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Old 01-16-2006, 04:14 AM   #1
StefanSchroeder
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Wanted: Aikido Dojo in Guangzhou/China

Next month I will stay in Guangzhou/China for two weeks. I am searching for an Aikido dojo there. The AJ and Aikiweb-dojo-listings yield no results, but there must be one, according to a newspaper article I found with Google.

Any help is appreciated.

I need the address in Kanji to show it to a taxi driver, because I don't speak any Chinese at all.

Yours,
Stefan
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Old 01-16-2006, 07:39 AM   #2
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Re: Wanted: Aikido Dojo in Guangzhou/China

Aikido dojos are thin on the ground in China. There's a small aikido association based in Beijing (look at this site: http://www.china-aikido.net/en/index.html), and then there's another association (possibly the one you saw the article about) which, if I recall correctly, was started by a Chinese wrestler (or something like that) who trained in Japan for a few years.

My experience was that Chinese people tended to have a very strong bias in favor of Chinese Martial arts, and that, combined with historical anti-Japanese sentiments, would make it difficult for aikido to spread far in China. Good luck. Let us know if you visit that dojo.
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Old 03-23-2006, 03:02 PM   #3
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Re: Wanted: Aikido Dojo in Guangzhou/China

Finally I returned from my journey to China. Unfortunately I had no chance for any MA training, not only because I had to work during the evenings, but also did I fail to find any further information except the newspaper article on chinadaily. There is a website referenced there, but AFAICT there are only dojos in Beijing listed.
Perhaps better luck next time.
Yours,
Stefan Schroeder
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:52 PM   #4
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Re: Wanted: Aikido Dojo in Guangzhou/China

I was in guanzhou in November. I couldn't even find a decent Tai Chi outfit in the whole city! Apparently they don't really wear them. I found they tend to look at martial arts the way we look at many things that are ubiquitous in our society...it is simply something you do...nothing special!
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:37 PM   #5
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Re: Wanted: Aikido Dojo in Guangzhou/China

don't know about china, but here is a good one...

Sanbu, Guangdong; China - Sanbu Wadokai
Instuctor: Sonny Roobin Shihan Directions:
Contact: sonnysan99@hotmail.com Please contact Sonny Roobin Shihan for directions.

Address: Sanbu (city)
Guangdong Province
China

Times: Mon, Wed & Fri: 7:30-9:00 PM

Edwin Neal


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Old 02-13-2008, 05:37 AM   #6
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Re: Wanted: Aikido Dojo in Guangzhou/China

Hello there. I too am looking for a dojo in Guangzhou. I haven't yet tried the above contact info (I just read it a second ago, and I don't know where in Guangdong that Sanbu might be located); I am posting this primarily to see if there may be more recent developments in this city..

Any response would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:39 AM   #7
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Re: Wanted: Aikido Dojo in Guangzhou/China

You can contact one of my students who has returned to China to teach Aikido. He may be able to help you.

Boer Zhao bore.zhao@gmail.com

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Old 02-14-2008, 02:22 PM   #8
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Re: Wanted: Aikido Dojo in Guangzhou/China

Recognized dojos in China are only available in Shanghai and Peking, those instructors around Guangzhou are lousy instructors (especially Wuyuan chain dojos)

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Old 02-19-2008, 02:13 AM   #9
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Re: Wanted: Aikido Dojo in Guangzhou/China

Quote:
Anthony Wong wrote: View Post
Recognized dojos in China are only available in Shanghai and Peking, those instructors around Guangzhou are lousy instructors (especially Wuyuan chain dojos)
Hi Wong,

You've been/trained there? I meant the Wuyuan dojo.

BTW, how do you classify lousy instructors?

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