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Old 10-15-2009, 01:18 PM   #1
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A Call for Donations for Devastated Sumatra Aikido Dojo

Posted 2009-10-15 13:15:53 by Jun Akiyama
News URL: http://www.aikiweb.com/sumatra/

As discussed in this AikiWeb Forums thread, the recent earthquake in Sumatra has devastated an aikido dojo in the city of Padang when the earthquake struck during their practice, completely flattening the building in which they were training.

The Aikido Kobayashi Dojo, of which the Padang dojo is a member, is collecting donations to send to the Padang dojo. AikiWeb wishes to assist in this donation effort by collecting donations to send to the Kobayashi Dojo. Donations will be collected through October 31st, 2009 on this webpage: http://www.aikiweb.com/sumatra/.

Please help if you can. Thank you.

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Old 10-16-2009, 09:52 AM   #2
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Re: A Call for Donations for Devastated Sumatra Aikido Dojo

Hi folks,

We are up to $210 in donations so far in less than 24 hours, thanks to those who have donated so far for the Panang aikido dojo in Sumatra.

Once again, the donation page (which will be active until October 31st) is located here:
http://www.aikiweb.com/sumatra/
Thank you to everyone who has donated and for spreading the word about this donation drive.

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Old 10-19-2009, 03:22 PM   #3
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Re: A Call for Donations for Devastated Sumatra Aikido Dojo

Hi folks,

The total for the Padang aikido dojo donation drive is now up to $280.

Once again, the donation page (which will be active until October 31st) is located here:
http://www.aikiweb.com/sumatra/
Thank you to everyone who has donated and for spreading the word about this donation drive.

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Old 10-22-2009, 11:16 AM   #4
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Re: A Call for Donations for Devastated Sumatra Aikido Dojo

Hi folks,

I just received another $20 donation for the Padang aikido dojo donation drive. I also received a $100 donation for AikiWeb itself from the Aikido World Alliance (thank you, Sato sensei) which I am rerouting to this donation drive, bringing the current total to $400!

Once again, the donation page (which will be active until October 31st) is located here:
http://www.aikiweb.com/sumatra/
Thank you to everyone who has donated and for spreading the word about this donation drive.

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Old 10-23-2009, 10:40 AM   #5
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Re: A Call for Donations for Devastated Sumatra Aikido Dojo

Hi everyone,

We're now up to $510 total with a little over one week left for this donation drive for the Padang aikido dojo which was devasted in the recent earthquake in Sumatra.

Once again, the donation page (which will be active until October 31st) is located here:
http://www.aikiweb.com/sumatra/
Thank you to everyone who has donated and for spreading the word about this donation drive.

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Old 10-26-2009, 12:19 PM   #6
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Re: A Call for Donations for Devastated Sumatra Aikido Dojo

Hi folks,

The total donation amount as of today is $760 in this the donation drive for the Padang aikido dojo which was devasted in the recent earthquake in Sumatra.

Once again, the donation page (which will be active until October 31st) is located here:
http://www.aikiweb.com/sumatra/
Thank you to everyone who has donated and for spreading the word about this donation drive.

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Old 10-27-2009, 07:16 AM   #7
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Re: A Call for Donations for Devastated Sumatra Aikido Dojo

Hi everyone,

We're now up to $1080 for the total amount of donations collected so far for the Padang aikido dojo which was devasted in the recent earthquake in Sumatra.

Once again, the donation page (which will be active until October 31st) is located here:
http://www.aikiweb.com/sumatra/
Thank you to everyone who has donated and for spreading the word about this donation drive. Every little bit counts.

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Old 10-30-2009, 10:56 AM   #8
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Hi folks,

The total amount of donations is now up to $1,395!

This donation drive for the Padang aikido dojo will be ending tomorrow, October 31st, 2009.
The donation page is located at:
http://www.aikiweb.com/sumatra/
Thank you to everyone who has donated and for spreading the word about this donation drive. Every little bit counts.

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Old 10-31-2009, 02:41 PM   #9
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Re: A Call for Donations for Devastated Sumatra Aikido Dojo

Hi folks,

Final day for the donation drive today (10/31)!

We're up to $1,805! Can we break $2,000 by the end of the day?

The donation page is located at:
http://www.aikiweb.com/sumatra/
Thank you to everyone who has donated and for spreading the word about this donation drive. Every little bit counts.

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Old 11-06-2009, 11:01 AM   #10
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Re: A Call for Donations for Devastated Sumatra Aikido Dojo

Hi everyone,

I am happy to report that the donation drive was a great success, owing to the generosity of folks in the US, Norway, Singapore, Germany, Russia, and beyond! We managed to raise $1,855 total and was able to send out 165,000 yen (about $1,824 after PayPal fees, etc) to the Kobayashi Aikido Dojo in Japan to send over to the devastated Padang, Sumatra dojo in Indonesia.

I received a wonderful e-mail from Hiroaiki Kobayashi sensei with his appreciations for everyone's donations. He will be heading over to Indonesia later this month with the collections.

Special thanks go out to Ms Hiroko Tojo who facilitated the transfer to Kobayashi dojo's bank account.

Thank you, everyone, for your support for this donation drive!

Best regards,

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Old 12-16-2009, 12:06 PM   #11
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Hi everyone,

I just received a nice message from Hiroaki Kobayashi sensei who collected the donations for the Padang dojo in Indonesia and went there personally to deliever the donations. In the end, 1,200,000 yen was collected through donations -- over $13,000.

Kobayashi sensei's message can be seen below in this post as well as on their website (which includes links to more photos, a video of the presentation, and more):

http://www.cup.com/kobayashi-dojo/en.../indonesia.htm

Once again, I wish to thank everyone who helped support this donation effort both here on AikiWeb as well as around the world.

Best,

-- Jun

Appreciation for the Indonesia Earthquake Donation


On behalf of Aikido Kobayashi Dojo, I would like to thank you for your donation for the rehabilitation of Padang dojo in Indonesia. Thanks to your generous support, we were able to collect 1,200,000 yen in total, from more than 500 people.

At the beginning, we started to collect donation for the people in Padang to rehabilitate the dojo. However, later we found out that the chief instructor of Padang dojo, Mr. Tomiyono, was killed by the earthquake. Therefore, we decided to give 400,000 yen to Mrs. Tomiyono, and the rest, 800,000 yen to Padang dojo for their rehabilitation efforts.

The donation was presented at the Aikido seminar held at the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, on November 29, 2009. Before the seminar started, we held the ceremony. More than 300 people were there and, when I announced that this donation came not only from Japan, but from all over the world, the gymnasium was filled with a storm of applause. Then, I handed the donation to the widow, Mrs. Nel Tomiyono, and the current representative of Padang dojo, Mr. Mayzalyan.

Mrs. Tomiyono said, "Thank you for everything, sensei. Please send my regards to everyone." Mr. Mayzalyan strongly said, "I will cherish the will of Mr. Tomiyono and make best efforts for the future." I, then, as a return, received a commemorative shield from Mr. Muri of Takiotoshi Nagare Budokan which Padang dojo belongs to.

We put up the information about the ceremony on our web site. Please check out.

On this opportunity, we would like to start deepening the relationship with Indonesia. We have a plan to visit Indonesia as a group in 2011. We hope that we will be able to establish cordial relationship among members by having aikido practices together. You are welcomed to participate.

Again, thank you very much for your generous support.

Hiroaki Kobayashi
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