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Old 04-18-2002, 04:06 PM   #1
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Toronto Aikido

Can anyone recommend a reputable Aikido Dojo in Toronto Canada that isn't out to take my money (at least not without great instruction!)?
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Old 04-18-2002, 04:29 PM   #2
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Re: Toronto Aikido

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Can anyone recommend a reputable Aikido Dojo in Toronto Canada that isn't out to take my money (at least not without great instruction!)?
Yoshinkai Canada, Kimeda Takeshi,
399 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor Toronto, Ontario M5B 1S9 Phone: (416)585-9602

You might contact Philip Akin, godan, at akin@pathcom.com ...

Chuck

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Old 04-18-2002, 07:49 PM   #3
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Yes, yes and yes.

Great dojo, centrally located. Finally got to meet with Philip who I had known for years electronically, just before I returned to Japan. That was my second Yoshinkan experience, the first being with Kimeda's son Micheal in Japan a few years ago.

If I was in Toronto - that is where I would train and will visit when I can.

As a senior Shodokan Honbu instructor once told me - when Yoshinkan is good - it's very good. No great expert on the style but I suspect this is what he was talking about.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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Old 04-21-2002, 11:40 AM   #4
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Re: Toronto Aikido

Dear Jim,

My family is from Toronto, so I visit and train there quite often. I'm partial to Iwama style Aikido and there is a great dojo nearby in Kitchener headed by Stefan Barton Sensei who trains every year in Iwama under Saito Sensei. (www.goldentriangleaikido.com)I don't know if that's too far away for you, but I think it's deffinitely worth it and make the time to commute when I can. (He also offers uchideshi programs) If you want Aikikai, there is a good group down on Broadview and College at the Aikido Shugyo Dojo. There are other Aikikai dojos too. Just depends what style you're interested in.

Good luck!

Nathanael
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Old 04-21-2002, 02:10 PM   #5
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Re: Toronto Aikido

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You might contact Philip Akin, godan, at akin@pathcom.com ...

Chuck
Phil is a great source of info for Aikido in Toronto.

You can also check out Bob Zimmerman's Toronto Aikikai. He's a 6th dan under Yamada Sensei. His website is http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Towers/5802/

JIM
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Old 04-21-2002, 02:46 PM   #6
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You also might have a look at the Aikido Sandokai Dojo.

http://www.primalpics.com/sandokai_aikido/index.html

Some of the people training there come to seminars at our club in Holland sometimes.
Nice people, good atmosphere and once or twice a year a seminar with Henry Kono Sensei (IIRC).

Erik Jurrien Menzel
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