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  Topic: Mystical Ninjers R Aweseme
Lord Ruin

Replies: 16
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PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:21 am   Subject: Mystical Ninjers R Aweseme
"but also how to sense when they are about to be hit by facing away from their sensei as he attacks. This intuition is one of the many attributes candidates are judged on when seeking higher rank ...
  Topic: Smith Goldberg
Lord Ruin

Replies: 7
Views: 6664

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:54 pm   Subject: Smith Goldberg
Has anyone here ever seen or held a blade made by David Goldberg? I've recently been searching threw some shinken smiths, to spend my income tax check, and I've come across him. I haven't been able to ...
  Topic: Hollywoods 47 Ronin Remake
Lord Ruin

Replies: 55
Views: 50531

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:43 pm   Subject: Hollywoods 47 Ronin Remake
Beating a dead horse Beating a dead horse

LOL Laughing Sorry. I didn't notice. I haven't been here in about a year. Embarassed
  Topic: Nambanjin equipment.
Lord Ruin

Replies: 4
Views: 4300

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:40 pm   Subject: Nambanjin equipment.
Please define what you mean by Nanbanto. Foreigners had there own weapons, but, I haven't heard of any samurai using them. After all they wouldn't have been wanted. John

I mean weapons such as Rapi ...
  Topic: Hollywoods 47 Ronin Remake
Lord Ruin

Replies: 55
Views: 50531

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:21 pm   Subject: Hollywoods 47 Ronin Remake
Check out what I've run across. Shocked

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117997052.html?categoryid=13&cs=1


For some reason I see this movie having alot of "Woah"s, and "D ...
  Topic: Nambanjin equipment.
Lord Ruin

Replies: 4
Views: 4300

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 12:18 pm   Subject: Nambanjin equipment.
Now, I've noticed that Japan opened up to the west briefly alot of Namban things became popular among the Samurai, such as the Comb Morion helmet and breastplates, but what about Weapons? I don't mean ...
  Topic: Arobic excersises based off Kenjitsu.
Lord Ruin

Replies: 4
Views: 9661

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:38 am   Subject: Arobic excersises based off Kenjitsu.
I threw up in my mouth a little

Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Twisted Evil
  Topic: Arobic excersises based off Kenjitsu.
Lord Ruin

Replies: 4
Views: 9661

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 9:08 pm   Subject: Arobic excersises based off Kenjitsu.
http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-US&vid=aa4affb7-44f6-4406-b677-ba4e25d85fdc
I just ran across this recently. Thought some of you'd think its interesting.
  Topic: Interesting Flicker Photo.
Lord Ruin

Replies: 4
Views: 5885

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 7:46 am   Subject: Interesting Flicker Photo.
Does anyone know the legitamcy of this photo and story?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24443965@N08/2342369858/
  Topic: Ninjerz
Lord Ruin

Replies: 5
Views: 9535

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:08 pm   Subject: Ninjerz
http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/index.php?cl=9391772 Laughing
  Topic: Kendo, Kenjitsu, Iaido, & Weight lifting.
Lord Ruin

Replies: 39
Views: 47602

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:12 am   Subject: Kendo, Kenjitsu, Iaido, & Weight lifting.
Wow, I didn't know this topic was still getting replys. Well. Currently I've stoped my lifting regiment. I remember some of you said that strong legs and torso would be good for what I want to do. So ...
  Topic: L6 Bainite Katanas whats up with that?
Lord Ruin

Replies: 26
Views: 27194

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:23 am   Subject: L6 Bainite Katanas whats up with that?
He alsmo made, under customer's request, a reverse-
blade katana, the one that you find in Anime (can't
check for the name from work). This might seem silly
but it isn't. To manage and adjust a rev ...
  Topic: L6 Bainite Katanas whats up with that?
Lord Ruin

Replies: 26
Views: 27194

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:25 am   Subject: L6 Bainite Katanas whats up with that?
I'll I want to say as I fiddle around with my katana letter opener, wondering what SUS grade this is made of Just Kidding , is that in all seriousness, this has been a very interesting conversation and I have ...
  Topic: Amatsu Mikaboshi and Ama no Kagaseo
Lord Ruin

