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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:08 am    Post subject: Budo class is required for all middle school students Reply with quote
The Japanese ministry of education announced that Budo class is going to be required for all middle school students.
http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20070904-00000075-mai-pol
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Shikisoku san, thanks for sharing this. THis is a good thing and a bad thing. It will introduce chirldren to budo, but it will not be true budo.

First, by getting students involved in budo this will allow them to experience it and find out how they feel about it. It also allows them to perhaps be opened to the idea of diving deeper into the budo world which may be the ministry's idea to have people to continue the cultural artifacts of the ryu.

However, this is also a problem. the quality will be decreased so that it can be set at a level where everyone will be able to take and ass the class. This makes the experience less close to the original, and when these students, if they were to, try real budo they may be discouraged do to the different environment.

Like all things it has its pros and cons. We will just have to see which out weights the other.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Not only Budo but also dance class will be required.
Asahi shimbun says "Dance class include ballroom dance and Hip-Hop dance"
http://www.asahi.com/life/update/0904/TKY200709040354.html
So kids have to take both Budo and dance classes.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Although I like hip-hop to a certain degree, I think that requiring those two discipline is contradictory.
I can't think of any other two culture that are more opposite mentality-wise.
On one hand, you have the "discipline and responsibility" and on the other you have the "free-caring, yo-yo-b!**h-yo!" world.

I understand the government is trying to appeal to the youngsters by giving them something which is in fashion these days, but this still tells you what the quality of the Budo will be like.

Well, I guess in the end, it'll depend on the teachers and how it's taught.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nobody here has seen "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai"? Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
So how long before we have a Remin Ribao (China) or Chosun Ilbo (Korea) article chastising the Japanese government for mandating warlike, militaristic training for all students?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
ltdomer98 wrote:
So how long before we have a Remin Ribao (China) or Chosun Ilbo (Korea) article chastising the Japanese government for mandating warlike, militaristic training for all students?


I expect the outrage to peak once mandatory bamboo spear training has been added to the curriculum. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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So how long before we have a Remin Ribao (China) or Chosun Ilbo (Korea) article chastising the Japanese government for mandating warlike, militaristic training for all students?


Laughing

But if there's one country that shouldn't accuse others of preparing for war, it's China.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
China's never been a proponent of the "good for the goose, good for the gander" train of thought. As troubling as that article is, it's not surprising. China would be a nasty adversary in any conflict.

That said, China doesn't give a rat's ass about what they do being reflected against what Japan does; China could be lobbing missiles towards Japan, but if Japan published a pro-military text book, the protests would come out.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Seems that is the way it goes with most nations in the east and west, especially those who have been engaged in conflict with the other.

I wonder who wold win though? Seriously in a pure tactical and strategical sense.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I wonder who wold win though? Seriously in a pure tactical and strategical sense.


Darn it Riko, this is just as bad as one of those silly "Who would win if Musashi fought so and so" questions. You should know better! Shocked What good is it discussing who would win a war when in reality weapons of mass destruction and terror would probably be used on certain strategic targets that also have high concentrations of civillians? Think about it. If I am country C, and I want to attack island T, but that is going to probably suck in country A, I probably should attack country J with strategic weapons because that is where country A will be reinforcing itself from--so I can take out country A's forces and bases over there, and if there is a heavy civillian death toll, it will also probably deter country J from entering the conflict and pressure them to not support country A....

The point is, if it ever comes down to a military showdown, I don't want to be around to witness it. It really doesn't matter who wins-but it clearly would be the civillians in a lot of countries that happen to be in this part of the world who would be the biggest losers.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ah Onebjo old pal, you know how I hate to bring up that vagabond.

Its late and I have not had a good military discussion in awhile so I thought maybe this could kick of tonight and by tomorrow when I am fresh I could jump back in.


Foiled again I guess.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Ah Onebjo old pal, you know how I hate to bring up that vagabond.
Precisely! Laughing

After considering your above question a little further, I think the answer really is quite obvious-- the forces with the least amount of lead in the paint used on their vehicles would win!
End of discussion! My logic is fool-proof! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Are the Japanese forces equipped with Masamune swords?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ah is it fool prof or proofed by a fool?

Edit: Did not mean that to sound bad just all I oculd think of.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ashigaru,

Of course not, they have blood thirsty MURAMASAS!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Ah is it fool prof or proofed by a fool?

Edit: Did not mean that to sound bad just all I oculd think of.


Ah, you caught my double meaning. You're smarter than the average bear! But, you must learn to spell check a bit better, or you will indeed be the bigger fool and Domer will have to take a chunk out of you about your inability to make it out of the 8th grade! Just Kidding
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hey hey Ben Ben this is not my fault. If oyu remember I passed the Domer 8th grade grammar class. But I got a new laptop and I swear the keys on it do not work at all.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hey can I watch? I want front row seats, or do I already have them.......lol
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Oh, I think you'll have a good seat...don't worry...
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YAT.....a..... Tell me when it's over
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