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That's not an ad, just to share:)) [24 Mar 2009|10:09pm]


Aikido Yoshinkai NSW, Sydney, Australia

And just a friendly reminder:)

We are pleased to announce that Aikido Yoshinkai NSW (AYNSW) will be hosting Takeno Sensei with 2 assistants for a 3-day seminar and demonstration in Sydney, Australia on April 11th, 12th and 13th 2009.
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I know Australia is really far from everything:)
But that's the rare opportunity to see and learn from the teacher of that level and we're really happy to host this seminar:)
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Uchi Deshi? [25 Sep 2005|12:29am]

Would anyone have an idea of how many uchi deshis O'Sensei (Ueshiba) had prior to his passing?

sorry for the x-posting
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new here [16 Sep 2005|11:55pm]

[ mood | satisfied ]

hello, all, new here...thought I'd like to pop in and say hello. I just started training in the local dojo, I worked a little with a friend earlier this year, enough to really turn me onto it. He got me past the initial rolls, and introduced me to a little shiho nage and ikkyo...but he has so much going on he really doesn't have time to train anyone. As much as I miss training with him, I find I really love the dojo, and my boys are training there as well, or at least the two bigger ones, so it kind of makes it a family thing. I'm sore, mat burned and deliriously happy...

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[28 Jul 2005|10:18pm]

[ mood | good ]

Hello my name is john and I have been practicing for about two years now and have achieved the blue belt rank at my dojo on the campus of Morehead State. I just wanted to introduce myself and hope you welcome me to you group.

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MartialClub.com welcomes you [08 Jun 2005|04:54am]
Dear friends. We are happy to announce a new website,
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a letter to the moderator [23 Feb 2005|11:34am]

Your email address in the userinfo no longer works.

I was wondering if you could please disable anonymous posting, as it is being abused in thread http://www.livejournal.com/community/aikidojo/8475.html.

Your rule to have

No personal insults. "Your dojo looks crappy/your sensei must be stupid/that's not how to do that" is not productive statement.

is repeatedly being broken by an anonymous poster.


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[09 Dec 2004|04:26pm]

Hey... you Aikidoka might find this amusing. Because I had training yesterday and Aiki = t3h rawking-est. I've been out of training for ages and ages and it just feels so good to get back into the dojo again. Even if I have matching yonkyo-bruises on both my wrists now =P

Brought to you courtesy of Aikiweb and The Aikido FAQ =)

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Oh, and I'm from Aikido Shinju-Kai of Aikikai Singapore. 5th Kyu. Heh.. still got lots to learn yet =)

===agatsu masakatsu katsuhayabi===

Tee. =)
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[27 Nov 2004|10:04pm]

Hey, I'm Crys. I'm looking to better myself and become stronger and more confident. I need someone to help, someone who has been studing the arts for a while who could assist me in my desire to learn. Any help would be greatly appreciated. If your a teacher in the Kentucky area and you want to help a girl out, respond. I'm a big girl, very big, and I need to do something now. Please Respond, or tell me to fuck off either way, replies are nice
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hi [07 Sep 2004|05:53am]

Hi everyone. I am Kohai(soon to be senpai) David Cougle, a shodan in the Shindoryu Aikijutsu Association. Our dojo is in Hammond, Louisiana(1hr from new orleans) at southeastern university. Our teacher is Rokudan Eric Templet Shihan. This is the closest community I could find to what we do, so I thought I'd just say hi.

Our website(soon to have some new pictures) is at
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aikido clips [13 Aug 2004|11:26am]


has quite afew videoclips and links to many sites on aikido nad other martial arts.
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Curious [01 Jul 2004|12:11pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Hey are any of you from Washington? More specifically near the Silverdale/Bremerton area? I just moved their on orders and I have been looking around for a dojo to continue my studies...I am thinking that I will probably join Kitsap Aikido. I checked it out and I was extremely impressed. As soon as I get settled I am going to take them up on their offer to try out a class or two.