Replies: 0
Views: 3746

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 8:54 pm   Subject: Amatsu Mikaboshi and Ama no Kagaseo
What can you all tell me about Amatsu Mikaboshi and the origins, history and the end of the Kagaseo?
  Topic: L6 Bainite Katanas whats up with that?
Lord Ruin

Replies: 26
Views: 27194

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:10 pm   Subject: L6 Bainite Katanas whats up with that?
Japan has never been known for having great steel. In fact, historically a smith would much prefer to work with 'namban steel' than with tamahagane,
Howard Clark L6 "Superkatana" with bain ...
  Topic: L6 Bainite Katanas whats up with that?
Lord Ruin

Replies: 26
Views: 27194

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:00 pm   Subject: L6 Bainite Katanas whats up with that?
Yeah. I know they're tough and they can flex to about 90 degrees... but... Wouldn't such a "whippy" sword provide more problems then benefits?
  Topic: Blackening Fittings.
Lord Ruin

Replies: 3
Views: 4029

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 9:59 pm   Subject: Blackening Fittings.
I believe its iron or steel.
  Topic: Blackening Fittings.
Lord Ruin

Replies: 3
Views: 4029

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:26 pm   Subject: Blackening Fittings.
I have a few fittings that are losing their black. So I was going to reblacken them. However I have run into 2 slightly small problems. 1 I don't know how to blacken fittings and 2 I don't know how to ...
  Topic: L6 Bainite Katanas whats up with that?
Lord Ruin

Replies: 26
Views: 27194

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:21 pm   Subject: L6 Bainite Katanas whats up with that?
Whats up with L6 Bainite Katanas. Whats all the hype about? Are they really that good? Here I thought traditionally forged tamahagane shinkens were good. Was I wrong? It seems many people all around t ...
  Topic: Kendo, Kenjitsu, Iaido, & Weight lifting.
Lord Ruin

Replies: 39
Views: 47602

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:08 pm   Subject: Kendo, Kenjitsu, Iaido, & Weight lifting.
Thank you all for your replies. I really apriciate it. Now, i seen someone say that it depends what mucles I'm building. I'm building my triceps and biceps. By lifting a bar with 40lbs on it. Curling ...
  Topic: Kendo, Kenjitsu, Iaido, & Weight lifting.
Lord Ruin

Replies: 39
Views: 47602

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:46 pm   Subject: Kendo, Kenjitsu, Iaido, & Weight lifting.
If you've only been lifting weights for a couple of months it's unlikely you will have any hindrance from your weight training.

Weight training can be beneficial but it can be done a whole lot of ...
  Topic: Kendo, Kenjitsu, Iaido, & Weight lifting.
Lord Ruin

Replies: 39
Views: 47602

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 1:29 pm   Subject: Kendo, Kenjitsu, Iaido, & Weight lifting.
I've been lifting weights for a couple of months now and I was wondering ( since I'm planing on going into Iaido, Kendo, and hopefully some Kenjitsu )if my Weight lifting with hinder or be beneficial ...
  Topic: Shogi
Lord Ruin

Replies: 0
Views: 2986

PostForum: Japanese Entertainment   Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 7:12 am   Subject: Shogi
I'm interested in learning how to play and buying Shogi. Does anyone have any information on learning it and where would be a good place to buy it.
  Topic: Onyomi
Lord Ruin

Replies: 6
Views: 8032

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Sat May 10, 2008 3:26 am   Subject: Onyomi
"Essential Kanji" by P.G. O'Neill (Tuttle Publishing) is an excellent resource for kanji students, and it's fairly commonly available. On and kun readings are clearly delineated in the book ...
  Topic: Onyomi
Lord Ruin

Replies: 6
Views: 8032

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 4:09 am   Subject: Onyomi
Does anyone know of a website/ books/ etc. with listings of Onyomi and their meanings. I've been looking online and I can only find websites that have Kunyomi and Onyomi mixed togather (and I have a h ...
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