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Old 04-22-2006, 08:43 AM   #1
Brendan Magrath
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Hi from Kiwi starting Aikido in Chiba

Hi there! I'm a 46 year old New Zealander who moved to Japan 3 years ago (along with my wife and 4 children). I've been doing Aikido for 4 months and now go twice a week to a Dojo in Funabashi, Chiba. I'm really enjoying my new sport - more than I thought I would. Thanks for this great website, it's a valuable bonus for a person like me who's in a foreign land and struggling to get information in English. Hope to talk to some of you soon.

Brendan Magrath
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Old 04-22-2006, 10:10 AM   #2
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Re: Hi from Kiwi starting Aikido in Chiba

Hi Brendan,

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Old 04-24-2006, 04:24 PM   #3
Michael O'Brien
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Re: Hi from Kiwi starting Aikido in Chiba

Brendan,

Hi and welcome from Nashville, Tn.

Harmony does not mean that there are no conflicts,
for the dynamic spiral of existence embraces both extremes.
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Old 04-24-2006, 07:46 PM   #4
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Re: Hi from Kiwi starting Aikido in Chiba

Hi Brendan and welcome to training in Japan (and Aikiweb).

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Old 04-24-2006, 11:43 PM   #5
jaime exley
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Re: Hi from Kiwi starting Aikido in Chiba

Hi Brendan,

Are you studying with Shimizu Sensei?
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:31 AM   #6
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Re: Hi from Kiwi starting Aikido in Chiba

Hi Brendan,

Welcome to Aikiweb!

Funabashi? If I am correct, you are doing Yoshinkan under Ryu?
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