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Old 11-08-2007, 09:24 AM   #1
Jamie_Macc
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Touring America

Hey guys,
I am currently wanting to tour America after completion of my A-Levels.
Being a Brit i would like to see some of the sights and naturally dojo's on the way round.
I guess what i'm really asking is 'are there dojo's in every state and how often are they open if anyone knows?

Thanks,

Jamie

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Old 11-08-2007, 09:30 AM   #2
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Re: Touring America

Hi Jamie,

There are many kinds of dojos in every state - most of them pretty friendly. I suggest using the dojo search function of this web site to check out states you plan to visit.

If you travel through Vermont, please stop by and see us in Brattleboro (www.rvaikido.org).

Good Luck!

Don Hebert
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:36 AM   #3
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Re: Touring America

If you'll be coming down to Miami or around South Florida, pass by and see us in Coral Gables before heading over to South Beach! www.aikispirit.com

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Old 11-08-2007, 09:49 AM   #4
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Re: Touring America

In Philly, love to have you at the Doshinkan, in Roxborough!

Best,
Ron

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Old 11-08-2007, 10:05 AM   #5
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If you hit the middle of West Virginia around Clarksburg, let me know. But, we're kind of out of the way from everything.
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:07 AM   #6
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If you are visiting California, come train with us in Kings Beach ! Were on the North shore of Lake Tahoe. (matsubadojo@yahoo.com). Jason House
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:17 PM   #7
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hey come out and visit us in chicago!!!!

www.aikidomac.org
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:21 PM   #8
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Come and visit in Ann Arbor if hitting Chicago. Rodger Park has a nice place to practice http://www.hv-aikido.com/. You might want to check with him in advance in case he is out of town or something (and especially as I am volunteering without asking him first).

Cheers, Rachel
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Old 11-08-2007, 01:20 PM   #9
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Re: Touring America

This website has a great dojo finder. You should be able to find a good school to train almost anywhere you go. If you are in the New York City area please enjoy at class at Shin-Budo Kai.

www.shinbudokai.com

Enjoy your travels and training!

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Old 11-08-2007, 01:36 PM   #10
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This website has a great dojo finder. You should be able to find a good school to train almost anywhere you go. If you are in the New York City area please enjoy at class at Shin-Budo Kai.

www.shinbudokai.com

Enjoy your travels and training!

Marc Abrams
what ever you do, when you're on your way to marc's dojo from rachel's, just look straight ahead and drive right thrugh lancester ohio. don't stop. just keep driving east...

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Old 11-08-2007, 04:26 PM   #11
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Come and visit in Ann Arbor if hitting Chicago.
If you head to Ann Arbor from Chicago you'll be passing right through Kalamazoo and Battle Creek Michigan ...both of which have dojo. You are welcome at both of them.

Bronson

p.s. Just an hour north of Kalamazoo is Grand Rapids which also has some dojo we can point you to.

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Old 11-08-2007, 08:04 PM   #12
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Re: Touring America

And if you get to the San Diego region, please stop by and train with us at Kenshinkan Dojo in Vista - assuming that we don't burn out, mudslide, or quake into the Pacific in the interim.

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Old 11-08-2007, 09:03 PM   #13
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If you are visiting California, come train with us in Kings Beach ! Were on the North shore of Lake Tahoe. (matsubadojo@yahoo.com). Jason House
... and when you're done visiting Lake Tahoe, head on down the hill to Orangevale (Sacramento). There's a very nice Hostel in downtown Sacramento.

http://www.norcalhostels.org/sac/
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:03 AM   #14
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Re: Touring America

Hi Jamie,

If you are going to be in northeast Ohio at any time, feel free to look us up. Just for your information, Jon Cameron Sensei, RokuDan, JAA Shodokan is touring the US also. He will be at my main dojo on 15 November in Warren, Ohio. He is also a Brit and very skillful.

If you are here then, I invite you to attend as my guest..good luck in your travels.

Cameron Sensei will be travelling all over Ohio between 11 Nov and 25 Nov with two formal Seminars/Clinics, 17 Nov in Mansfield, Ohio and 24 Nov in Dayton, Ohio. Any and all are welcome, there is a small fee for the clinics to defer the costs of travel and boarding.

If any one would like more information, please email me.

Mickey
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Old 11-09-2007, 12:23 PM   #15
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Re: Touring America

If you come to Orlando, there are dojos here of almost every size and "flavor". I'm sure you would be welcome in pretty much any of them, and between them, there is training going on somewhere every day of the week.
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Old 11-09-2007, 04:19 PM   #16
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Re: Touring America

San Francisco Bay Area has so many dojos you could spend a couple week here easily - plus the scenery, wine, microbrewed beer, artisan cheeses, etc....

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Old 11-19-2007, 10:29 PM   #17
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My dojo is also in Chicago, on the North side near the Belmont Red/Brown line stop www.japaneseculturecenter.com.

We have classes taught by a variety of different instructors - there are 3 classes every weeknight plus 2 on Saturday afternoon.

I won't be on the mat due to ACL surgery last week, but visitors are always welcome!
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Old 11-19-2007, 10:43 PM   #18
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Re: Touring America

Come give us a visit at "http://www.aikidonw.com/index.htm"

I go to the teens and adults classes. Come on by if you're in Oregon.

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Old 11-20-2007, 10:20 AM   #19
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Re: Touring America

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San Francisco Bay Area has so many dojos you could spend a couple week here easily - plus the scenery, wine, microbrewed beer, artisan cheeses, etc....
Can't compete with the delights offerred there.....but in crossing the U.S.A. you *may * be in the hot, ugly western edge of Texas in passing.....Midland Texas has no classy wine, gourmet meals, artisan cheeses...not to mention damn poor scenery, but we would love to offer you hospitality in the traditions of the area (cold beer, authentic tex-mex food and all the Aikido you like.
Aikido of Midland
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:07 AM   #20
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Re: Touring America

If you happen to visit northeast Ohio, you are also welcome to train at either of my dojos--Three Streams Aikido in Twinsburg and Kent State University in Kent--both teach Steven Seagal Shihan's Tenshin methodology. In particular, our dojocho, Vladimir Soroka (godan), focuses on weapons training (swords, knives, chains, etc.) and randori techniques on Sunday mornings. I would also recommend that if you visit Ohio, you also train at the Cleveland Aikikai in Cleveland Heights or Oberlin College in Oberlin--the chief instructors, Jim Klar and Jeff Hadley, are simply superb.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:05 PM   #21
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I keep wondering if there is reason why you should come and visit us redneck in Oklahoma, but if you do make sure to let me know
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:40 PM   #22
Jamie_Macc
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Re: Touring America

guys your hospitality is immense, my trail will definatly take me through some of those areas and i may see you in the future!

Thanks Jamie

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