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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
oh right, thanks bud.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm planning to start learning naginata towards the end of next year (when I plan to move), now that the UK has an official organisation. Should be interesting, providing I can actually access the dojo - going across the whole of London once a week wouldn't put me in the "right mood" if you know what I mean..... Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 4:10 am    Post subject: Puts hand out to be slapped Reply with quote
Hi all,

I've been studying Bujinkan for a few years now.
I've been to Japan twice, tha last time being in Jan this year.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:21 am    Post subject: Best Okinawa school Reply with quote
Hi all (Bow). A good friend is going to Okinawa and asked me for a reference in regards to a really good martial arts school there. Does any one have a reference or know of a source of contact or a general list of schools in Okinawa?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
What type of budo/bujutsu are they looking for? Judo, karate, kyudo, or something other then those? And are they looking for a particular ryu, or style?

I think if you can answer these simple questions we be of more use.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 12:34 pm    Post subject: Traditional Karate Reply with quote
Traditional Karate. One that is well know for its traditional values and hardcore. My friend is in the Construction Battalion for the US Navy and will be deployed there for some time next year.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:15 pm    Post subject: some Reply with quote
Algren wrote:
Who here takes any formal martial arts?


I've studied a variety of Martial Arts casually since the age of 7 (in 1977) and began serious study of Aikijutsu in 1999 and Kenjutsu in 2000.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
hey I'm looking for a good Kendo dojo near by and I found a few "Kendo clubs" are they the same thing?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Rikuchiyo wrote:
hey I'm looking for a good Kendo dojo near by and I found a few "Kendo clubs" are they the same thing?


A rose by any other name... Finding a place to train is very simple. Visit, watch, if you like what you see, ask to join.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Katamori san

Can you eloberate what traditional karate is?

Algren san, Wado ryu for the last 20 years together with jiu jitsu and judo.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
jaron wrote:

Can you eloberate what traditional karate is?


I think he means a school that sticks to mainly just one art, only uses the 'traditional' kata, kicks, and strikes, is discliplined, and doesn't teach boxing/kickboxing/cardioboxing/ etc., follows the traditions (bowing, etc., and the mangled Japanese terms and phrases.) and so on. As opposed to the McDojos or the chop-suey I've-created-my-own-style-called-Bobby's-Dragon-School dojos. At least, that would basically be my definition.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
LOL, Mc dojo's...

I was only al little curious, since karate is rather new, all are gendai as oppossed to the real traditional styles(Koryu)
But if you see it in that perspective, Mcdojo... Laughing

Anyway, in my opinion, i don't consider them to be karate styles.
MA is not just a kick here or punch there.
If you are talking modern self defense system, yeah no problem here.
But you can't relate to somehing per definition if it not derives from that culture.
There are also these as you said "created-my own style schools" that use the term of ju jitsu.

Ju jitsu also like karate( even more so)comes from Japanese culture. Koryu Ju jitsu and the different styles in there have there principles deeply rooted in culture and even religion ( shinto)
So it is somtimes very disturbing to find out that a school is using the term ju jitsu or karate, when it is definatly not.

NB when i said that karate comes from Japanese culture I can only say that for Wado ryu. The rest of the karate styles are made Japanese as they are Okinawan originated.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2006 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Greetings all,

It is good to see so many martial artists on here. I have trained for 18 years in Mizu-Ryu Jujutsu down in Florida and Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido also in Florida. I also have 5 years in Inayan Kadena de Mano (Filipino hand and knife fighting) along with one year of Kendo.
I currently teach the Jujutsu and Kadena de Mano styles here in Charlotte, train in Kendo with the Charlotte Kendo Club, and "self train" in the Iaido style.
I have yet been unable to find any acceptable Iaido school in the greater Charlotte region.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I am taking am mix of kenjutsu, iaido and kendo.

I am also trying to find some Krav maga, Dim Mak and some other's. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I am thinking about joining up with classes by Kim Taylor, does anybody know anything about him?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Wabakimi,

I used to be a member of Iaido-L which Taylor Sensei moderates. He has struck me as a very down to Earth and good person. I would not turn you away from his school, though I must say I have never partaken in any of his classes (North Carolina is quite a long way from him). I recommend sitting in on a few classes and observing, that should give you a decent idea as to whether or not you want to become his student. Also, it all depends on if you have a preference for which style of Iaido you wish to learn. I believe he does Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Wabakimi,


I have partaken in Taylor sensei's seminar that he hosts in Niten Ichi Ryu. I have found him to be very knowledgeable, approachable and a top rate instructor. I would recommend Taylor sensei with out reservations. In addition to Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu he also holds classes in Niten Ichi Ryu and possibly Jodo.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Wabakimi,

Toyama is right, and has refreshed my memory. Taylor Sensei does teach classes in Niten Ichi Ryu, whether or not it is Hyoho of supposed Musashi fame escapes me.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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"Taylor Sensei does teach classes in Niten Ichi Ryu, whether or not it is Hyoho of supposed Musashi fame escapes me."


Indeed it is... The Soke and top instructors of Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu visit every May. This is great opportunity for anybody interested in Musashi's school.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Toyama,

Many thanks for the clarification. It has been a while since I frequented the Iaido-L list so I have been out of the loop. I recall a debate on that listserv a few years ago involving how much Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu, or any Nitou school for that matter, can claim to be the inheritor to Musashi's knowledge since he was unable to pass on the entirety of his knowledge before his death. It was an interesting debate and, fortunatly, one that did not fall into a flame war.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
You can also try the JCCC in Toronto. I know Kim's been focusing more on Jodo than Iai or Niten for the last little while. In fact, you're best off asking Kim directly how much Niten and such they're doing during their regular classes.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've studied a year and a half in Tae Kwon Doe, half a year in Karate. A friend who is a 2nd dan in Karate taught me some pressure points and a bit of Kung-fu that he was studing, now I put them all together for a style all my own.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hiro Katsumoto,

So you have studied, all told, two years in two styles plus a smattering of Gung Fu and have now created your own style? Do you mean that you have taken your acquired knowledge and applied it to your personal arsenal? Or do you mean that you have started your own style that you teach to others?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yup, I use it for me, I've tried teaching others but it seems I pick really dumb students who just want to use martial arts to pick fights or pick up chicks, I use martial arts to calm myself, keep myself in good shape and to make sure I don't get hurt.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hiro Katsumoto,

Understood. Do you have instructor certification in any of the arts that you have studied?


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