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    Default Hello from Houston, Texas

    Hi,

    I'm a new member and new Iaido student. I'm in my late 40's and do not have much martial arts training (besides some judo when I was a boy). I'm also interested in studying Aikido in the future, but for now I plan to concentrate on Iaido.

    I live in the Houston area.

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    Hi Alex,

    Welcome to the forum. Just out of curiosity, who do you train with in Iaido in the Houston area? FYI I'm in the greater Clear Lake area.
    Emily Egan
    www.clear-lake-iaido.com

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    Hi Emily,

    Thanks for the welcome! I'm training with Houston San Shin Kai near downtown. The style is MSR, although I have no idea what is the difference between the styles.

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    Hi Alex,
    Last I knew, it was Craig Hocker teaching at the San Shin Kai in Houston. Never met him, but we had conversations on-line and I've heard good things about him from others.
    Welcome to e-budo, and happy training!
    Paul Smith
    "Always keep the sharp side and the pointy end between you and your opponent"

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    Hi Paul,

    Yes, HSSK is still run by Hocker Sensei. I like him, he knows his stuff and I feel very welcome at class. Small group, so getting a lot of one-on-one instruction from him.

    Thanks for the welcome message!

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.
    If you believe in an ideal,you don't own it,it owns you.
    -Raymond Chandler.

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    Welcome!
    Craig Hocker is well thought of and well known in the budo circles. You are in good hands!
    Cady Goldfield

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