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Old 04-01-2014, 07:44 AM   #1
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Location: Boston MA
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Daito Ryu Massachusetts

Does anyone know of any Daito Ryu
schools in Massachusetts?
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:40 PM   #2
Cliff Judge
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Re: Daito Ryu Massachusetts

There is an awful lot of good Aikido and Chinese martial arts up there.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:53 PM   #3
Cady Goldfield
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Re: Daito Ryu Massachusetts

Actually, Cliff is right.
IMO, your best bet would be Shobu Aikido of Boston, with Sensei William Gleason. The dojo is in Somerville.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:41 PM   #4
Mary Eastland
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Dojo: Berkshire Hills Aikido
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Re: Daito Ryu Massachusetts

If you are ever in the Berkshires...you are welcome at Berkshire Hills Aikido.

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Old 04-07-2014, 10:36 AM   #5
Keith Larman
Dojo: AIA, Los Angeles, CA
Location: California
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Re: Daito Ryu Massachusetts

Well, to the best of my knowledge (which means I really don't know), there's really not any Daito Ryu in Massachusetts. There are folk doing stuff greatly influenced by more "Daito-ryu-ish" ideas, however, and you've already received that recommendation for Gleason. I know of a group in Philadelphia, but that's about it.

Of course at this point we could fire up the old "what is daito ryu, how is aikido related and are we really doing it" discussion now. So I'll bow out.

So, suffice to say, Pedantic Man suggests you clarify whether you want to train in a formal Daito Ryu lineage (very limited options here) or if you're looking for a group more focused on Daito-Ryu-esque approaches to Aikido (which is a whole other can of worms).

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