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Azeroth_Storm
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Post by Azeroth_Storm » Mon Oct 18, 2004 12:18 pm

Firstly......Greetings Jack. Merry met and welcome.
Secondly..... Im feeling up to some training.
My leg is mostly better.
Could you all please post the days and times of the training sessions
and the prices please.
I would like to compare the prices and also consider
what days and times would be best for me.
I have no transport and will need to arrange it.
Thanks in advance.
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Storm

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Post by Banzai Joe » Mon Oct 18, 2004 12:28 pm

Azeroth_Storm wrote:Firstly......Greetings Jack. Merry met and welcome.
Secondly..... Im feeling up to some training.
My leg is mostly better.
Could you all please post the days and times of the training sessions
and the prices please.
I would like to compare the prices and also consider
what days and times would be best for me.
I have no transport and will need to arrange it.
Thanks in advance.
Regards
Storm
Aahh....i remember you mentioned you had an injury and was from leicester.
Iaido as part of the BKA is at the YMCA in notts city centre on mondays at 7-8pm. You are asked to join almost straight away, and it would probably cost you £10 to join for the rest of the year. This is the BKA, British Kendo Association (http://www.kendo.org.uk), and incorporates, kendo, iaido and jodo.

If you were interested in a different school, i study classical iai, just outside notts city centre, on saturdays at 11am-1pm. There is also another class on mondays at 7pm at a different venue in notts. Price is £3.00 to train. After a couple of weeks you would be asked to join the association. i think its about £25 per year.

Storm, check out the BKA website, there may be an iaido club in leics. There is certainly kendo clubs there.

Good luck m8.

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Post by Azeroth_Storm » Mon Oct 18, 2004 12:44 pm

Thanks Joe.
Im in Leicestershire.
Its about the same distance to Leicester as it is to Notts from where I am.
I have lived in both cities, at some time, so know my way round quite well.
There seemed to be more posts about Notts clubs than Leicester clubs.
Thats mainly why Im looking towards Notts.
There does seem to be more choice in Notts generally.
My Tai Chi instructors Master has a club in Notts
and the Wu Shu in Notts looks outstanding.
Maybe Im just biased towards Notts.
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Storm

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Post by Banzai Joe » Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:42 pm

Storm, where in notts does your tai chi instructor teach. My friend trains at Bingham leisure centre.
I know they do tai chi at the YMCA don't they?

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Post by Azeroth_Storm » Mon Oct 18, 2004 3:55 pm

Its the Universe Tai Chi at the Uni.
I am also tempted to attend the Wudang workshops of the
Notts Wudang Tai Chi. Im part of their newsgroup
and it seems very well run.
Their web page is here
http://www.nwtcc.co.uk

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Post by jack_c » Mon Oct 18, 2004 5:08 pm

yeah, Rob's a great teacher. i've been wondering, do we call him sensei or sempai? sorry for my ignorance/stupidity, but i just want to make sure i know the correct terminology. i've got a friend who is a black belt 1st dan in wado-ryu, and more than proficient with butterfly knives, so i'm trying to assimilate as much knowledge from him as possible, but theres somethings that i just still don't know?!

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Post by Banzai Joe » Mon Oct 18, 2004 5:19 pm

Jack,
it really depends. Rob would possibly prefer to be called sempai (which means 'senior student'). But in actual fact he should be sensei, as he is the one teaching you.
In aikido we call each other sensei (on occassions) as we all learn with and from each other. Horses for courses. Ask some of the others, ask Pete or Jay, they will tell you.
Ask Pete if he is the one they call "The Gay Blade"? heh heh :twisted:

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