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[16 Jun 2004|11:37am]

I think I might take up martial arts/self defense classes for the summer. I took Aikido for two years--liked it a lot but got tired of such a big commitment of time/money/no air conditioning. Also now I live about 10 miles from that place. My local Y offers Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do--which do you think is most similar to Aikido/which one would I like the most?

crossposted to aikido and my own journal
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Our Great Loss [29 Mar 2004|03:58pm]

[ mood | sad ]

I regret to inform the community that one of the pioneers of Aikido, Kanai Sensei, died last night/this morning, in Toronto, where he was visiting a seminar. He was 65 years old.

Let us keep him in our thoughts and prayers.

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New York Aikikai 40th Anniversary [03 Mar 2004|05:30pm]

Is anyone else going to this? Looks like it will be a blast - good to see all the original Shihans, especially as they're getting older, and might not be able to make it out to many more of these. Also - will be awesome to see Doshu!

I'm from the dojo Aikido De La Montagne. Maybe I'll see you there? :)
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To Train or Not to Train? [20 Feb 2004|09:39am]

[ mood | frustrated ]

A Question for you all:

I hurt my wrist in early January, from a combo of a sudden kotegaishi, and later that same day, a vicious nikyo. As a result, my wrist semi painfully "cracks" when i rotate it - a loud crack every time - and is especially painful when I do any weapon's training that require wrist rotation, i.e. spinning the jo, or even just sudden changes in grip with a boken. Sankyo produces similar results.

Now, I can tape it up hard with hockey tape, and it's "ok" to practice with...doesn't hurt too much when I do that.

So, my question is - keep practicing, or take as much as a month off, hoping for it to heal? I've been practicing for almost three years, and usually i've been able to "practice off" an injury, but this one is proving stubborn. Advice?

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bummer [02 Feb 2004|10:19pm]

[ mood | sad ]

Hikitsuchi Sensei was past away last night.
In japanese time 5 pm 2nd of Feb.
He had peaceful face on his last...
Now He is god as O sensei loving us with him always and forever.

Not unexpexted, but still poopy.

..end of line
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Japanese items for sale... [30 Dec 2003|09:51pm]

I don't know if you accept Ebay auction ads here, but I wanted to post this one since a BEAUTIFUL Japanese sword is available as well as 2 videos perfect for Martial arts enthusiasts: Daito Ryu Aiki budo by Ohgami Sensei and Daito Ryu Aiki Jujitsu by Kodo Horikawa and Nishikido Shihan. If this post is unwanted, just tell me and I will delete it.

Check here:

Icemachine1/Slave1 auctions
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"Other" aikido community [13 Nov 2003|01:52pm]

[ mood | optimistic ]

I don't know if *everyone* is aware of the existence of it, or if
there's just some schism between the two communities that I'm unaware
of and I'm about to get flamed to within an inch of my life...

...but there's a much more active community of aikido students at



P.S.: I've joined here; I don't intend to *unjoin*, but if anybody
on this list was missing the more lively-ish discussion...
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Long Time... [05 Nov 2003|12:29pm]

[ mood | reflectingonwhatIhavelearned ]

It looks like it has been a while since anyone has posted to this community, so I will be honored if I may once again speak up and break the lingering silence.

Regretfully I am unable to continue my Aikido training at this time. I am preparing to enter the military and I work all the time just to make ends meet. The times that the dojo offered classes here were on the same nights that I had to work. It hurts not being able to continue my training. I have such a love for this, our art.

Though I am unable to continue my training officially, I still continue to train on my own; taking with me the gifts that have been bestowed upon me. Not only physical, but the spiritual and mental as well.

This art has taught me much and continues to everytime I set myself to practice. Aikido for me has been a blessing. Not an art for violence, but an art for peace and harmony within. A new tool which allows me to battle the demons within.

With every graceful movement I take down the Self one notch lower, but this battle takes time; perhaps even a lifetime.

Aikido, a blessed art.

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