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Akron...anyone???

Postby Shelly King » Tue Jan 18, 2000 11:37 pm

My job may be requiring me to spend a couple of weeks in Akron, Ohio over the next couple of months...anyone know of a Uechi dojo there?

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Postby Steve » Wed Jan 19, 2000 5:38 am

Hi Shelly - as the only admitted native Ohioan on these forums, I can tell you that there aren't any Uechi-ryu dojos in Northeast Ohio. The closest Uechi practitioner from Akron is Greg Postal in Dayton (too far to drive).

I have been involved in martial arts since the early 1980's and had not heard of Uechi-ryu until I moved from Cleveland to south eastern Massachusetts. Shows more of my ignorance than of Uechi-ryu's lack of "brand recognition."

There are plenty of other dojo in the Akron/Canton/Kent area - perhaps a little "cross-training" will suffice.

Have fun on your assignment! Best regards, Steve

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Postby Shelly King » Wed Jan 19, 2000 6:48 am

Hi Steve

Thanks for the info...not sure I'm at a point in my training where it's safe to cross-train. Have enough trouble remembering to do the things I need to do for Uechi, don't think I could handle new ideas right now. Probably will depend on how long it looks like I'll be visiting Ohio and how often. Not sure at this point. Our company headquarters are in New Jersey and we have sister plants all over the Virginia and MA areas. Prior to my training, I had numerous reasons to go to the east coast, now that I train, haven't had a single opportunity to make it out there. Instead I get the glamour trips to Nebraska and Ohio. Just waiting for them to send me to Siberia next. Image

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Postby student » Wed Jan 19, 2000 10:33 am

Shelly-chan:

To develop Steve's suggestion a little farther (No, Steve; you're not the only transplanted Buckeye here!) Why not try something totally different while in Akron: Tai Chi, Hsing Yi, Aikido, BJJ? Akron is cosmopolitan enought to have a good selelction, and if not Akron you are within easy drive to Cleveland.

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Postby Jackie Olsen » Wed Jan 19, 2000 1:47 pm

Ditto ... there are more of us transplanted Buckeyes around here than you realize, Steve!

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Postby Shelly King » Wed Jan 19, 2000 7:39 pm

I'll keep the cross-training in mind. I think it will really depend on how long I'm going to be in Akron.

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Postby student » Wed Jan 19, 2000 8:37 pm

And some of us don't have nearly the income of an M.D. and have a discomfort level in driving as well, due to joint pains.

And to disengage before the riposte, this attorney's income is nowhere near L.A. Law standards!


Sigh. More clients....

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Postby Greg » Thu Jan 20, 2000 3:46 am

Shelly,

Speaking of blinding snow... while at the moment I wouldn't advise anyone driving around here ('blizzard-like' would sum it up), Mapblast tells me Akron is about 3 hours away. As for Steve, we here in OH finally got rid of him... Image (actually I think that OH and MA worked out some kind of a trade, with he and I passing one another along the way - I won't even speculate as to the disparity, nor which state owes money to whom).

Anyway, I won't call you a wuss if you are unwilling to drive 3 hours. Also, I can respect your self-imposed limitations on cross training at this point in your Uechi career (I waited until Nidan before I felt reasonably sure I wouldn't forget my Uechi if I tried to hold other stuff in my brain!). I can't, however, promise you that if you come train here that I will be able to restrain myself from potentially exposing you to some "new ideas," at least about Uechi! Anyway, feel free to contact me: <A HREF="mailto:gpostal@earthlink.net">gpostal@earthlink.net</A> Oh crap, now J.D. has my e-mail address... Image

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P.S. J.D. I have found throwing myself repeatedly down a flight of stairs provides a reasonable substitute for training with some of the seniors...
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Postby Lori » Thu Jan 20, 2000 4:40 am

From yet one more transplanted buckeye (my we are coming out of the wood work aren't we???) I have to second/resemble the remark about the throwing oneself down stairs as comparable to the pain level after training with Sensei Canna...

My very first sensei is now located in Indianapolis if you ever get promoted to the Indiana type trips Shelly-san. Let me know if that is ever in the cards and I'll hook you guys up.

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Postby Shelly King » Thu Jan 20, 2000 8:00 pm

Oh my dear sweet JD...nice picture by the way...hair seems darker than in your other picture.

So far I am planning a trip to Texas in June and then off to Canada in July all for the sole purpose of letting seniors abuse my poor broken body. The concern for a 3 hour drive will depend on my work load while in Akron. We don't all have those cushy jobs where we can hang out in the doctor's lounge and chase nurses around the desk.

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Will definately keep your offer in mind...company has began encouraging Saturday stayovers because of airline prices...might be able to workout a Friday night or Saturday thing. I'll contact you.

Lori
Indiana is always a possibility, though I'm going to start doing like my boss and pick machine builders based on location. He always seems to find someone in California to do whatever jobs we need done.

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Postby Steve » Tue Jan 25, 2000 1:10 pm

WOW! Surprised at the number of ex-buckeyes on the forum. Guess that it's a great place to be from!

Shelly - still haven't found a "perfect" solution for you. Did find a Goju-ryu dojo in Solon (between Akron and Cleveland) - which may be of interest because of its similar Okinawan roots.

Greg - no question about it, Ohio got the better deal. Now they have an officer, a gentleman, and a certified Uechi-ryu instructor!



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Postby student » Tue Jan 25, 2000 7:45 pm

Ohio got the better deal?

Speak for yourself and me, Steve, but don't throw Jackie-chan and Lori-chan into that mix!

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Postby maurice richard libby » Wed Jan 26, 2000 12:36 am

Jackie Chan is from Ohio? Boy, am I surprised!

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Postby Shelly King » Wed Jan 26, 2000 1:03 am

Why wouldn't I be surprised to hear that all of you (except Greg) moved from Ohio for the sole purpose of studying Uechi! Come on, I've got the tall boots on today. Let's hear it.

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Postby Greg » Wed Jan 26, 2000 2:41 am

Boy do I have egg on my face... I moved to Ohio to study Uechi Image

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