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Old 02-23-2009, 01:43 PM   #1
Esteban Romero
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Dojo in PA

Hi all
I stopped training since July and I miss it. I trained for 5 years but my dojo moved to another location and it was too far for me. Plus I started school which means that I only have certain days to train.
I live near Main Line in the Great Philadelphia area. I trained with Jeff Bowden sensei for most of the time. I had the benefit to train with Sensei Bowden 3-5 times a week. I am very thankful for his teaching, and generosity.
I know several dojos in the area: Germantown Pike, Collegeville, Kenkiukai, Center City, Philadelphia.
I haven't trained with many other sensei although I have visited most of the dojos around.
I would like to know if any of you knows about a dojo that would be more Budo than martial arts oriented. I observed once Sensei Okutani, and although he does Kendo his budo impressed me. I am looking for a dojo that could emphasize the Budo part of Aikido. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:53 PM   #2
Nafis Zahir
 
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www.buckscountyaikido.com

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Old 02-25-2009, 10:06 AM   #3
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Dojo: Kokikai Aikido Boston
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Pennsylvania is one of the big, big centers of Kokikai Aikido and there are several dojos there. It's hard for me to say if it is more or less martial, possibly both but you can try and find out if it's for you.
There are about 11 dojos in the Pennsylvania area. Check out the website for a complete listing.

http://www.kokikai.org/directory.php
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:17 AM   #4
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Dojo: Aikido Kenkyukai International
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Hello Esteban,
I think maybe we met once....
There are a lot of really good dojo in this area - you mentioned some that are near us and thery are all very welcoming places with great training. You're welcome to come visit us any time to see if you enjoy our training.

Best of luck in your search.

Steve

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Old 02-25-2009, 11:00 AM   #5
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Esteban Romero wrote: View Post
Hi all
I stopped training since July and I miss it. I trained for 5 years but my dojo moved to another location and it was too far for me. Plus I started school which means that I only have certain days to train.
I live near Main Line in the Great Philadelphia area. I trained with Jeff Bowden sensei for most of the time. I had the benefit to train with Sensei Bowden 3-5 times a week. I am very thankful for his teaching, and generosity.
I know several dojos in the area: Germantown Pike, Collegeville, Kenkiukai, Center City, Philadelphia.
I haven't trained with many other sensei although I have visited most of the dojos around.
I would like to know if any of you knows about a dojo that would be more Budo than martial arts oriented. I observed once Sensei Okutani, and although he does Kendo his budo impressed me. I am looking for a dojo that could emphasize the Budo part of Aikido. Any suggestions?
My sensei always said, "Aikido IS Budo!"
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