a blaze of fireworks here) so I gotta ask, whose arms did you break to impress Dan enough to invite you in?

Are you going to Gleason or Ledyard (March, Gainesville)? If so, let's look for each other. I look forward to meeting you.

Ganbatte!

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Old 02-21-2004, 10:16 PM   #9
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Don J. Modesto (Don_Modesto) wrote:
Dan started a thread a while back about having only women in the dojo
Don, did you mean to say men instead of women?

Bronson

"A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence."
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Old 02-22-2004, 07:39 AM   #10
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I believe it was Saotome Sensei who told us, Aikido is not something we practice here on the mat (what?) What we practice is preparing us to experience Aikido. Aikido happens outside the dojo. It happens all the time. It happens all around us. We just need to learn to recognize it.

I am somewhat paraphrasing.

That's pretty deep. I'm gonna go take a nap.

Victims, aren't we all.
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:58 AM   #11
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?????

maybe when he said [outside the dojo] he meant in street fights

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Old 02-22-2004, 03:30 PM   #12
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Bronson Diffin (Bronson) wrote:
Don, did you mean to say men instead of women?
BAKA, NEH!

Yes, I meant to say men.

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Old 02-22-2004, 05:57 PM   #13
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Exclamation

It's verbs, dude. Verbs. You do,practice,play,perform: those are verbs.

People, come on here. Really.

I know aikido seems to be filled with techies, but come on. Verbs.

Language basics here, literate culture.

Verbs.
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Old 02-22-2004, 06:40 PM   #14
Dianecotti
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Don,

I have been training here for about a year. Several other women have bee

training here as well. Other than that I don't know. I guess we are having a

party here for the 10 year anniversary of the dojo. It will be at Saotome

Senseis training in April. Will you come here for that?? I probably won't be

able to get away for the others.

Diane
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Old 02-22-2004, 07:43 PM   #15
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Aw, come on Josh, don't be so hard on people. You're what, an English major right? (If memory serves me) Some people find stuff like that to be unnecessary information. I personally am working hard to forget everything from highschool English as quickly as possible. Its taking up valuable brain space, it is. Think about it, every grammer term forgotten makes room for the name of one more aikido technique.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:52 PM   #16
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Joanne Arnest wrote:
Think about it, every grammer term forgotten makes room for the name of one more aikido technique.
I have to do it...

Grammar. Not Grammer.
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Old 02-22-2004, 10:03 PM   #17
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My conscience demands that I plead guilty to bad spelling rather than try to claim that I accidentally hit "e" when I meant "a". The two keys aren't that far apart... Thank you for the correction.
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Old 02-23-2004, 02:43 PM   #18
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Diane Annecoti (Dianecotti) wrote:
I have been training here for about a year. Several other women have been training here as well.

DJM: Ha! So, please give my best to Dan and ask him for me--was he sandbagging us with the earlier thread or did the arguments from that thread change his mind?

I probably won't be able to get away for the others.

DJM: Sorry to hear it; Ledyard is not to be missed (this is my first time with Gleason.)

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Old 02-23-2004, 02:59 PM   #19
Dennis Hooker
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Re: Hi! I'm new!

Quote:
Diane Annecoti (Dianecotti) wrote:
Hello.

My name is Diane and I live in Orlando Florida. I graduated from UCF last year and do I.T. for a living. My real life work is human rights, which I think aikido perfectly reflects. I like to travel, listen to music and practice aikido (or is it do aikido, or play aikido?) I am new to the web and hope you all will welcome me. My aikido school is Shoshin Aikido Dojo.

Diane
Welcome Diane. Take what you see here with a grain a salt. Never get upset by the shenanigans that go one here and always remember this is a "virtual space" and many people operate under the assumption they are anonymous. You never know if you are talking a new beginner of a an established teacher. Sorry we missed you at Henry Kono Sensei seminar the weekend of the 14th. We will have Saotome Sensei in April and Takahashi Sensei in June. You are welcome to join us.

Dennis Hooker

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Old 02-26-2004, 09:20 AM   #20
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Sorry for the late response but WELCOME. I must say that I'm very interested in the sort of human rights work you are involved in as my work in in the area of Refugee/Asylum.

I do think your right that Aikido is a great compliment to this.

I look forward to your posts
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Old 02-26-2004, 09:26 AM   #21
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Welcome to the family of Aiki. Learn and enjoy.

I practice in Gleason Sensei's dojo. It is filled with wonderful aikidoka who get great pleasure from helping each other. It is a dojo that welcomes and works hard to help new students.

That all begins with Gleason Sensei.
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