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  Topic: Martial Arts
kendoka girl

Replies: 113
Views: 114768

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:31 pm   Subject: Martial Arts
Karate - nikyu - no longer practicing
Aikido - nikyu Aikikai - no longer practicing
Kendo - nidan
Eishin Ryu Iaido - shodan
Krav Maga - lessons given at work every week
  Topic: heaven and earth and man, do you like it so far
kendoka girl

Replies: 1
Views: 2184

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:51 pm   Subject: heaven and earth and man, do you like it so far
I'm warming up to it. I was hoping for more action, but I'm sure that's coming and the character development is decent so far. Having seen several Taiga Dramas and a few other movies, it's interesti ...
  Topic: Women's shame
kendoka girl

Replies: 7
Views: 5284

PostForum: The Edo Period   Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:51 pm   Subject: Re: Women's shame
Hey I was wondering something when I saw a movie on the 47 Ronin. In one part a woman who is surrounded by other women cuts her hair and it's a totally emotional thing. What was the symbolism of their ...
  Topic: Does Rosetta Stone really work?
kendoka girl

Replies: 28
Views: 140641

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:49 pm   Subject: Does Rosetta Stone really work?
That's good to know about "anata" Thanks.
  Topic: Latest book by Turnbull
kendoka girl

Replies: 3
Views: 2715

PostForum: Samurai History - Kamakura to Sengoku   Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:44 pm   Subject: Latest book by Turnbull
I saw that book in Borders. It looked very good. I may have to buy it. My husband and I just read the "warriors" book by Turnbull.
  Topic: Does Rosetta Stone really work?
kendoka girl

Replies: 28
Views: 140641

PostForum: Japanese Language   Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:31 pm   Subject: Does Rosetta Stone really work?
This sounds good. I'd love to try it. My Nihongo self study program is dame desu.
  Topic: Hollywood "47 Ronin"
kendoka girl

Replies: 19
Views: 8892

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:28 pm   Subject: Hollywood "47 Ronin"
He's playing Oishi??? That's messed up. Dangerous Liaisons and Matrix yes, 47 Ronin no.
  Topic: How to stop a mugging
kendoka girl

Replies: 4
Views: 7432

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:23 am   Subject: How to stop a mugging
nyuk nyuk
  Topic: Top Samurai/Jidai Geki Films of 2008
kendoka girl

Replies: 11
Views: 9245

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:20 am   Subject: Top Samurai/Jidai Geki Films of 2008
Atsuhime
Seven Duels
Sensitive Samurai
Chushingura - recent mini series.
  Topic: Hollywood "47 Ronin"
kendoka girl

Replies: 19
Views: 8892

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 2:18 am   Subject: Hollywood "47 Ronin"
I wonder if this will be as good as the Japanese production of "Gone with the Wind" I saw in hs.

"Flankry scalret, I don't give da-me."
  Topic: Star Trek Episode 52 --Sulu at Fushimi Castle
kendoka girl

Replies: 3
Views: 3244

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:18 pm   Subject: Star Trek Episode 52 --Sulu at Fushimi Castle
That sounds like an interesting book. Sort of like when they got zapped to the OK Corral.
  Topic: Seven Duels
kendoka girl

Replies: 16
Views: 8331

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:16 pm   Subject: Seven Duels
Yes, indeed, it was KIKU, nihongo no terebi desu Smile
  Topic: Seven Duels
kendoka girl

Replies: 16
Views: 8331

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:10 pm   Subject: *spoiler warning*
In this series, Jubei initially acts as an agent of the Bakufu under his father's direction. He is told to kill certain 'agitators' of the rebellion and finds many of these men to be honorable samura ...
  Topic: Seven Duels
kendoka girl

Replies: 16
Views: 8331

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:44 pm   Subject: Seven Duels
I just saw the last episode and it was really moving. There were even three great duels and lots of intrigue.
  Topic: Kendo, Kenjitsu, Iaido, & Weight lifting.
kendoka girl

Replies: 39
Views: 38856

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:19 am   Subject: Kendo, Kenjitsu, Iaido, & Weight lifting.
If one is not looking to "bulk up" I can't see a downside to overall physical conditioning.
However, the original poster said that he has been "lifting weights". In guy speak, t ...
  Topic: Kendo, Kenjitsu, Iaido, & Weight lifting.
kendoka girl

Replies: 39
Views: 38856

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:18 am   Subject: Kendo, Kenjitsu, Iaido, & Weight lifting.
I agree that targeted development of the right muscle groups can help your movement improve, not because you're stronger but because you are able to use fewer muscles to do the same job. IOW it helps ...
  Topic: Kendo, Kenjitsu, Iaido, & Weight lifting.
kendoka girl

Replies: 39
Views: 38856

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:07 am   Subject: Kendo, Kenjitsu, Iaido, & Weight lifting.
I've been finding that anything that works my lats and tri's has translated well into sword handling. The iaito and shinai "feel" lighter and thus my cuts are cleaner and crisper. My ooji ...
  Topic: Seven Duels
kendoka girl

Replies: 16
Views: 8331

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:02 am   Subject: Seven Duels
I've seen six episodes now and the plot is really becoming intricate. I was expecting a weekly morality play, but it's proven to be much deeper.
  Topic: Samurai Spy
kendoka girl

Replies: 8
Views: 5095

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 9:00 am   Subject: Samurai Spy
Yes, IFC has been one of our staples. We just caught the martial arts documentary, Budo.
  Topic: Art
kendoka girl

Replies: 4
Views: 5073

PostForum: Japanese Art and Religion   Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:35 pm   Subject: Art
My husband and I have some modern pieces done by Hisashi Otsuka and Gary Hostallero. They're very vibrant and the prints are reasonably priced.
  Topic: how to recognize certain era's look in fittings and the like
kendoka girl

Replies: 14
Views: 10146

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:31 pm   Subject: how to recognize certain era's look in fittings and the like
Very Happy That is a beautiful set of replica armor.
  Topic: Archers at Sekigahara
kendoka girl

Replies: 13
Views: 10466

PostForum: Arms and Armor   Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:10 pm   Subject: Archers at Sekigahara
According to Osprey, the Shimazu fielded archers and old Shimazu Yoshihiro carried a bow, which was viewed as rather quaint.
  Topic: Samurai Spy
kendoka girl

Replies: 8
Views: 5095

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2008 11:48 am   Subject: Samurai Spy
We just saw Samurai Spy (1965) which had a good mix of intrigue, murder, and ninja action. It was about the time leading up to the Osaka Campaign.
  Topic: Kendo, Kenjitsu, Iaido, & Weight lifting.
kendoka girl

Replies: 39
Views: 38856

PostForum: Martial Arts   Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:22 pm   Subject: Kendo, Kenjitsu, Iaido, & Weight lifting.
A friend just sent me a dvd on Shinkendo by Obata Toshishiro. It seemed that he was certainly not powering through the cuts.
  Topic: Seven Duels
kendoka girl

Replies: 16
Views: 8331

PostForum: The Samurai Film   Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:18 pm   Subject: Seven Duels
I just saw Samurai Gold Diggers...what a title. It was entertaining with a healthy amount of action.
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