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Old 09-10-2002, 01:13 PM   #1
Location: Pennsylvania
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 6
Freaky! Newbie here

Hello to all fellow postees.

I figured i'd introduce myself since i'll prolly be frequenting this site quite a bit in the future with LOADS of questions for you all. I am formally starting my Aikido training tonight...(well maybe not formally in the correct sense of the word since i'll be taking my classes at a YMCA but hey i don't have any dojos near me so i'll just have to make due )
A friend of mine has been taking aikido for about a year now and i went to a class to observe and the residing sensei looked at me and said (not kidding) "Hell, your here aren't you? You might as well join in." Well, a bruised wrist and a sore back later i was hooked. I love the philosophy of a defense only art(i'm not a violent person) .
I hope to get to know the lot of you and hopefully you will be able to help me further myself in my quest for personal fulfillment.

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Old 09-14-2002, 01:19 AM   #2
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Dojo: Seiwa Dojo and Southside Dojo
Location: Battle Creek & Kalamazoo, MI
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Welcome Ken,

Don't knock the Y dojo I started in one and it was a good place to train. Feel free to ask your questions. There's a lot of knowledge floating around on these forums, take advantage of it.

Again, welcome


"A pacifist is not really a pacifist if he is unable to make a choice between violence and non-violence. A true pacifist is able to kill or maim in the blink of an eye, but at the moment of impending destruction of the enemy he chooses non-violence."
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Old 09-14-2002, 08:05 AM   #3
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Welcome Ken,

and enjoy

Erik Jurrien Menzel
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Old 09-14-2002, 11:01 AM   #4
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Hi Ken,

Welcome to the AikiWeb Forums! I hope you'll keep us informed as to your progress in the art.

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