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Old 04-01-2011, 03:16 PM   #1
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California Aikiweb meet-up!?

So I think it would be really great if we could plan a little Aikiweb meet up here in California. Many Aikiweb members are from around here, and it would be great to put some face's to your posts.

I would suggest we meet late summer, early fall (lot's of time to hash out the details). I can think of at least one dojo we could use, here in the central valley, it's large and could hold many students.

Anyone else interested in such a thing?

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Old 04-01-2011, 03:22 PM   #2
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Well a few years ago we did a mini Aikido L seminar at the dojo I train at, Aikido Of Diablo Valley in Concord, Calif. It's reasonably centrally located for the Bay area. Again depending on timing, date and my Sensei's agreement we could use ADV.

Do think a mini California met up is a very good idea
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Old 04-01-2011, 03:30 PM   #3
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So I think it would be really great if we could plan a little Aikiweb meet up here in California. Many Aikiweb members are from around here, and it would be great to put some face's to your posts.

I would suggest we meet late summer, early fall (lot's of time to hash out the details). I can think of at least one dojo we could use, here in the central valley, it's large and could hold many students.

Anyone else interested in such a thing?
Chris

I am tempted to come just to get some sunshine on these old bones, no sun here for the last six months.

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Old 04-01-2011, 03:34 PM   #4
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Sounds like fun. Stockton isn't too far away - only about six hours from here.

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Old 04-01-2011, 03:37 PM   #5
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Re: California Aikiweb meet-up!?

I'm in! It's been to many years since the aikido-l seminars.
August will not be good for me. September or early October would be lovely.
Being probably the northernmost person, for me getting to ADV would be easiest...The Valley trickier, but if it means that more SoCal folks might attend, what the heck.
Henry, come on over!

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Old 04-01-2011, 04:57 PM   #6
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I am tempted to come just to get some sunshine on these old bones, no sun here for the last six months.

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Haha! You'd be in heaven right now, it's so nice and sunny out!

I'm up to do it wherever. I'd like to see how many are interested in coming, and then we could figure out where to hold it. I can get the Dojo here for no cost and I can guarantee the space. But anywhere in California would be fine with me.

I would suggest we use the 10-12 (lunch 12:01-1:59) 2-4 schedule. Depending on how many would be interested in teaching a small class, we could switch teachers regularly, cover a lot of material and have some real fun!

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Old 04-04-2011, 04:29 PM   #7
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Re: California Aikiweb meet-up!?

With it being a new week, I just wanted to give this thread a BUMP so any other California aikiweb folks who may have missed it over the weekend notice and go OH YEAH!

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Old 04-04-2011, 11:26 PM   #8
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I'm in! It's been to many years since the aikido-l seminars.
August will not be good for me. September or early October would be lovely.
Being probably the northernmost person, for me getting to ADV would be easiest...The Valley trickier, but if it means that more SoCal folks might attend, what the heck.
Henry, come on over!
Hey, can I play, too? Give me enough notice, I'll try to knock some rust off the rolls.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:11 AM   #9
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Hi Chris et al, I am in! Details might involve time conflict, and have killed my availability before, but I am at least ready to mark off a calendar date and do what I can to make it happen.
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Old 04-05-2011, 12:12 AM   #10
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Re: California Aikiweb meet-up!?

I don't know why we shouldn't be able to get quite a few people. I'd be willing to hold the get together for free. We can decide who want's to teach a bit, and get to know more about each other.

I'm very interested in August-Sept as a time frame.
Thanks for the bump Janet!

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Old 04-05-2011, 09:08 AM   #11
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Can't do August.

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Old 04-05-2011, 11:04 AM   #12
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August doesn't work well for me either
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:06 AM   #13
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August is out for me if Janet can't make it then - I just gotta learn her duck waza! Set the date Chris, I'm in.

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Old 04-05-2011, 03:01 PM   #14
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Could be fun
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:13 PM   #15
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August is out for me if Janet can't make it then - I just gotta learn her duck waza! Set the date Chris, I'm in.
Hey, that was Cady's goose! I'm the badger (short, round, low to the ground, generally inoffensive but grumpy as heck when messed with )

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Old 04-05-2011, 03:26 PM   #16
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I would be in too - with enough advanced notice. My dojo in Santa Barbara is always available as well.

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Old 04-05-2011, 03:50 PM   #17
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I did notice the duck was giving you a wide berth.....

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Old 04-05-2011, 05:59 PM   #18
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Re: California Aikiweb meet-up!?

If September works better for people, that sounds good to me. Saturday September 3 is labor day weekend. If that helps people with the travel that would work for me. If people wanted to come Friday evening, they could stay at the dojo free of charge. I would also be open to having the meetup on Sunday if that works out better for people.

I would be okay with training at David's place, if a more southern local works out for people.

I could make an online signup sheet, or is there something we could use for that purpose here on Aikiweb?

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Old 04-05-2011, 08:20 PM   #19
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I'm for Fresno, but Santa Barbara is hard to pass up - home of the Palace Cafe and the best cajun food on the West Coast.

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hmmm.... Fresno 294 miles....Santa Barbara 448 miles.... I love the idea of a road trip down 101 all the way! but really hope for the shorter trip. With 600 mile round trip to the Valley and home, I'd be in no rush to dash out right after training so looking at 2 or 3 nights lodging for this old bag o' bones assuming other folks might also stick around a second day.

If a formal registration is needed - which may not be; we could just keep it in this thread - we could look at a free third party site like http://www.eventsbot.com/features.aspx

Having helped organize three of the aikido-l seminars, including being one of the leads on the Palo Alto one, I'd be happy to support any logistical questions that arise.

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August is out for me if Janet can't make it then - I just gotta learn her duck waza! Set the date Chris, I'm in.
BTW, when we meet on the mat, I will be very happy to demonstrate both Jewish Mother Aikido (including wicked aunt atemi) and Brooklyn-style Tai Chi, the latter as taught by Jim Baker Sensei.

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Old 04-05-2011, 10:34 PM   #22
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As another NorCal gal, I'd vote for a more central (as in, San Francisco or Sacramento) location as well.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:37 PM   #23
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Isn't Jewish Mother Aikido considered too dangerous for mere mortals? I've heard the ukemi alone will break your matso balls.

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Old 04-05-2011, 11:15 PM   #24
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As another NorCal gal, I'd vote for a more central (as in, San Francisco or Sacramento) location as well.
Ooh we can be really north left coast and carpool there! :-)

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I'm for Fresno, but Santa Barbara is hard to pass up - home of the Palace Cafe and the best cajun food on the West Coast.
Oh! How awesome would a group dinner be at The Palace!

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