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Here are some tips on finding a dojo in the Aikido Dojo
First off, you should understand that the search engine will look
for dojo that match all of the criteria that you set.
Therefore, if you put too many search criteria in, there's actually
less chance of finding dojo that fit all of your search criteria. For
example, if you put something in "Self Defense" in the Dojo Name
field, "Gracie" in the Intructor(s) field, "Tomiki" in the Style field,
"ASU" in the Affiliation field, "New Rochelle" in the City field, and
"New York" in the State field, you'd be looking for any dojo that
matches all of those criteria. (Note: There are no
dojo in the United States that fits that description.)
Start with a nice, simple search. For example, if
you live in Walnut Creek, California, and you're looking for an ASU
affiliated dojo near you, you might want to first try just entering
"ASU" under "affiliation" and "CA" under "State," without entering
"Walnut Creek" for city. That way, you're looking broader than you
need, and you'll get fewer "Sorry -- no matches were found"
If you're looking for a specific instructor, just try their last
name. This will help get rid of whether or not you should use "Bill,"
"William," "Pat," or "Patricia" as their first name and such.
In other words, the less stuff you search for in the first place,
the more matches you'll get. Also, watch out about searching for
phrases that are unnecessary. Therefore, instead of looking for
"Iwama Aikido" in the Style field, you'll want to just look for
Also, try taking a look at this section
of the weblinks portal. Here, you'll find a lot of affiliations that
are used in the list itself, many of which will come up.
Here's the Frequently Asked Questions list
about this search engine.
Hope that helps!