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nikko1269
14th October 2001, 02:26
I left a message recently on another forum (sword arts), regarding my interest in traditional Kenjutsu. All of my prior experience in the martial arts has been in close-combat "hard" Chinese styles. However, for some reason, my heart has always been with the Japanese arts. So now I have a strong desire to study in addition to Kenjutsu, an unarmed Japanese art such as traditional Aikijujutsu. Once again, I am having difficulty finding a dojo that offers either of these arts where I live. Any imput would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Jason E. Bobzin

Don Cunningham
14th October 2001, 04:32
Send me an e-mail at budokai@concentric.net and let me know which suburb you live in. I can hook you up with a dojo close by.

J.Goldschmidt
17th January 2003, 06:59
hello, i currently take, Bujinkan Ninjitsu, and would very much like to expand my training, and i was wondering if anyone knew of any Aikijujitsu Dojos in the Chicago Land Area? thanks for your time
feel free to respond or write me some mail
BZMMR@AOL.COM










Joshua Goldschmidt

Don Cunningham
17th January 2003, 22:04
There are a few good dojos in the suburbs. I would recommend avoiding the two associated with Fredrick Lovret, though. One is located out by Midway Airport and the other is somewhere in Joliet. You might try MATS in either Aurora or Naperville. I know they offer both aikido and Danzan-ryu jujutsu.

BC
17th January 2003, 23:10
Maureen Browne and John Gussman run MATS. But I believe all they offer is aikido, judo and jujutsu. Good folks though. Here's their website:

http://www.martialartstraining.com/

J.Goldschmidt
17th January 2003, 23:26
Thanks for all the help sofar, anymore information on other dojos would be very much appreciated!







Joshua Goldschmidt

Nathan Scott
18th January 2003, 02:32
Mr. Goldschmidt,

I've merged the thread you posted in the AJJ forum with this one, and deleted the three posts in the middle in which you ask the same question repeatedly. Saves us loading and browsing time.

You may have to be patient for responses to this though. If you don't have any patience, then you are looking for the wrong art!

Amos Smith
19th April 2003, 01:23
You will find what you are seeking here:

Chicago Budokai (http://www.chicagobudokai.com)

Regards,

Amos Smith

Don Cunningham
19th April 2003, 03:46
The Tenshin-ryű was formulated in the late 1800s as a distillation of several prominent schools of kenjutsu and related combat arts.
If you mean, created in the late 1970s by a California karate wannabe with no previous sword training...

If the Yamate-ryű has a Daito-ryu aiki-jutsu connection, why has no one been able to confirm it? Just posting it on your web site doesn't make it historically accurate.

Nathan Scott
19th April 2003, 05:45
Just to clarify, Mr. Smith is part of the Yamate ryu/Tenshin ryu group that is run by Mr. Lovret. We have had extensive discussion on two different threads in the AJJ forum, so I'd encourage interested parties to read those threads first before making any choices.

http://www.e-budo.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16127
http://www.e-budo.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16376

But I'd like to keep the dojo finder threads clean of political debates!

Regards,

Amos Smith
6th July 2003, 21:45
Originally posted by Don Cunningham

If you mean, created in the late 1970s by a California karate wannabe with no previous sword training...

If the Yamate-ryű has a Daito-ryu aiki-jutsu connection, why has no one been able to confirm it? Just posting it on your web site doesn't make it historically accurate.


FYI, Mr. Cunningham is a Judoka with no Aiki experience to speak of. He was once allowed himself to be poked in the throat by Lovret Sensei during a kata at a Kenjustu seminar and has been banging this drum ever since. Perhaps a grain of salt should be applied to his "advice".

Amos

Don Cunningham
8th July 2003, 13:59
Amos Smith is known for his defense of Lovret's fabricated martial arts despite all evidence to the contrary. He has no martial arts experience beyond his training within the dubious dojos associated with Lovret followers. Despite his total lack of knowledge or practical experience, he likes to present himself as some sort of martial arts expert. In person, he is a coward who posts unsubstantiated charges on this and other forums. I would advise others to be careful of anything he recommends.

J.Goldschmidt
14th November 2003, 14:58
Hello Everyone,

I've posted here befor asking about ajj dojos, but the information i recieved earlier I cant find, or remember, so if anyone has any information on Dojos in the chicago/nw suburbs area I would be very appreciative and interested.

Thank You

Posted Info, or an E-mail would be great

BZMMR@AOL.com

Eric Joyce
14th November 2003, 15:16
Hey Joshua,

Check out this link. This should help you in your search. Peace.

http://www.e-budo.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16539

J.Goldschmidt
14th November 2003, 18:14
Originally posted by Eric Joyce
Hey Joshua,

Check out this link. This should help you in your search. Peace.

http://www.e-budo.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=16539



Eric,

Thank you, but that is where i origionally asked many months ago..
So if anyone has any other information it would be greatly appreciated.

thanks, joshua goldschmidt

todayswarrior
27th June 2005, 05:06
Yes I would like to study aikijujutsu in chicago illinois. But I only found one school Yamate-ryu thats seems fishy. Your help is appreciated.

Finny
27th June 2005, 17:13
Just a tip - you're unlikely to get many replies unless you sign your posts with your real name.

It is a rule you agreed to when joining E-Budo.

todayswarrior
27th June 2005, 22:22
Im sorry about that just a bad habbit that needs to be broken my name is Shawn White