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Old 03-18-2005, 06:21 PM   #1
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Dojos near Hiroshima / Iwakuni area?

This is my second post. I will be relocating to Japan in May and am asking for any advice as to dojos in the Hiroshima, Iwakuni or Yamaguchi Pref. area. Thanks for any help.

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Old 03-19-2005, 01:13 AM   #2
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Re: Dojos near Hiroshima / Iwakuni area?

Peter Goldsbury would be a good person to contact, he has a dojo near Hiroshima. Try a pm to him from the user list.



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Old 03-19-2005, 05:37 PM   #3
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Re: Dojos near Hiroshima / Iwakuni area?

Thank you for the advice.
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Old 03-20-2005, 02:37 AM   #4
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Re: Dojos near Hiroshima / Iwakuni area?

There are a few in Higashihiroshima that you could train at.. pm for more info.
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Old 03-21-2005, 04:31 PM   #5
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Re: Dojos near Hiroshima / Iwakuni area?

Hi Robert,

A quick search for "Iwakuni aikido " seems to show an aikido dojo off post. I'm sure there is information available on-base. There are different styles so you might want to inquire beforehand or at least have a look-see. It wouldn't hurt to ask about the teacher's rank and background. There is an English phone book so you might try looking up aikido once you get to Japan.

I live in Kitakyushu, which is just over the Kanmon bridge in Kyushu. I've been through Iwakuni and it is a small town so commuting to another town for a more suitable dojo would at least allow a change of scenery.

Also, I would ask a Japanese person. Someone studying karate/kendo/judo (which is more popular than aikido here) might have knowledge of dojo other than the aikido class advertised

Good luck and welcome to Japan!
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