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#158764 - 06/21/05 06:05 PM Dojos in SoCal
Kalika Offline
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Greetings everyone. Please have the patience to deal with another newbie. I've been browsing this forum for a few months , thank you all who posted to spread what knoweldge you know. After reading around I've decided to commit myself to aikido. Now I'm having real trouble with finding a dojo, google wasn't that big of a help. Does anyone know of a dojo in Southern California, in the Los Angeles area? I found one near my area but I would like to "shop" around, to have more options. Thanks for your time.

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#158765 - 06/21/05 06:27 PM Re: Dojos in SoCal [Re: Kalika]
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Loc: Torrance, CA
Kensho Furuya is in Los Angles. Mits Yamashita teaches in Long Beach (Sanbukan) affliated with Gozo Shioda's group.

There is also in Torrance, Yoseikan Aikido North American Honbu (Pre-WWII style of Aikido with a mixture of karate).

There are several others if you search carefully enough and know what you are looking for.

-B

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#158766 - 06/22/05 01:51 AM Re: Dojos in SoCal [Re: butterfly]
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Is Santa Barbara close by? Lia Suzuki 5th dan (guest instructor at Aiki Expo '05!) has a dojo there, affiliated with Aikido KenkyuKai under Yoshinobu Takeda 7th dan (direct student of Seigo Yamaguchi).

I've trained with her once. She's good.... and a bit of a hottie too.

http://www.akisb.com

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#158767 - 06/22/05 12:01 PM Re: Dojos in SoCal [Re: eyrie]
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Eyrie,

Sorry, Santa Barbara is further up north from LA. But, if nothing else you gave some names and you never know if there are some branches somewhere.

-B

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#158768 - 06/24/05 09:03 AM Re: Dojos in SoCal [Re: butterfly]
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Matsuoka Sensei also teaches in L.A. and Orange County. Check out his website: www.ikazuchi.com He was Steven Seagal's number 1 student in Osaka, Japan and then when they moved to Calfornia, Matsuoka Sensei was the Chief Instructor at the old Ten Shin Institute in L.A.

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#158769 - 07/24/05 03:29 AM Re: Dojos in SoCal [Re: mazmonsters]
Lex Offline
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what part of LA u in?
if u call (714) 524-5436 the instructor may be able to help u find a place. he is pretty knowledgable about dojos in the area. u can e-mail me at darkmonkey342@yahoo.com and i can asksome people i know.

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