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Old 04-24-2003, 04:27 PM   #1
Dave Miller
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Dojo: UCO Budo Society
Location: Oklahoma
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 204
Smile Howdy:

My name's Dave. I study Aikido with a club at my university, The University of Central Oklahoma. We call ourselves the UCO Budo Society. I have been studying for nearly two years and have reached Ikyu. I hope to attain Shodan in a couple of months.

We study primarily Geist's original "version" of Tomiki (i.e. pre-Kihara) with a little bit of Aikiki and other things sprinkled in for "flavor".

As a former karateka, I had a bit of a hard time at first with the "softness" of aikido. However, now I really like it a lot. I love the notion that "slower is faster" and "softer is harder" and other such paradoxes. I look forward to studying Aiki for a lifetime.

This seems to be a great site and a great board and I look forward to many fruitfull discussions. Perhaps, if I'm fortunate, I'll get to hook up with some of you on a mat somewhere.


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Old 04-24-2003, 04:51 PM   #2
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Hi Dave,

Thanks for your introduction and welcome to the AikiWeb Forums!

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Old 04-24-2003, 05:25 PM   #3
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Dojo: Aikidojo Leiderdorp
Location: Leiden
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Welcome Dave,

enjoy and train

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Old 04-24-2003, 05:51 PM   #4
Dojo: Mississippi State Universty Aikido
Location: Mississippi
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hey dave I also study geis style but in mississippi. have fun in training.

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Old 04-24-2003, 08:47 PM   #5
William Boyd
Dojo: Aikido of Reno
Location: Reno, NV
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 26
Hey Dave,

Welcome and enjoy your training.
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