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Old 05-11-2004, 07:33 PM   #1
dbaxter
Dojo: Aikido School of Greenville, SC
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Hello Everyone from Charlotte, NC

Hello, Just wanted to to say hi, and glad to be apart of this forum. I like what I have seen, very good information and discussions regarding Aikido. I have been taking Aikido for over 9 years now and enjoy every time I make it to the dojo. My Sho Dan took a while due to several injuries all outside of the school, including breaking my neck ( literally ), which is pretty funny, although none due to fighting or having to defend myself. I prefer the method of avoiding situations that would require me to use my training.
I have studied the entire time under Sensei Joe Beckham, Yon Dan. His interpretation of Nihon Goshin Aikido brings a wealth of rewards and I can honestly say thanks to him, his school, and Aikido I have been more then successful in my home and professional life.

Derrick Baxter
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Aikido School of Greenville
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Old 05-11-2004, 08:56 PM   #2
Lan Powers
Dojo: Aikido of Midland, Midland TX
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Re: Hello Everyone from Charlotte, NC

Welcome, this is a very cool site (Jun is the MAN)
Lan

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Old 05-12-2004, 09:14 AM   #3
Terencentanio
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Freaky! Re: Hello Everyone from Charlotte, NC

I don't feel I've been here long enough to welcome someone.. but uh... welcome :S

The people here seem very warm (from what I have seen so far)
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Old 05-12-2004, 09:39 AM   #4
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Re: Hello Everyone from Charlotte, NC

Hi Derrick,

Thank you for your introduction and welcome to the AikiWeb Forums!

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