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Old 08-22-2000, 02:53 AM   #1
Erik
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I guess I'm just curious. I've clicked the icon a few times but often the information isn't there (I'm guilty).

For the record, I hang out in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay and North Bay) here in California.

You all?
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Old 08-22-2000, 04:20 AM   #2
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hi there.....I'm from Frenchs Forest, the north shore in Sydney, Australia.
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Old 08-22-2000, 09:58 AM   #3
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It's always nice to know who you're communicating with, isn't it?

I appreciate a least a small bit of personal info to help the communication process along. Thanks to all of you who provide it.

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Old 08-22-2000, 10:17 AM   #4
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Atlanta, GA here... smoggiest town in the USA, and proud of it.... Now if only if I could breathe outside...

Kanpai,

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Old 08-22-2000, 10:46 AM   #5
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Hi,

I live in the Pacific Northwest (U.S.A.) waaaaay out in the boonies where there are deer, coyote, blue heron, and assorted critters. Just 30 miles south of me is Seattle, WA. We are actually having sunshine this summer! But I'm still not planning on retiring here...

Kristina
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Old 08-22-2000, 11:23 AM   #6
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Chuck Clark wrote:
It's always nice to know who you're communicating with, isn't it?
Yep, changed my tune a little bit.
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Old 08-22-2000, 12:27 PM   #7
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I'm here in Minneapolis, MN, training at Twin Cities AIkido Center


Is Altanta really the smoggiest city in the world? I read an article that said that apparently, its begun to effect large scale weather patterns nearby. Thats really disturbing.

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Old 08-22-2000, 02:59 PM   #8
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yup- smoggy, dry, but it is my hometown .

I spose it's from the burst in population we've seen just over the past 5 years, let alone 10 or 20... we just weren't ready for it, I spose...

-Nick

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Old 08-22-2000, 03:39 PM   #9
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i've just moved to Maryland from Nevada, but call California (southern) 'home'. So Erik, what is the weather like there in late Sept? I'm going to a seminar then, and my gi's already take up most of my suitcase space
colleen
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Old 08-22-2000, 04:37 PM   #10
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i've just moved to Maryland from Nevada, but call California (southern) 'home'. So Erik, what is the weather like there in late Sept? I'm going to a seminar then, and my gi's already take up most of my suitcase space
colleen
It will be....

hot,

cold,

or in-between.

Where exactly? We have rather wide tempature variations depending on where you are. Mostly it depends on whether you are near the coast, a little bit inland or a lot inland. September can be brutally hot in some places.
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Old 08-22-2000, 04:50 PM   #11
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Where exactly? We have rather wide tempature variations depending on where you are. Mostly it depends on whether you are near the coast, a little bit inland or a lot inland. September can be brutally hot in some places.
I'm not Colleen, but I'm going to guess she'll be in Sonoma in late September for Saito sensei's seminar. I'll be in the Bay Area over Labor Day weekend and up in Missoula during the last weekend of Sepetmber. I may be in Prescott the weekend following Labor Day weekend and in Pensacola during mid-October; I'm still checking ticket prices...

In case people didn't find this out elsewhere on this website or through personal knowledge, I'm in Boulder, Colorado.

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Old 08-22-2000, 05:05 PM   #12
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Take the corn away!!!!

I'm in Indianapolis, IN... Lots of corn, racing, and basketball... Not a whole let else either...

-Rob
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Old 08-22-2000, 06:01 PM   #13
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Hah all we got here is budo, and not much of it- not much 'real' stuff anyways... plenty of $150 a month 6 month contract places tho .

-Nick

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Old 08-22-2000, 08:58 PM   #14
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Anyone else here from the land down under???? .....or anywhere else apart from the US? oh yeah, why is Australia the land down under? I constantly refer to it as that....yet I don't know why!
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Old 08-22-2000, 09:38 PM   #15
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mid oct is the perfect time for Pensacola....i am sooooo envious. if you have not been, and have the time, check out the Navy Air Museum there.
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Old 08-23-2000, 08:03 AM   #16
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Hi all!!

I live in Slough in the UK!! It is an industrial suburb on the outskirts of West London just north of Windsor where our Royal Family live!!!

I train in with UK Shiwakai, a Yoshinkan dojo under the guidance of Sensei Jack Poole and go to 2 of there Dojos!! One in Windsor (3-4 miles from home!) and One in Holtspur (7-8 miles in the opposite direction!).

Hopefully I will be moving house some time in September or October if all goes well, closer to the Holtspur Dojo in a town called Loudwater!!




I guess people call it 'Down Under' because of where Oz is positioned on a globe in relation to UK, Europe and America!!


Pete

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Old 08-23-2000, 06:02 PM   #17
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Talking

Another Englander here - I'm from York, in the North of England, and practice twice a week at a Tomiki Aikido Dojo (though Sensei has trained under Tomiki, Shodokan and Aikikai systems, so we get a good mixture on occasion )
Any other UK Aikidoka out there?

Peace,
David

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Old 08-28-2000, 08:15 AM   #18
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Am I the only Dane here ?

Well anyway - I'm from Aarhus in Denmark. In this city we have three Aikikai-dojo's. At least two of them are afilliated with Shoji Nishio Sensei (I practice in one of them). The last one I don't know much about. We have as well a KI-akido dojo and as far as I know an Iwama-ryu dojo is opening soon.

By the way: Next easter we will host the 18. annual Shoji Nishio Sensei Camp in Denmark. In my opinion well worth a visit. See: http://www.aikikai.dk/

Happy to be part of this.

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Old 08-28-2000, 09:14 PM   #19
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South England, but originally from
the North-prepared to travel anywhere
for high-quality teaching-training!

Peace,
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Old 08-28-2000, 11:44 PM   #20
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I'M NOT MORMON!! GOT THAT???

I was born in Salt lake city utah. lived there for 11 years then moved to california i am about 20 miles from vandenberg air force base! I am 15 miles from my dojo in Santa Yenz whitch is 35 miles from the base. no I am not mormon and my parents are not in the air force.
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Old 08-29-2000, 01:33 AM   #21
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Greetings from sunny Israel !

I'm from Tel Aviv, now living in Ramat Gan.
My favorite dojos are Tel Aviv Uni (Omri) and Nisshin Kan (Eli).

There you are !

Dana
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Old 08-29-2000, 08:30 AM   #22
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Greetings from sunny Israel !

I'm from Tel Aviv, now living in Ramat Gan.
My favorite dojos are Tel Aviv Uni (Omri) and Nisshin Kan (Eli).

There you are !

Dana
Hi, Dana!
Nice to see you here! I'm Alexei from Herzeliya, studying Nisshin-Kan at Eli's dojo and I suppose that I know you. BTW, Greetings from Ilya.
Hope to see you in Herzeliya ...

Alex
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Old 08-29-2000, 09:03 AM   #23
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How come there is no emoticon for snow?

Greetings from Montreal! There are a couple of other aikido dojos in Montreal (Aikido de la Montagne, Aikikai de Montreal), but I train at Sukagawa Aikido Club of Montreal. The club got its name from the town where our sensei, Mike Bush, trained for 4 years under Suzuki Sensei, who is a student of Fujita Sensei.

Anyone ever want to visit, just give a shout!


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Old 08-31-2000, 06:23 AM   #24
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This may be late, but here goes.
G,day
I am from Perth Western Australia.
Australia was also refered to as the antipodes which I think means upside down.
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Old 09-20-2000, 06:14 AM   #25
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I'm from Oulu, Finland. I'm at school waiting for the next lesson to begin. The weather looks pretty nice, it's relatively warm and the sun is shining.
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