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Old 08-08-2006, 04:46 PM   #1
Location: Chesapeake Beach, MD
Join Date: Aug 2006
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Hello folks . . .

This is my first post so please allow me to introduce myself.

My name is Morris and I and a veteran of the 101st Airborne Division. I spent two years in Korea studying Taekwondo and enjoyed the philosophy much more then the actually physical training. Punches and kicks just didn't do it for me.

I examined Judo and thought that might be the route for me but meanwhile I got married and had a wonderful daughter named Madison and completely forgot about the martial arts.

Now its years later and I am thinking I want to show my daughter there is more to life then what she sees in school.

I guess at this point I should also say I am a Buddhist, although not a good one. I still let the stresses of life dictate my actions . . . which is not good.

Anyway I found Aikido and did some web searching on it and said to myself . . . this is it. This is what I want to train my daughter in and it's what I want to explore as well.

My daughter was involved in Karate for about a year and she hated it cause the sensei was more concerned with training them to fight then he was with training the philosophy of mind and body together.
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Old 08-08-2006, 05:09 PM   #2
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Re: Hello folks . . .

Morris Pearson wrote:
Anyway I found Aikido and did some web searching on it and said to myself . . . this is it. This is what I want to train my daughter in and it's what I want to explore as well.
Hey Morris! Nice to meetyou!

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Old 08-08-2006, 05:23 PM   #3
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Re: Hello folks . . .

Hi Morris,

Welcome to AikiWeb.

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Old 08-08-2006, 06:01 PM   #4
Location: Indiana
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Re: Hello folks . . .

Glad to hear you found what you were looking for. I hope you find a good dojo that can help instill the values you want in your daughter. Its always good to get them hooked while they are young :-)

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Old 08-09-2006, 05:52 AM   #5
Mark Freeman
Dojo: Dartington
Location: Devon
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Re: Hello folks . . .

Hi Morris,

aikido is a great art to practice parent/child, you will both benefit form the time spent together.

I just watched 2 of my students grade ( father and son 50 and 20 years old respectively ) for their orange belt together. Good to see.

I wish you both well in your journey.



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Old 08-09-2006, 06:22 AM   #6
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Re: Hello folks . . .

Welcome to the way Morris, and thanks for serving our country.
Aikido has enriched my, and my childrens' life greatly.
I'm sure you have found the right martial art for the both of you.
Have you visited any dojos yet?
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Old 08-09-2006, 08:28 AM   #7
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Dojo: Northampton Ki Aikido Club
Location: Northampton
Join Date: May 2006
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United Kingdom
Re: Hello folks . . .

Welcome to Aikiweb, Morris.

I also rediscovered Marial Arts recently (after about 16 years!). I study Aikido with my 9-year old daughter and we both love it. The only problem is that I'll have to restrict how often she goes, 'cos she's currently better than me!
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Old 08-10-2006, 03:16 PM   #8
Frank R
Dojo: Aikikai Foundation of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
Location: Maryland
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 4
Re: Hello folks . . .

So sorry for the late response. I am not an avid participant of AikiWeb as a result of my limited free time. However, in my browsing today, I came across your inquiry on John Johnston Sensei. I happened to know him personally on two fronts. He is one of my Shiatsu instructor at the Baltimore School of Massage and Shiatsu and he is a very close friend on my Shihan. What ever you read on his resume, is true. Instead of me bragging about his abilities, personality, and his passion for the art, I encourage you to meet him and judge for yourself. He trainned at Hombo Dojo for some time while stationed in Japan and I think you will be exposed to, as well as learned, more than just "aikido". Good luck to you and stay on the path.

Frank R.
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