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Old 02-20-2003, 10:07 PM   #1
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Hi from Alabama!

Hello everyone,
I just wanted to introduce myself to all of you. My name is Dave, I'm 31 and I'm new to Aikido. I have trained in Karate for almost 3 years. I've bounced around from area to area with my job, and now I'm finally stable enough to start training again. I may pop up for questions from time to time, so please bear with me. Thanks Again. ~Dave~

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Old 02-20-2003, 10:12 PM   #2
Greg Jennings
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Hi Dave,

Welcome to Aikido and Aikiweb.

I'm in Montgomery. We've been here 10 years or so.

I didn't know there was a dojo in Childersburg. Please tell us about your dojo and your instructor.

Please drop in if you're ever headed South.

Best Regards,

Last edited by Greg Jennings : 02-20-2003 at 10:14 PM.

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Old 02-20-2003, 11:02 PM   #3
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Welcome to the AikiWeb Forums! Thanks for your introduction.

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Old 02-21-2003, 07:43 AM   #4
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Where to begin. The Dojo is called Kokkishinkan Dojo, and my instructor is Sensei Brett Miller. He trains and is an instructor at Retsushinkan Dojo, under Sensei Bushnell. The Dojo just opened at the end of January, my son and myself were at the very first class! It has been an Honor and a Privilege to train with Sensei Miller. Thank you for your invitation. If I am ever in the area I will come by. Thanks Again ~Dave~

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Old 02-21-2003, 08:16 AM   #5
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Welcome to Aikido and Aikiweb!
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Old 02-21-2003, 08:31 AM   #6
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Quote:
Dave Porter wrote:
my instructor is Sensei Brett Miller. He trains and is an instructor at Retsushinkan Dojo, under Sensei Bushnell.

Thank you for your invitation. If I am ever in the area I will come by.
Hi Dave,

It's good to hear that Bushnell Sensei's group is expanding up that way. They are all good folks.

Dean Hunkapiller who trains up there comes down and trains with us every so often. He's really coming along fast.

Best Regards,

Greg Jennings
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Old 02-21-2003, 09:42 AM   #7
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Hi from your southern neighbor. Im in the panhandle of Florida here.

* waves to the north *

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Old 02-21-2003, 10:13 AM   #8
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Dave,

Welcome from Birmingham. If you are ever around UAB feel free to drop in on class.

If you get near Montgomery, I can personally vouch for Greg and Myers Sensei's group. They are a great group.

Regards

Bryan Webb

Trussville Alabama
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Old 02-21-2003, 03:16 PM   #9
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Mr Webb, Where are you located? I work in the Irondale area, off of Crestwood Blvd. ANyhow, thanks for the Invite, I will certainly take you up on it sooner or later. ~Dave~

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Old 02-21-2003, 04:02 PM   #10
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Dave,

You are welcome anytime.

We practice at the UAB Wallace Gym on MOn and Wed at 6:30pm(600 South 13th St, UAB Gym; Birmingham, AL 35294). Tell the people at the desk you are attending the aikido class.

I've been there 13 years, our instructor has been teaching for 30 years(>20 years at the UAB gym).

Look forward to seeing you sometime.

Keep practicing.

Bryan
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Old 02-22-2003, 11:05 AM   #11
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If you get near Montgomery, I can personally vouch for Greg and Myers Sensei's group. They are a great group.
Hi Bryan,

Thanks for the plug. I appreciate it.

Dave, Bryan and the rest of the dojo at Aikido of B-ham are great folks.

It's been awhile since I trained there, but I meet up with Bryan at seminars several times a year. We always have fun training together.

Best Regards,

Greg Jennings
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Old 12-23-2005, 02:51 PM   #12
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Re: Hi from Alabama!

Is there any Aikido training in Mobile or P'cola?

Thank you,
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Walt
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:38 PM   #13
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Re: Hi from Alabama!

Quote:
Walt Robillard wrote:
Is there any Aikido training in Mobile or P'cola?

Thank you,
Regards,
Walt
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:38 AM   #14
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Re: Hi from Alabama!

Aikido of West Florida is a Great dojo
I think that they might be listed under West Florida Aikikai
http://www.aikidowestflorida.com/
patty@aikidowestflorida.com

Also if you are interested in Jujutsu check out
Akayama Ryu-Jujutsu - Mark Barlow Sensei
Akayama Ryu-Jujutsu
P.O. Box 2062
Orange Beach, AL 36561
http://www.akayamaryu.com

A little further away is Auburn Aikido Association in Opelika Alabama, and Capital City in Montgomery.

If you get to the Birmingham area , feel free to come work out with us.

Aikido of Birmingham
Premier Gymnastics Academy, Inc.
1360 Montgomery Hwy, Ste 114
Vestavia Hills Al 35216

Monday and Wednesday 7 - 9pm

Hope you find a dojo that you can enjoy and be comfortable in.

Regards,
Bryan webb
Aikido of Birmingham
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