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Old 07-03-2003, 11:22 PM   #1
Hanamura Toru
Dojo: Himeji ShodokanAikido Dojo
Location: Himeji
Join Date: Jul 2003
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Himeji Shodokan member

I am Toru Hanamura.
I enjoy Aikido with Peter-san and a lot of my friends in Himeji Shodokan.

I also play Judo with Peter-san. We are learning together.



Toru Hanamura
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Old 07-04-2003, 02:17 AM   #2
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Location: Vissenbjerg
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Welcome to the forum Toru-san

I hope you will find many interesting discussions and opinions here.

- Jψrgen Jakob Friis

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Old 07-10-2003, 05:07 AM   #3
Hanamura Toru
Dojo: Himeji ShodokanAikido Dojo
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Thank you for your e-mail.

I started Aikido only 2 months ago.My Aikido teacher is Peter-san. I work with him at same work place. His enthusiasm was contagious.

Sometimes at work we sneak out for some practice.

I play Aikido every Tuesday and every weekend.Aikido members are nice people, it's very fun to exercise together. After practice we go to lunch.

Why did you choose Aikido from a lot of sports?

How long have you played Aikido?

Toru Hanamura
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Old 07-10-2003, 10:01 AM   #4
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Hi Hanamaru san,

Welcome to the AikiWeb Forums and thanks for your introduction!

If you feel it's easier to write/communicate in Japanese, you can always use the Japanese Forum here.

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Old 07-10-2003, 07:15 PM   #5
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Hi Jun;

I was wondering what he was up to - sweating over the dictionary after work. I expect that post took the better part of an hour.

Toru-san is easy to underestimate. Shy, quiet but damm is he hard to deal with on a Judo mat.

You are right - he should try the Japanese forum although I suspect one of the attractions of Aikido is the english exposure. His background from school includes both Kendo and Judo.

Peter R.

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Old 07-15-2003, 10:49 PM   #6
Hanamura Toru
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Hi Akiyama san,

Thank you.

I will also go see the Japanese Forum.


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