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Old 01-31-2007, 07:52 PM   #1
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Aikikai hombu

How common is it to see gaijin at hombu dojo?
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:16 PM   #2
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Re: Aikikai hombu

Very.
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:22 PM   #3
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Re: Aikikai hombu

It's quite common... there are a number of regular gaijin (been there for years and years), in addition to those who visit for a few months..

You might like to take a look at 'The Empty Mind' clips on the Aikikai Hombu Dojo at youtube - just search for 'empty mind'. There are lots of keiko scenes and they interview a 'gaijin' at the beginning of the segment on the Aikikai

BTW, I have the Empty Mind DVD and it's really well done.. highly recommended
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:31 AM   #4
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Re: Aikikai hombu

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Soon-Kian Phang wrote:
It's quite common... there are a number of regular gaijin (been there for years and years), in addition to those who visit for a few months..

You might like to take a look at 'The Empty Mind' clips on the Aikikai Hombu Dojo at youtube - just search for 'empty mind'. There are lots of keiko scenes and they interview a 'gaijin' at the beginning of the segment on the Aikikai

BTW, I have the Empty Mind DVD and it's really well done.. highly recommended

There were always a lot of foreigners training whenever I went there.

Just watched the first part on youtube. If I'm not mistaken Doshu's uke at about 4:59 is his son.

A difficult problem is easily solved by asking yourself the question, "Just how would the Lone Ranger handle this?"
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Old 02-01-2007, 01:50 AM   #5
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Re: Aikikai hombu

Just watched the second half, quite enjoyed that and have ordered one of the last 4 copies of the original DVD on Amazon. Thanks

A difficult problem is easily solved by asking yourself the question, "Just how would the Lone Ranger handle this?"
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:27 AM   #6
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Just watched the first part on youtube. If I'm not mistaken Doshu's uke at about 4:59 is his son.
Yes, that was a highlight for me too
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:05 AM   #7
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Just watched the second half, quite enjoyed that and have ordered one of the last 4 copies of the original DVD on Amazon. Thanks
The section on Hombu Dojo was filmed around the time I was there... although I never could get up to attend the early morning classes

Lots of familiar faces, really brought some tears to my eyes...

BTW, may I know who is the sensei giving you a hard time in your avatar image?
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:30 AM   #8
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Shingo Nakao, it seems
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Old 02-02-2007, 01:03 AM   #9
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Re: Aikikai hombu

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Shingo Nakao, it seems

It is indeed Nakao Sensei of the Kobe Seibukan dojo.

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