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  Topic: Torrent seeding request thread - we need your help!
Baian

Replies: 85
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PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Fri May 15, 2009 3:59 am   Subject: Sanada Taiheiki
If any of you downloaded the Sanada Taiheiki taiga from D-addicts, can you please seed episodes 17-23?
I would really appreciate that.
  Topic: Samurai Walk?
Baian

Replies: 30
Views: 26492

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Wed May 13, 2009 1:32 pm   Subject: Samurai Walk?
I have to disagree with you Baian. In our school we learn to start our draw with opposite leg and arm forward. This allows you to step forward or back or switch legs while drawing to make the draw h ...
  Topic: Samurai Walk?
Baian

Replies: 30
Views: 26492

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Sat May 09, 2009 2:07 am   Subject: Samurai Walk?

There were many McDojo...
Oh, you just made my morning with that. I really cracked up. It was almost a Starbucks latte through the nose incident. Laughing

Thanks for the response. I understand wh ...
  Topic: Samurai Walk?
Baian

Replies: 30
Views: 26492

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 3:33 pm   Subject: Samurai Walk?
Baian, seriously, no offense intended, but I am really skeptical about how a lot of this bujutsu stuff gets reinterpreted in the here and now by various "sensei" claiming to know the true ma ...
  Topic: Samurai Walk?
Baian

Replies: 30
Views: 26492

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 4:12 am   Subject: Samurai Walk?
Could all this *silly* modern talk about strange samurai walks stem from the theatrical and sometimes absurd way that samurai would march when coming through towns or villages as a part of Edo period ...
  Topic: Samurai Walk?
Baian

Replies: 30
Views: 26492

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:15 am   Subject: Samurai Walk?
Hi Baian, As an approach to an impending situation, real or anticipated, I can see swinging one's arms could make nuki delayed as the arm has to re-orient itself to an accustomed draw technique. That ...
  Topic: Samurai Walk?
Baian

Replies: 30
Views: 26492

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:07 am   Subject: Samurai Walk?
I don't know. I just seems counter-intuitive. It is natural to swing one's arms. I can see when walking in crowds to limit it so as not to give offense or when running accoutred to hold floppy bits fr ...
  Topic: Samurai Walk?
Baian

Replies: 30
Views: 26492

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:48 am   Subject: Re: Samurai Walk?
Hi everyone, it's been a while.

Didn't know where to post this since it doesn't necessarily deal with an Era in particular. Anyway, recently I came across the term "Namba Aruki" which is ...
  Topic: Best samurai/jidai geki viewed in '07
Baian

Replies: 73
Views: 37407

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:17 pm   Subject: Best samurai/jidai geki viewed in '07
I'll go for a top 3 (no precise order).

Bushi no Ichibun
Amazing film, fitting work of art for the last in the trilogy. Close to being as good as Tasogare Seibei, but better than Hidden Blade.
T ...
  Topic: Illustration
Baian

Replies: 8
Views: 7202

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:27 pm   Subject: Illustration
I saw your website. Awesome art, you're very talented.
I especially like your ninja facts. Gave me a good laugh.
  Topic: Purpose of Samurai Crests
Baian

Replies: 33
Views: 17219

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:47 pm   Subject: Purpose of Samurai Crests
Its rather insane,

That insane ? THIS is insane : Laughing

Damn! Who's helmet is that?
  Topic: Hachijou-jima
Baian

Replies: 13
Views: 7631

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:39 pm   Subject: Hachijou-jima
Must have to do with diet and the way Europeans treated wounds and illnesses compared to the Japanese.

I don't recall Japanese bleeding "bad blood" out of people with illnesses. Or split ...
  Topic: Nobunaga's Ambition 11 to be released in English
Baian

Replies: 14
Views: 9416

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:53 pm   Subject: Nobunaga's Ambition 11 to be released in English
Really happy to hear it's coming to America, even if it's an older game.
Fans have been asking for this for a long time now.
With a bit of hope, we'll get Kakushin in 2010, when PS4 comes out. :lo ...
  Topic: Maeda Keiji?
Baian

Replies: 25
Views: 21181

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:50 pm   Subject: Maeda Keiji?
I don't understand why the SW games try to make him out as such a powerful warrior when most of what we know of this historical figure could be nothing more than hearsay.

