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Old 03-26-2008, 10:21 AM   #1
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Tanoshii Dojo

What do ya think? Doesn't this look like a great place for a dojo? I'm going to look at the property tonight. Just wanted to share my dream with you all.
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:34 AM   #2
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Re: Tanoshii Dojo

As long as you clean up the cow / horse pies first.

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Old 03-26-2008, 12:20 PM   #3
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Re: Tanoshii Dojo

Do you have a winter out there? (with the snow and stuff) Otherwise looks really great.

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Old 03-26-2008, 12:41 PM   #4
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Do you have a winter out there? (with the snow and stuff) Otherwise looks really great.
It stays brown year round.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:43 PM   #5
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looks like a fun place for a dojo :P
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:34 PM   #6
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Re: Tanoshii Dojo

Well sawdust does make for soft landings...if you don't mind picking splinters out of your tushie!

Seriously though, with a few alterations to make it less barn-ish I think it could be a decent place. If there are stalls inside, you could close a couple of them in for changing rooms and another for an office. Indoor plumbing would be a must. Don't think there would be much of a hay loft from the looks of it, but that would be a great place to store excess gear (e.g. gi for newbies). Once you get going, you might give the outside a coat of slightly more colorful paint, and maybe change the slatted vents out for real windows.....

So yeah, I think it would be do-able! Maybe even easier than some warehouse conversions - if nothing else you'd have a nice place outside to hold weapons practice in nice weather. Might wanna do that in boots though...unless Ron happens to be visiting. Wouldn't want to disappoint his stereotype and all.... :P
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:36 PM   #7
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Re: Tanoshii Dojo

P.S. Sorry but I just cant let this go unsaid

It's the perfect place to cultivate moo-shin!

*ducks and runs*
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Old 03-26-2008, 11:32 PM   #8
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Congratulations and best of luck!
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:04 PM   #9
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Ha! Great name for a dojo!

I'm sure your students will be masters of moo-subi!

Will you have square dance music? "Now grab your partners, round and round...."

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Old 04-12-2008, 12:57 PM   #10
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Ya'all are just too funny! I'm not sure why the horse trailer was parked next to it in that photo. The building is more a "workshop" than a barn. It has a concrete floor with no evidence of moo-subi masters, but they may have all disappeared in the same white ninja smoke that John did. I submitted an offer on the property that was accepted, just waiting on the appraisal to come through. If the property doesn't appraise for what I offered I will probably back out of the deal. Otherwise, Tanoshii Dojo will be open for business on or about June 1st. Everyone is welcome!
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Old 04-12-2008, 02:01 PM   #11
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Re: Tanoshii Dojo

Congrats Ricky! You're in the Barstow area, correct? Keep us informed and maybe we can make it up for your opening class or classes. Good luck with the new dojo.

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Old 04-12-2008, 03:08 PM   #12
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Congrats Ricky! You're in the Barstow area, correct? Keep us informed and maybe we can make it up for your opening class or classes. Good luck with the new dojo.
Hi Michael,
Thanks. Yes, I'm in the Barstow area. More specifically, Tanoshii Dojo (if everything goes according to plan) is near Calico Ghost Town in Yermo. Would love to have you drop by and teach a class or two.
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Old 04-12-2008, 11:06 PM   #13
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Re: Tanoshii Dojo

Ricky,

Thank you for the invitation, but I have no business teaching as I'm only mudansha - but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.

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Old 04-23-2008, 09:40 AM   #14
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Ricky,

Thank you for the invitation, but I have no business teaching as I'm only mudansha - but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night.
lol
I have no business teaching either, but that doesn't stop me.
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:52 PM   #15
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Signed the documents last night. Soon my dream will be a reality.
I would like to ask for some help though.
I am looking for the kanji for the following:
tanoshii dojo
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:56 PM   #16
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Re: Tanoshii Dojo

Congrats! Maybe post in the language forum for the kanji...Jun, Peter, Josh and others will chime in I'm sure!

Best,
Ron (you really don't want kanji from me...no telling what your dojo will be called! )

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Old 05-07-2008, 01:59 PM   #17
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Kanji for tanoshii dojo

I would very much appreciate it if somebody could provide the kanji for the following:
tanoshii dojo
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:06 PM   #18
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Re: Tanoshii Dojo

Hi Ricky,

Congratulations on your new endeavor!

Here are the characters for "tanoshii doujou": 楽しい道場

I'll also attach a quick image I did of the characters in different fonts. Maybe they'll prove helpful for you.

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Old 05-07-2008, 04:44 PM   #19
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Re: Tanoshii Dojo

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Hi Ricky,

Congratulations on your new endeavor!

Here are the characters for "tanoshii doujou": 楽しい道場

I'll also attach a quick image I did of the characters in different fonts. Maybe they'll prove helpful for you.

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Thanks so much Jun.
Is this - 楽しい tanoshii?
and this - 道場 doujou?
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:02 PM   #20
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Is this - 楽しい tanoshii?
and this - 道場 doujou?
Yes on both counts.

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Old 05-07-2008, 05:13 PM   #21
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Thanks again Jun.
I take it then that this: 楽しい
would be tanoshii aikido.
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:54 AM   #22
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Re: Kanji for tanoshii dojo

楽しい道場
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:35 AM   #23
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Re: Kanji for tanoshii dojo

Assuming you mean "happy," Mr. Thompson is correct.
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Old 05-10-2008, 09:49 AM   #24
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Re: Kanji for tanoshii dojo

You don't have many options for other kanji I would say.
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Assuming you mean "happy," Mr. Thompson is correct.
Or 'enjoyable,' no?
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