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Old 04-05-2006, 10:54 AM   #1
Gavin Williams
Dojo: Uchi Komi
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Hello from holland Been checking the website or a while now and thought it was about time to join up.
Train in a small dojo in amsterdam called Uchi Komi (which is just up the road and therefore very handy). Nice group of students. I have been practicing aikido for about 18 months now and am looking forward to going to my first seminars this spring and summer
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:35 AM   #2
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Old 04-05-2006, 12:16 PM   #3
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It's good to hear from you, Gavin. Have fun at those seminars!

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Old 04-05-2006, 07:27 PM   #4
Michael O'Brien
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Re: Hello from Amsterdam

Hi Gavin,

Welcome from Nashville, Tn.

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Old 04-06-2006, 03:43 AM   #5
Gavin Williams
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Thanks for the welcome,! am just wondering at what level do you all think it is useful to start going to seminars, I have heard different things from different people. I will be trying for my 4th kyu in june/ july. When did you all start going ?
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Old 04-06-2006, 05:48 AM   #6
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Re: Hello from Amsterdam

Hi Gavin and welcome!

I went to my first seminar after three-four months of practice...

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Old 04-06-2006, 11:25 AM   #7
Karen Wolek
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Hi Gavin! Welcome!

My first seminar was a huge one in Montreal....400 people. I had been practicing for about 6 months, unranked, and had a knee injury, so I couldn't even take ukemi!

Karen
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Old 04-06-2006, 11:42 AM   #8
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My first seminar was when I was training for four months, had just healed from dislocating my shoulder and did three hours of weapons work!
It is never too soon!

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Old 04-06-2006, 01:21 PM   #9
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Cool my first one is on the 15th April With Yamada Hironobu Sensei, am really looking forward to it
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Old 04-06-2006, 04:04 PM   #10
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Re: Hello from Amsterdam

Quote:
Gavin Williams wrote:
Thanks for the welcome,! am just wondering at what level do you all think it is useful to start going to seminars, I have heard different things from different people. I will be trying for my 4th kyu in june/ july. When did you all start going ?
As soon as possible. Go, and learn what you can, see different variations on technique, train with new people. HAVE FUN!

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