You're talking about Omega ...
  Topic: Torrent seeding request thread - we need your help!
Baian

Replies: 85
Views: 78529

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:28 am   Subject: Torrent seeding request thread - we need your help!
Does anyone have the film Ping Pong by Fumihiko Sori?

My flatmates are suggesting it heavily...

Go there http://asiandvdclub.org/

Register and you can get the ISO file, ready to burn.
  Topic: Taiho-Jutsu
Baian

Replies: 13
Views: 18186

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:22 am   Subject: Taiho-Jutsu


Mr.Mol's teachers, I suggest you start doing some research.



Thanks for the info.
I already know Tanaka Fumon and well....using that man's work as a source is what I would call unreliable. ...
  Topic: Torrent seeding request thread - we need your help!
Baian

Replies: 85
Views: 78529

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:35 pm   Subject: Torrent seeding request thread - we need your help!
Anyone of you guys still have the Yoshitsune Taiga?

I need episode 5 to 7 for now.

Any help is appreciated.
  Topic: Antique map of Edo
Baian

Replies: 1
Views: 3118

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:10 pm   Subject: Antique map of Edo
Someone posted an old map of Edo at Japundit.

http://japundit.com/archives/2007/10/31/7289/
View the article for bigger image.

http://japundit.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/antique_map_montanu ...
  Topic: Death Poems
Baian

Replies: 25
Views: 14457

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:38 pm   Subject: Re: Death Poems
I'm actually interested in, among others, the Japanese for Tokugawa Ieyasu's death poem.

I'm pretty sure it is:

蛙の歌が
聞こえてくるよ
ぐあ ぐあ ぐあ ぐあ
げろげ ...
  Topic: Do you think Emperor Meiji was replaced?
Baian

Replies: 11
Views: 10527

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 5:34 am   Subject: Do you think Emperor Meiji was replaced?
Although it's just a theory, I believe it makes sense. Choshu got most of the official positions in the new government (I think...far from being an expert on bakumatsu/meiji). Wouldn't be the first ti ...
  Topic: Speed-Walking champion attacked by Samurai
Baian

Replies: 9
Views: 6533

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:25 pm   Subject: Speed-Walking champion attacked by Samurai
Ah! You beat me to it! I was going to post the same thing.
It's worth watching. Really hilarious!
  Topic: Taiho-Jutsu
Baian

Replies: 13
Views: 18186

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:36 am   Subject: Taiho-Jutsu
Sasumata is still used.
http://www.tssp.jp/goods/safe.php?id=92&cate=19

That's the sissy version! Where are the spikes?! Smile
But seriously, the spikes were there to prevent people being arres ...
  Topic: Taiho-Jutsu
Baian

Replies: 13
Views: 18186

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:29 am   Subject: Taiho-Jutsu
Kogusoku,

I was wondering if you ever read Serge Mol's Classical Weaponry of Japan:
Special Weapons and Tactics of the Martial Arts (suggested above)or his other book?

Any thoughts about the a ...
  Topic: Use of slings during Sengoku Jidai period?
Baian

Replies: 35
Views: 23922

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:07 pm   Subject: Use of slings during Sengoku Jidai period?
then bad romanji from the author's part.

Oh, the irony.


Very Happy Thx for pointing that. Fixed the spelling. That will teach me not check my own spelling.
  Topic: Use of slings during Sengoku Jidai period?
Baian

Replies: 35
Views: 23922

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:35 pm   Subject: Use of slings during Sengoku Jidai period?
Evalerio, you wouldn't have the kanji for that particular weapon? I find "todantzue" a suspicious word.
Or is there a spelling mistake? The "Tz" part is bugging me. It is rather ...
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