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Old 02-23-2003, 01:23 PM   #1
Paula Lydon
Dojo: Aikido Shugenkai
Location: Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 427
Blush! misunderstanding

~~Hi all!
I just made a statement on another thread that one thing I really liked about this website was that it seemed open to all martial artists, not just Aikidoka. Then I thought...Oooo, perhaps I've misunderstood. Are you all Aikidoka? I study Aikido right now but am a mixed-bag martial artist of many years. Anyone else? Egg on my face

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Old 02-24-2003, 04:43 AM   #2
Sven Groot
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Dojo: Shi Zen Ryu, Leiden
Location: Leiden, the Netherlands
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 23
I'm an Aikidoka, sort of...

I guess I consider myself more of an aspiring Aikidoka

FWIW, Aikido is my first martial art.
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Old 02-24-2003, 05:40 AM   #3
Ta Kung
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I'm only into Aikido now. I used to do Judo and Taekwon-do. I'm interested in all martial arts however.
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Old 02-24-2003, 09:16 AM   #4
Location: Australia
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Re: misunderstanding

Paula Lydon wrote:
~~Hi all!

...Oooo, perhaps I've misunderstood. Are you all Aikidoka? I study Aikido right now but am a mixed-bag martial artist of many years. Anyone else? Egg on my face

Aikido primarily. MMA secondarily. Looking to find FMA someplace. Oh, and then kendo. And also....

(well, you can what all my money goes on ;-P

It use to be that I was totally polarized against some arts (judo etc). The more I trained, the more I got to like 'em all.
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Old 02-24-2003, 12:49 PM   #5
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Dojo: University of Ulster, Coleriane
Location: Northern Ireland
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Posts: 1,654
I've done bits n bobs but primarily aikidoka. Yep, I think we're mostly aikidoka (except for the ones that write and say they can kick our arses).

---understanding aikido is understanding the training method---
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Old 02-28-2003, 12:49 AM   #6
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Dojo: Open Sky Aikikai (formerly the North Winnipeg Aikikai)
Location: Winterpeg, Manisnowba
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 144
Hehehe...that's almost a Japanese pun, "Aikido ka?"

Open Sky Aikikai - http://www.winnipegaikido.com
"Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead." - Morihei Ueshiba
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Old 02-28-2003, 03:28 AM   #7
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Dojo: Vestfyn Aikikai Denmark
Location: Vissenbjerg
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 780
Done this and that (respectively karate and kendo) but primarily (exclusively actually) aikido ka now. I think a large percentage of the people on this forum have dabbled in other MA's but have a main focus upon Aikido - hence the name of the forum

- Jørgen Jakob Friis

Inspiration - Aspiration - Perspiration
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Old 02-28-2003, 09:12 AM   #8
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Location: Florida Gulf coast
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Posts: 3,775
I currently study Aikido (8 years), primarily FMA (Kali/Escrima for 16 years), been in martial arts stimce 17 (35 years).

I think some people come to Aikido directly and others of us have to evolve towards it.

IMHO, you will find mostly Aikidokas here by definition of the forum, but a lot of us have been around for a while.

Until again,


Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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Old 03-01-2003, 10:15 PM   #9
Paula Lydon
Dojo: Aikido Shugenkai
Location: Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 427
~~Jamie, never caught that before! Funny!

~~Hai, Aikido-masu I like the way your brain works.

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