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Old 03-17-2006, 09:23 PM   #1
Mario Seko
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Do symbol Good Dojo in Toronto

Can anyone could recommended me good Aikido dojo in Toronto?
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Old 03-17-2006, 09:30 PM   #2
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Re: Good Dojo in Toronto

Go to Fran Turner Sensei (Godan) at Aikido Shyugo. Here is the website:
http://www.shugyo.com/

She's utterly wonderful. Warm, motherly and fun to work with. Her technique and instruction is superb.

Cheers!

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Old 03-17-2006, 11:04 PM   #3
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Re: Good Dojo in Toronto

A great dojo is Aikido Yoshinkai Canada at the corner of Yonge St and Gerrard. Head instructor is Kimeda Sensei, 8th dan yoshinkan. Classes are held 6 days a week. I am only slightly biased 'cause he is my dad.
www.aikido.ca

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Old 03-20-2006, 10:24 PM   #4
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Re: Good Dojo in Toronto

I've visited both the following Aikikai dojo in T.O. (just be sure to contact them beforehand if you're visiting) and have found the experiences quite rewarding:

Toronto Aikikai
http://www.torontoaikikai.com
Taught by Bob Zimmerman Sensei, a large dojo (member and space-wise) that also practices in Iaido as well.

Aikido Tendokai
http://www.aikidotendokai.com
Taught by Yumi Nakamura Sensei, a smaller but very friendly and helpful group with a nice space in a community centre. Highly recommended!

I also had the JCCC (Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre) recommended to me but as I was only in town for a couple of days over the holidays, they were closed at the time, so I didn't get a chance to visit them. http://www.jccc.on.ca

If you're so inclined, I also believe I did a couple of past blog/journal entries regarding my brief time training in Toronto.

Hope this helps!

Open Sky Aikikai - http://www.winnipegaikido.com
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Old 03-21-2006, 12:43 AM   #5
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Re: Good Dojo in Toronto

Quote:
Michael Kimeda wrote:
A great dojo is Aikido Yoshinkai Canada at the corner of Yonge St and Gerrard. Head instructor is Kimeda Sensei, 8th dan yoshinkan. Classes are held 6 days a week. I am only slightly biased 'cause he is my dad.
www.aikido.ca Michael
Hi Spike,

Ossu! I visited your daddy's dojo in Oct 2005, hoping to catch you there all sweaty and hard at work training in Aikido. Instead you were somewhere else doing something very un-thugish pursuit... taking a Master's course. So how are things going?

Anyway, your papa gave me a nice t-shirt. Many thanks to him.

Boon.

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Old 03-21-2006, 04:08 AM   #6
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Re: Good Dojo in Toronto

If you fancy a bit of cross-training, it just so happens that one of the best Systema instructors to be found anywhere is based in Toronto.
http://www.russianmartialart.com/

Sean
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Old 03-21-2006, 10:16 PM   #7
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Re: Good Dojo in Toronto

Toronto Aikikai and Kimeda sensei dojo are really excellent.

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