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Old 11-23-2006, 07:51 AM   #1
markwalsh
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Thank you Jun

Round about Thanksgiving time for my yank friends I think, so thought I'd start a thread expressing gratitude to the webmaster unsung hero of Aiki Web Mr Jun Akiyama.

Appreciate all hard work, fair regulation, minimal censorship, openness and lack of ego shown.

Thanks Jun!!!!

Please add thanks if also appreciative of this great community.
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:58 AM   #2
Lan Powers
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Re: Thank you Jun

I can get behind that............Thanks Jun
Lan

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Old 11-23-2006, 09:14 AM   #3
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Re: Thank you Jun

Yes, I agree. Thank you for this place.

Jerry Miller
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Old 11-23-2006, 10:58 AM   #4
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Re: Thank you Jun

And a Great Roll Model, as well!
Thanks Jun

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Old 11-23-2006, 11:14 AM   #5
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Re: Thank you Jun

Quote:
"roll model"
- ahhhhhh

If this is reference to those lovely silent ukemi videos agree. Seems to be catching on that by the way in several countries - good example of evolution in aikido. Learnt a way to take a smooth roll form koshi nage here that I'll be stealing and taking back to the UK :-)
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Old 11-23-2006, 11:17 AM   #6
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Re: Thank you Jun

Aikiweb is the first thing I check after my e-mail.

Thanks, Jun.

Does that guy, Ikeda, still work out with you?

Jim

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Old 11-23-2006, 11:44 AM   #7
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Re: Thank you Jun

Yes, thank you Jun! You run a fine website.

-Will
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Old 11-23-2006, 06:07 PM   #8
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Re: Thank you Jun

Hi folks,

I appreciate your words of thanks and for the community all of you have created around this website. Thank you all for your participation and support. Without you, this website would be a lonely place!

Best,

-- Jun

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Old 11-23-2006, 09:29 PM   #9
David Orange
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Re: Thank you Jun

Quote:
Jun Akiyama wrote:
Thank you all for your participation and support. Without you, this website would be a lonely place!
And an expensive one, I'm sure, Jun. I know you know I haven't made a contribution yet, but I'm going to soon and I want to encourage everyone who reads this to remember to thank Jun in a way he can really use!

Best to you, Jun.

Best to all and Happy Thanksgiving!

David

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Old 11-24-2006, 10:58 AM   #10
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Re: Thank you Jun

I also value that Jun doesn't try to force people to pay but leaves it there as an offer (when I get a proper job back home promise will have little golden star by name :-)

Folks - Please don't let this thread fade from view - will loose last of faith in humanity...contributing membership some people can't afford, a thank you everyone can.
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Old 11-24-2006, 11:41 AM   #11
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Re: Thank you Jun

I've made some friends and read some great info on this site. Thanks, Jun.

"The only difference between Congress and drunken sailors is that drunken sailors spend their own money." -Tom Feeney, representative from Florida
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Old 11-30-2006, 04:36 AM   #12
Nick Simpson
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Re: Thank you Jun

Yes, I second that: Thanks a lot Jun, keep up the good work! Loving the soft ukemi, by the way!

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:01 AM   #13
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Re: Thank you Jun

On the web and on the mat.
A true gentleman.
You will never be able to comprehend the contribution you have made to us all.

My deepest compliments and appreciation.
Domo Arigato.

Lynn Seiser PhD
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:43 PM   #14
Neil Mick
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Re: Thank you Jun

To everyone's tribute...add mine.

Thanks for your patience, and your hard work, on this site, Jun. It really shows (quality work always does)!
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Old 12-02-2006, 10:11 PM   #15
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Re: Thank you Jun

What a great idea for a Thanksgiving thread.

Jun, thanks for making the forum available even for non-aikidoka. There are shared training experiences, free-ranging discussion, good humor and interesting insights into human nature, open to all for perusal. This forum is a nice place to bring a cup of tea and browse for a few minutes.

Domo arigato.
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Old 12-03-2006, 07:38 PM   #16
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Thanks Jun!

From the first moment I joined, you welcomed me.
Thanks for bringing together this community.

Mary
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:31 PM   #17
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Re: Thank you Jun

Thank you for this place. Aikiweb is a beautiful thing. And is is a grate way to pass time during a boring class as well.

P.S Thanks for not throwing me off because my screen reader and spell check don't get along. or maybe i'm not smart enough to make it work yet.

anyway thank you vary much

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Old 12-11-2006, 04:55 PM   #18
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Re: Thank you Jun

I'd like to add my name to the list of appreciative forum users, thanks Jun!

perhaps the best way to show appreciation is to (if you can) get that gold star by your name, it's very little to give for a great deal in return.

regards,

Mark

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Old 12-12-2006, 09:41 AM   #19
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Re: Thank you Jun

I'd like to say thanks as well, you do a lot of really good work here.

-Chris Hein
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Old 12-15-2006, 02:05 PM   #20
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Re: Thank you Jun

Thanks Jun!

I've really appreciated all the ways I've benefited from Aikiweb and it's members.

I've gotten an incredible amount of technical advice and guidance, some serious mental advice and a connection to Aikido even though I don't train anymore.

One of the things I've really appreciated is that all I've needed was a stamp and a money order and you've accepted what I could send over my couple membership periods.

Very cool. Very easy.
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