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Old 03-27-2006, 06:33 PM   #1
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I'm a new member. Yay! I've been studying Aikido for about 2 1/2 years now, though I havent been able to train much since coming to college. There's not a dojo that offers Aikido in Mobile. But I do train as often as possible when home. I'm absolutely in love with this art. It is definitely one of the most fun things I have ever done in my entirely short life of only 18 years. Anyways, just wanted to introduce myself! Have a spectacular day and a great time training!!

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Old 03-27-2006, 06:35 PM   #2
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Hi Krysten,

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Old 03-27-2006, 07:37 PM   #3
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Quote:
Krysten Cooper wrote:
There's not a dojo that offers Aikido in Mobile.
But there is in Pensacola....

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Old 03-27-2006, 07:51 PM   #4
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Quote:
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But there is in Pensacola....

But i dont have a car down here and none of my new friends are interested enough to go to pensacola......

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Old 03-27-2006, 08:54 PM   #5
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Hi Krysten,

Welcome from Nashville, Tn. Don't sweat being able to train as often as you like right now; Do it when you can and realize you have a lifetime ahead of you still to train. Aikido will always be there for you.

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Old 03-27-2006, 11:49 PM   #6
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Thanks so much, Michael!! I know that aikido is always there whenever I have the time, but training makes me feel closer to home, ya know?

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Old 03-28-2006, 12:01 PM   #7
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Krysten,

Try getting a jo and practicing kata. You can do it by yourself, and it helps you to retain your footwork. Good luck finding a place to train; I can't imagine being without this great art!

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Old 03-28-2006, 11:34 PM   #8
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Krysten, I don't know which college you are attending in Mobile, but I believe USA is offering a course in Aikido on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. You might even be able to attend if you are at a different school. Judging by their required textbook, it is Tomiki style. Might be worth checking out.
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Old 03-29-2006, 03:18 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, I have to work on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons

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Old 03-29-2006, 09:57 PM   #10
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Bummer... Hate when that happens...
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Old 03-30-2006, 09:38 AM   #11
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Thanks for the info. Actually, as luck would have it, i just found out that one of my guy friends down here at school studies aikido. so i'm hoping i can train w/ him.

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Old 03-30-2006, 12:04 PM   #12
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Hello! Good Luck!
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Old 03-30-2006, 12:06 PM   #13
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Krysten, make sure that next year you scoop up all of those new freshmen looking for a dojo!

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Old 03-30-2006, 05:04 PM   #14
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I will!

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Old 04-09-2006, 08:58 PM   #15
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Happened upon your posted deliema. I travel down from the DC area and found another dojo. They are the Eight Winds dojo located in Gautier, Ms. It too would be a fair distance to travel without a car.

A suggestion, offer to buy a potential driver dinner and a movie for driving you to and from the dojo. Or a new book and gas money, then they could stay and watch.

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Old 04-09-2006, 10:04 PM   #16
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Thanks for the suggestion. I've actually found a guy who studies Aikido and lives on campus w/ me. He and I are trying to figure out a good time to train. But i will definitely keep your ideas in mind!

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