Welcome to AikiWeb Aikido Information
AikiWeb: The Source for Aikido Information
AikiWeb's principal purpose is to serve the Internet community as a repository and dissemination point for aikido information.

Sections
home
aikido articles
columns

Discussions
forums
aikiblogs

Databases
dojo search
seminars
image gallery
supplies
links directory

Reviews
book reviews
video reviews
dvd reviews
equip. reviews

News
submit
archive

Miscellaneous
newsletter
rss feeds
polls
about

Follow us on



Home > AikiWeb Aikido Forums
Go Back   AikiWeb Aikido Forums > Introductions

Hello and thank you for visiting AikiWeb, the world's most active online Aikido community! This site is home to over 22,000 aikido practitioners from around the world and covers a wide range of aikido topics including techniques, philosophy, history, humor, beginner issues, the marketplace, and more.

If you wish to join in the discussions or use the other advanced features available, you will need to register first. Registration is absolutely free and takes only a few minutes to complete so sign up today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-06-2006, 10:09 AM   #1
Stellaluna
Dojo: Aikido of South Florida
Location: Sunrise, Florida
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 6
United_States
Offline
Cool 3 Month Kohai in Sunny South Florida = )

Sunny Greetings to All!
My name is Gina and I'll be 33 in November. I belong to the Aikido of South Florida dojo and began my study of Iwama Ryu in early August of 2006 under Stephanie Yap Sensei.
Many years ago I had read The Art of Peace by O'Sensei and have carried the desire to study Aikido in my soul ever since. I am pleased to say that I have finally arrived!
Currently I am reading up on the meaning of Kiai, kototama, and misogi. I am enjoying the challange of trying to rap my brain around even a fraction of understanding at this point and am excited at the notion that many years will pass and I'll still feel like I know nothing!
I'm always open for discussion, so keep me posted!
Domo Arigato Gozaimashita for created such an AWESOME site!!!!
Gina

Last edited by Stellaluna : 10-06-2006 at 10:13 AM. Reason: forgot to mention the style I study
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 10:49 AM   #2
akiy
 
akiy's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 5,854
Offline
Re: 3 Month Kohai in Sunny South Florida = )

Hi Gina,

Welcome to AikiWeb. I appreciate your thoughts about the site.

-- Jun

Please help support AikiWeb -- become an AikiWeb Contributing Member!
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 11:12 AM   #3
James Davis
 
James Davis's Avatar
Dojo: Ft. Myers School of Aikido
Location: Ft. Myers, FL.
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 716
United_States
Offline
Re: 3 Month Kohai in Sunny South Florida = )

Hi Gina,

Greetings from a fellow Floridian! You seem really psyched to be a part of aikido, and I can definitely relate. Aikido has done great things for me, and I can see improvements that it's made in others. Keep at it, and it will most likely be very rewarding. If you ever have plans of visiting the Ft. Myers area, and want to train with us, let me know.


Masakatsu agatsu!

James

"The only difference between Congress and drunken sailors is that drunken sailors spend their own money." -Tom Feeney, representative from Florida
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 11:59 AM   #4
Stellaluna
Dojo: Aikido of South Florida
Location: Sunrise, Florida
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 6
United_States
Offline
Re: 3 Month Kohai in Sunny South Florida = )

Thank you for the warm welcome James!
My husband and I travel to Cape Coral on a regular basis, he has family there...So I just may come visit one of these days!
Gina
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 05:06 PM   #5
James Davis
 
James Davis's Avatar
Dojo: Ft. Myers School of Aikido
Location: Ft. Myers, FL.
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 716
United_States
Offline
Re: 3 Month Kohai in Sunny South Florida = )

Quote:
Gina Voelker wrote:
Thank you for the warm welcome James!
My husband and I travel to Cape Coral on a regular basis, he has family there...So I just may come visit one of these days!
Gina
Great! Bring him too! Have a good weekend.

"The only difference between Congress and drunken sailors is that drunken sailors spend their own money." -Tom Feeney, representative from Florida
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-07-2006, 06:37 AM   #6
gary james
 
gary james's Avatar
Dojo: ASU
Location: florida
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 11
United_States
Offline
Re: 3 Month Kohai in Sunny South Florida = )

Welcome Gina,
This is a great site! I'm up in Sarasota. We'll have to catch James down there for some training!

see ya round!

Last edited by gary james : 10-07-2006 at 06:39 AM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2006, 09:41 AM   #7
Stellaluna
Dojo: Aikido of South Florida
Location: Sunrise, Florida
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 6
United_States
Offline
Re: 3 Month Kohai in Sunny South Florida = )

Quote:
Welcome Gina,
This is a great site! I'm up in Sarasota. We'll have to catch James down there for some training!
Thanks Gary,
My husband was just telling me this weekend that he may have the opportunity to transfer to the Sarasota area in the next year or so. Of course the idea of leaving my Dojo was heart breaking. But it's nice to know I'll have a friend in the area. Then we'll really have to go visit James!
  Reply With Quote

Please visit our sponsor:

AikiWeb Sponsored Links - Place your Aikido link here for only $10!



Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hello from sunny Florida James Davis Introductions 2 04-19-2005 09:28 PM
Dojo search. SOUTH FLORIDA Pembroke Pine A D General 6 07-28-2004 03:46 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:19 PM.



vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2014 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited
----------
Copyright 1997-2014 AikiWeb and its Authors, All Rights Reserved.
----------
For questions and comments about this website:
Send E-mail
plainlaid-picaresque outchasing-protistan explicantia-altarage seaford-stellionate