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Old 07-04-2004, 07:45 AM   #1
John Elliott
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greetings from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

I don't actually do aikido, although I have had the pleasure of working out with, done seminars under, and have had fairly long personal (in real life) conversations with some aikidoka 8th dans I've had the fortune of befriending. I have read a fair bit of aiki-related literature. I certainly know that aiki is too often overlooked by laypeople, as it's not an obvious MA.

Why don't I do aikido? I've often asked myself that. It's one of the things I always wanted to do in my MA career (such as it is)* but at first there was nobody around, and later I've always been committed to something else at the time. It's always something I've felt to be underrated, and I always enjoy reading the perspectives of aikidoka.

*kyokushin karate in jamaica, 2 years (blue belt) at age 12-13
judo 14-15
boxing, age 17-18
goju-ryu McMaster, 22-23
"japanese" jujutsu (Forrester based) X-trained with judo age 27 - 33
TJQ age 30 - 33
systema age 33 - 38 and counting
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Old 07-04-2004, 09:33 AM   #2
Greg Jennings
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Re: greetings from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

HI John, welcome to AikiWeb.

Best regards,

Greg Jennings
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Old 07-04-2004, 09:45 AM   #3
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Re: greetings from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Hi John,

Thank you for your introduction and welcome to the AikiWeb Forums!

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Old 07-05-2004, 07:57 PM   #4
Jill N
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Re: greetings from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Hi Neighbour:
You will get around to aikido eventually. You are the age I was when I started.
e ya later
Jill (from Kitchener Ont).
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Old 07-05-2004, 08:40 PM   #5
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Re: greetings from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Quote:
Jill Nielsen wrote:
Hi Neighbour:
You will get around to aikido eventually. You are the age I was when I started.
e ya later
Jill (from Kitchener Ont).
Hi Jil;

Did we meet several years ago. I spent an afternoon (or morning) visiting a Ki society dojo in Kitchner. Had a good time if I remember and your name sounds very familiar.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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Old 07-07-2004, 08:30 AM   #6
Jill N
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Re: greetings from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Hi Peter:

>>Did we meet several years ago. I spent an afternoon (or morning) visiting a Ki society dojo in Kitchner. Had a good time if I remember and your name sounds very familiar

That is a definite possibility. Feel free to visit anytime. Our website is kept up to date on practice times and has instructions how to get to the dojo. www.kiaikido.ca We will be having a mini seminar on a wednesday evening on August 11 with Kashiwaya Sensei from Seattle.

e ya later
Jill.
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