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Derek Steel
16th May 2006, 16:13
Announcing: Daito-ryu in Philadelphia

Hello fellow budoka. Derek Steel here. I am a practitioner of Daito-ryu aikijujutsu, training since 1992 under Katsuyuki Kondo in Tokyo. I'm sure I've met a lot of you at Kondo sensei's various U.S. seminars over the years. I've recently relocated to Philadelphia, PA and would like to start a Daito-ryu study group in the area, and eventually a branch dojo. If anybody's in the area and has an interest, please email me at <dsteel@daito-ryu.org> for more information.

Thank you,
Derek Steel

P.S. I'm hoping to do a similar thing with my Shinto Muso-ryu jo practice, and I've posted a similar message on the jo forum, in case anyone's interested in that.

Nathan Scott
16th May 2006, 18:14
Hi Derek,

Finally came back, huh? Good luck to you in Philly.

Regards,

jonesin
16th May 2006, 18:46
Mr. Steel, I am located in Southern New Jersey, and would like to know where you will be conducting the study group. I do know there is another group in northern NJ, but it is quite a ride for me.

Also, welcome back.

rickfine
17th May 2006, 02:06
Derek,

That's great news! See you at Kondo Sensei's seminar in October.

Best wishes,

Derek Steel
17th May 2006, 02:57
Hey Nathan, Rick and all,

Yep, I'm finally back, ready to rock and roll! I trust you all have been holding down the fort while I've been gone? I'm really looking forward to getting a few lads (or lasses, of course) together here in Philly to swap a few chops with. Or let me put that more formally: "...to continue practicing the fine art of Daito-ryu." If you know anyone in this area interested in such arcane things, please let them know that I'm getting this off the ground and would be happy to hear from them. Ditto for the Shinto Muso-ryu jo.

Over 'n' out!

Richard Elias
17th May 2006, 23:22
Goodly Master Steel, Derek Steel,

Welcome back.

Derek Steel
18th May 2006, 05:38
Well, I didn't even have to look at the signature to know who that was! How's it going Goodly Master Rich (But Not Wealthy)?

Jose Garrido
22nd May 2006, 12:23
Derek,

Welcome back to DTR. It is great that you are setting up a study group in Philly. If there is anything that I can do to help please ask.

I'll see you in October at the NYC Metro seminar. Then we can talk more over a few cold ones.

Jose'

Ron Tisdale
22nd May 2006, 14:26
Ron here, hoping a few training partners sign up soon...would love to rock and roll with you guys.

Best,
R

Derek Steel
26th June 2008, 15:18
Hello All,

Just a quick note to say that I am now conducting morning Daito-ryu aikijujutsu classes in Center City Philadelphia. 7:30AM-8:45, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the Aikikai of Philadelphia (2100 Chestnut St., 2nd Floor). Any and all are welcome to drop in for a look, to train a little, or just to say hello.

The other mornings we train in Shinto Muso-ryu jo, usually outdoors in a different location near the Schuylkill River.

Details about the dojo and classes are at: www.budophiladelphia.org

Best,
Derek Steel
dsteel@shutokukan.org

Derek Steel
26th June 2008, 15:23
Hello All,

Just a quick note to say that I am now conducting morning Daito-ryu aikijujutsu classes in Center City Philadelphia. 7:30AM-8:45, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at the Aikikai of Philadelphia (2100 Chestnut St., 2nd Floor). Any and all are welcome to drop in for a look, to train a little, or just to say hello.

The other mornings we train in Shinto Muso-ryu jo, usually outdoors in a different location near the Schuylkill River.

Details about the dojo and classes are at: www.budophiladelphia.org

Best,
Derek Steel
dsteel@shutokukan.org