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Old 05-20-2010, 11:16 AM   #1
Dojo: Fort Collins Ki-Aikido
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Aikido in Kagoshima-ken, Japan?

I've just been placed in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan through the JET program. Anyone know of Aikido dojos there? Thanks!
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Old 05-20-2010, 12:00 PM   #2
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Re: Aikido in Kagoshima-ken, Japan?

I trained in Kagoshima and in Kumamoto as a guest with Sunadomari Sensei in the Manseikan but it was quite a few years ago. There was kind of a shinto feel about the training and it was very traditional. There was a lot of subtle body movement and wrist work. Very interesting. And they were very kind to me as a guest (everyone in Kyushu was). I think it was somehow independent of the Aikikai. There were a few Aikikai dojos in Kyushu but I think they were a little more in the north (the Japanese link page is below - looks like nothing in Kagoshima. I know a teacher in Saga). Anyway that's how it used to be. Good luck.




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Old 05-22-2010, 09:09 PM   #3
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Dojo: aiki goshinjutsu kenkyu-kai / hokkaido Japan
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Re: Aikido in Kagoshima-ken, Japan?

Just go to the nearest sports training center or munincipal hall ( SHIYAKUSHO) in your place and asked if they have Aikido Dojos. This is what I did when I move here in Hokkaido!
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Old 05-24-2010, 12:36 AM   #4
Chris Farnham
Dojo: Aikido of Champlain Valley/Hamamatsu Aikidokai/Aikido Shidokai
Location: Hamamatsu, Japan
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Re: Aikido in Kagoshima-ken, Japan?

Here is another website that lists dojos in Japan. This is what they have for Kagoshima:

You can also type 鹿児島県合気道 into google and see what turns up. Generally I find that you get much better luck searching for dojos in Japanese
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Old 05-24-2010, 10:27 AM   #5
Dojo: Fort Collins Ki-Aikido
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Re: Aikido in Kagoshima-ken, Japan?

Thank you so much, everyone. This is very helpful!
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Old 06-05-2010, 11:11 AM   #6
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Re: Aikido in Kagoshima-ken, Japan?


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Old 06-22-2010, 09:08 PM   #7
Matthew O'Boyle
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Re: Aikido in Kagoshima-ken, Japan?


While I am not an aikido practitioner, I do study Tae Kwon Do. I was looking for (perhaps in vain considering it is a korean art) to find a Dojang in the area and came across your post.

I am also a JET that is arriving next month in Kagoshima! What part of the prefecture did they put you in? Are you in the city? I would love to chat it up a bit so I can get to know someone in the area from the States.


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