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  Topic: Shinkendo?
Ronin Izumi

Replies: 18
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PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:09 pm   Subject: Shinkendo?
Thanks Algren-san, At least I'm informed. As for my other comments, I believe that a Martial Artist should be civil to other styles, unless "said" style came from "Karate America" ...
  Topic: Ikedaya incident
Ronin Izumi

Replies: 17
Views: 12903

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:45 pm   Subject: Ikedaya incident
Wow...(Just finished watching "When the Last Sword is Drawn")wow... I'm really, really in awe... not quite depressed, just shocked...
  Topic: Shinkendo?
Ronin Izumi

Replies: 18
Views: 14445

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:30 pm   Subject: Shinkendo?
(Greetings everyone, sorry I've been gone so long... then again I doubt I left much an impression.)
I heard somewhere about this martial art Shinkendo. They claim to teach "True Japanese Swords ...
  Topic: Strange Accusations
Ronin Izumi

Replies: 68
Views: 45226

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:43 pm   Subject: Strange Accusations
I like their web site Laughing so damn many Star Wars quotes. Laughing
  Topic: Anyone Here Familiar with Kum Bup?
Ronin Izumi

Replies: 23
Views: 21535

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:25 pm   Subject: Anyone Here Familiar with Kum Bup?
Kum Bup is 剣法 (kenpo in Japanese)
It's just a pronoun of sword fighting martial arts like Kenjitsu.
(Try google 剣法
http://www.google.co.jp/search?sourceid=navclient&hl=ja&ie=UTF-8&a ...
  Topic: Anyone Here Familiar with Kum Bup?
Ronin Izumi

Replies: 23
Views: 21535

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:41 pm   Subject: Anyone Here Familiar with Kum Bup?
I should actually appologize for my remark. It was far too easily read as harsh. I meant it sarcastically. Still, I'm as confused about this Kumdo as all of you are.

Also, those pictures are at the ...
  Topic: Anyone Here Familiar with Kum Bup?
Ronin Izumi

Replies: 23
Views: 21535

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:06 pm   Subject: Anyone Here Familiar with Kum Bup?
All members,
Please pardon my lateness, I have been working at a summer camp and have not had access to the internet until now.
To answer some questions. The phrase deputy black partly comes from G ...
  Topic: Accurate Information
Ronin Izumi

Replies: 3
Views: 3783

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:08 pm   Subject: Accurate Information
Hey thanks Very Happy Actually, I've been particularly interested in Sakamoto Ryoma since I reaad a short article about his beliefs and his escape from an inn.
  Topic: Anyone Here Familiar with Kum Bup?
Ronin Izumi

Replies: 23
Views: 21535

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:03 pm   Subject: Anyone Here Familiar with Kum Bup?
Not, sure. Grand Master Ro translates most of what he wants to say to english. (I forgot to mention I am a student of this martial art and no, I have not yet tested for my Deputy Black.)
  Topic: Accurate Information
Ronin Izumi

Replies: 3
Views: 3783

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:00 pm   Subject: Accurate Information
I'm trying to find a source (Books, web sites?) of acurate information about the Bakumatsu in general, but I want to avoid the following:

"Why Kenshin is wrong" sites: My reason: Its a ca ...
  Topic: Best book(s) on the Shinsengumi
Ronin Izumi

Replies: 11
Views: 9388

PostForum: The Bakumatsu to Meiji   Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:42 pm   Subject: Best book(s) on the Shinsengumi
I don't really understand all the fascination with the Shinsengumi. To me, they seemed more like a group of pro-Shogunate thugs i.e. "ronin hunters." Oh well....

The person who fascinates ...
  Topic: Anyone Here Familiar with Kum Bup?
Ronin Izumi

Replies: 23
Views: 21535

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:33 pm   Subject: Anyone Here Familiar with Kum Bup?
Kum Bup is a Korean martial art derived from the fusion of Japnese and Korean sword technique. Although its practice can be compared to Kendo (bokken and shinai are used.), the classes are treated mor ...
  Topic: WORST Samurai Films Of All Time
Ronin Izumi

Replies: 56
Views: 41566

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 4:59 pm   Subject: WORST Samurai Films Of All Time
There was a rather odd film called Kunoichi that I watched a bit of. It was another weird Jubei Yagyu movie... Yeah, I'm gonna leave it at that.
(By the way, pleasure to meet all of you!)
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