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Old 02-13-2002, 03:13 PM   #1
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Dojo: Sarpy Aikido Club
Location: Omaha,NE
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 49
Talking Hi!

Howdy all!!
My name is Mike Thomson. I'm new to Akai-web and aikido. Enjoying both very much.

Aikido is an art I have wanted to study since I was 12. My uncle was telling my stories of how he'd trained for awhile in aikido and some stories about O'sensei, and still more about how the jo came about. I was hooked, however, it took me 16 years to finally go out and join a club. Now that I am actually training I am finding it to be everything my boyish mind had imagined and sooooo much more!!

Currently the Sarpy Aikido Club and myself are looking forward to a visit from Kondo Sensei. I believe he is one of the senseis that my sensei (Ron Christenham) trained under. Kondo Sensei is going to be in town for 5 days, and for a brand new aikidoka to be able to train with him, for even a short time is an honor. I'm pumped!! He will be instructing two of our regular classes and we're staying at one of State Parks over the weekend for more training!! Yea!!! Three days of nothing but aikido! (and nature )

Nice to be part of the aikido family!!

To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself. - Sun Tzu
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Old 02-13-2002, 03:22 PM   #2
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Dojo: Aikidojo Leiderdorp
Location: Leiden
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 530
Hi Mike,


Great to hear your expectations have not be disapointed sofar.

Keep up the good faith and enjoy!

Erik Jurrien Menzel
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Old 02-13-2002, 08:50 PM   #3
Join Date: Jun 2000
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Glad to hear you've finally found a dojo

Have a great time at the seminar!
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Old 02-13-2002, 10:35 PM   #4
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Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 5,903
Hi Mike,

Good to have you here! I hope you'll let us know how the seminar goes.

-- Jun

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