I'm sure I was on Aikiweb years ago, but don't remember a username. So, here I am again. New username, and a new club.
It is with some reluctance, but also some excitement, that I'm opening a new aikido school. I've been in and out of the Myrtle Beach, SC area for several years. My growing family's finally settled in here and we've put down some roots.
I began training in 1988 at NY Aikikai. I've also had the good fortune of training Nishio Aikido for many years in Denmark.
There is no Aikido at all around here. I basically have had two choices - well three: stop training altogether, start training another martial art, continue to train aikido. I'm going with the latter. And if I'm going to do that, there's no other choice than to start a school. And being that there are so few Nishio Aikido dojos in the US, I am honored and humbled by the task ahead.
Wish me luck. I'm gonna need it! : )
I'm not only wanting to build a school of new students, but also to hopefully pull experienced aikidoka out of the woodwork who might be in living in the Myrtle Beach area but not know of an aikido dojo.
If there are any aikidoka here who ever come to the Grand Strand, please contact us at Strand Aikido!