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Old 11-17-2006, 11:59 PM   #1
Double M
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Hello Aikidokas

Just saying hi to everyone! I've been a student of Aikido for 13 years off and on, in a couple different "styles". I've also spent some considerable time in TKD, Aiki-jutsu and Jujitsu, and Tai Chi. Altogether I've spent roughly 20 some odd years in the martial arts but Aikido is my passion.

I dig baseball and the guitar....

I've also done personal protection work for Willie Nelson, Joan Jett, Ted Nugent, .38 Special, Gin Blossoms, Charlie Daniels, Sylvester Stallone, Rick Springfield, and a host of other entertainers as that is my line of work.

Anyway, hi.
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Old 11-18-2006, 07:16 AM   #2
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Re: Hello Aikidokas

WILLIE!
hi and welcome.

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Old 11-18-2006, 08:06 AM   #3
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Re: Hello Aikidokas

So if it were cheaper to hire you for weekend gigs than it would be to train in aikido for the rest of my life, then I could get off the mat, and away from all these stinkers... Have to think about that, hehe, welcome to aikiweb. Do you train in Northern VA?

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Old 11-18-2006, 08:36 AM   #4
Double M
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Re: Hello Aikidokas

Thanks for the welcome.

Michael, I trained Aikikai in Hillsboro (not Merrifield) many years ago, most recently in N.VA I trained at One Spirit in Herndon but my schedule made it hard for me to arrive 3 days a week on their schedule and justify the monthly cost. These days I'm with a bunch of fellow martial artists and we kind of roam around and train together in a cross training fashion. Aikido dojo are too few and far between.

I'm not sure if I am cheaper, btw! Hehe.
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Old 11-18-2006, 06:25 PM   #5
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Re: Hello Aikidokas

Hi Mike,

Welcome to AikiWeb and thank you for your introduction.

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Old 11-19-2006, 10:56 PM   #6
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Re: Hello Aikidokas

Quote:
Mike Mantz wrote:
Just saying hi to everyone! I've been a student of Aikido for 13 years off and on, in a couple different "styles". I've also spent some considerable time in TKD, Aiki-jutsu and Jujitsu, and Tai Chi. Altogether I've spent roughly 20 some odd years in the martial arts but Aikido is my passion.

I dig baseball and the guitar....

I've also done personal protection work for Willie Nelson, Joan Jett, Ted Nugent, .38 Special, Gin Blossoms, Charlie Daniels, Sylvester Stallone, Rick Springfield, and a host of other entertainers as that is my line of work.

Anyway, hi.
And some claim aikido do not work...

Welcome aboard Mike.

Boon.

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Old 11-19-2006, 11:28 PM   #7
Double M
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Re: Hello Aikidokas

Thanks Jun and Boon.

...and yes, Aikido works VERY well.

"Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy' until you find a big stick." - Anon.
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