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Old 12-16-2004, 02:21 PM   #1
CactusBoy
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Hi

My name is Josh Mullen and I am 22 years old. I'm from Philadelphia, Pa. I train in Saboten Ryu Aikido and Kenjitsu under Shihan Keith Badyna. I am 3rd Kyu. I have also trained in Tae Kwon Doa and Shodakan Karate.
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:37 AM   #2
Ben Joiner
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Re: Hi

Hey Josh, I'm new to the site too. Just thought I'd get in and say hi before anyone else.
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Old 12-17-2004, 05:52 AM   #3
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Re: Hi

hello, im new 2, just thought id say hi,
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Old 12-17-2004, 07:39 AM   #4
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Re: Hi

Hi guys!

Since nobody has said it 'till now: welcome to Aikiweb.

Regards,

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Old 12-17-2004, 08:20 AM   #5
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Re: Hi

Nice to meet you Josh.

Bryce
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Old 12-17-2004, 09:03 AM   #6
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Re: Hi

Hi Josh,

Nice to have you here. Welcome!

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Old 12-17-2004, 01:26 PM   #7
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Re: Hi

Hi Josh and Chris. What's aikido in the Channel Islands like then Chris?

Mark
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Old 12-17-2004, 03:06 PM   #8
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Re: Hi

Is this the same Keith Badyna who Art Carney of the Philadelphia Inquirer uncovered as an Aikido Shihan fraud?

I certainly do not want to ruffle any feathers however I would do some research on your teacher. If you have been training there and are happy, please just ignore me.

Thanks,

Garrett
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Old 12-17-2004, 03:42 PM   #9
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Re: Hi

Hello Josh. Good Luck!
Your Neighbor,
Steve,
Aikido Kenkyukai North Wales, PA
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Old 12-17-2004, 05:03 PM   #10
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Re: Hi

Garrett: E-Budo has had some threads on your statement. Type in Badyna in the search.
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Old 12-17-2004, 08:09 PM   #11
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Re: Hi

Thanks John... and of course there is also this thread here on Aikiweb... very informative...

http://www.aikiweb.com/forums/showth...ghlight=Badyna
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Old 12-17-2004, 10:07 PM   #12
Greg Jennings
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Re: Hi

I'm not interested in stirring the pot, but a little information is in order. This is the last post from one of the linked-to threads. The original poster owes it to himself to read the articles.

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Re: Can I get your thoughts on my Dojo/Sense

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Greetings All,

PDFs of the two February 1997 Philadelphia Inquirer articles on Keith Badyna are available at:

http://www.aikido-nova.org/badyna1.pdf
http://www.aikido-nova.org/badyna2.pdf
http://www.aikido-nova.org/badyna3.pdf

The files are large, and it was necessary to split one of the articles in two.

Thanks again to journalist Art Carey of the Inquirer for making thes articles available!

Jim Sorrentino

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Old 12-18-2004, 07:33 AM   #13
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Re: Hi

I thought I recalled the name-since I participated in the discussion some time back. Must be getting old-I couldn't remember if it was e-budo or the aiki-web (actually it was both). The website is the same so it appears nothing has changed.
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Old 12-19-2004, 12:01 AM   #14
Sue Hammerich
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Re: Hi

Welcome, Josh - a shout out to PA from Cali. I just started, too, and I also have a teeny, tiny background in Tae Kwon Do. I enjoyed it, but has to find my own "Aikido-esque" space in that art. I am glad to finally be able to take part in this art. However things work out for you, I hope that you, too, are enjoying yourself.
Have a great holiday season!

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