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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:02 am    Post subject: New Sekigahara book Reply with quote
There will be a new English book on the Battle of Sekigahara by Chris Glenn. Looking forward to it.

http://www.sekigaharabook.jp/
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:20 pm    Post subject: Re: New Sekigahara book Reply with quote
That dude's website wrote:
...2nd black-belt in Chanbara sword fighting disciplines...



You can get a black belt in fake swordfighting???
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I have a baaaaaaaadddddd feeling about this book. It appears the writer has no previously published work, so how can he bill himself as an 'acclaimed author'? Unless there's a bestseller list for ad copywriting. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
He is interested in things Japanese, especially the Sengoku period it appears. A radio dj. Here is a link to his blog. http://djchrisglennblog.blogspot.ca/

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Tony Bryant & Chris Glenn: please report to the steel cage for a battle of the Sekigahara book authors. As you both are armor heads, please come suited up & ready to rumble!

BTW: the SA Bookmakers say that the odds are 3 to 1 in favor of Tony, despite the Osprey handicap.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:06 pm    Post subject: Re: New Sekigahara book Reply with quote
kitsuno wrote:
You can get a black belt in fake swordfighting???


Course ya can! I got mine from Akira Kurusawa, ceptin' I'm a first degree black belt with the hanabi garland. And I'm a certifiably acclaimed carouser-just ask Benji.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I can attest to whatever Brick says. BTW, he still owes me for running out a sake bar claiming he needed to make an 'emergency shrine maiden call' and sticking me with the bill. He said the 7,500 yen per ichigo of premium hand crafted sake (he drank 4) made him feel a need to get in touch with 'somethin' holy'.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
That brings the grand total of SA Forum members who HAVEN'T been stuck with one of my bar tabs to 4. Gotta get 'em all!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Tatsu,

I know Chris well. He has written several articles for Rekishijin Magazine and the Yomiuri fish wrap as well. I have seen his articles online. Also he know a lot about the media as well. I think he just had a fifteen minute promo on his book. He also is in a lot of contact with the big shots such as Owada Tetsuo. Let us see how the book goes. I hope it is well written and informative.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
owari no utsuke wrote:
He has written several articles for Rekishijin Magazine and the Yomiuri fish wrap as well. I have seen his articles online.


Well, that's good to hear. Too often the reenactor/martial artist crowd takes the Marc DeCascos 'glorious warrior' approach, and the copy he wrote to promote the book sounds way too sensationalistic-of course, that's what sells books to a mass market audience. Maybe he can do what Hawley did and walk the tightrope between making things entertaining and keeping things as accurate and balanced as possible.

Although next time you talk to him, I'd be interested in hearing just what the hell 'black belt in chanbara swordfighting' is all about. It sounds like something Stephen Hayes would be peddling.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Quote:
has a black-belt in Kendo


Kendo doesn't have the belt system.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Pretty sure "black belt in chanbara sword fighting" is meant to be a joke.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm.... kinda looking forward to seeing this book. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I'm.... kinda looking forward to seeing this book. Smile


You're just jealous that you don't have a black belt in chanbara sword fighting.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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AJBryant wrote:
I'm.... kinda looking forward to seeing this book. Smile


You're just jealous that you don't have a black belt in chanbara sword fighting.


Don't need one. I have a BRAKKU beruto in interweb forum asshatery.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Don't need one. I have a BRAKKU beruto in interweb forum asshatery.


There's a very insensitive hinin joke in there somewhere, but I won't make it. Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
While I was in my hospital bed watching Kanteidan Nandemo Otakara the other night, the author of this Sekigahara book, Chris Glenn, was on having an Edo period suit of armor appraised. It was valued over what he paid on the internet auction for it, but just watching him made me feel..."icky". The guy is a total cheeseball. My wife then sent me a text saying her and her mom also saw him and said, "oooh...he's so bizarre!". So this kind of fit in with the fake descriptions of black belts for kendo and chanbara sword play that he boasts about.

His book was supposed to come out in the spring, but hasn't. I don't think he has a publisher. I was talking to another forum member, and he said that this was going to be a Kindle release, which in my opinion means, EPIC FAILURE.

Here's the guy's website.
http://www.sekigaharabook.jp/#

Sorry Les, I know you like him, but I am not a believer. Seems he's oversold himself and he just kind of grossed me and my family out by being so cheesy.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Obenjo Kusanosuke wrote:
While I was in my hospital bed watching Kanteidan Nandemo Otakara the other night,

Hospital bed? Is that why we haven't heard from you lately?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Sorry, just have been super busy with work and that's the main reason for my few and far between posts these last couple of years. But yes, I was in the hospital for an ear infection which took a bad turn for the worse. I got out yesterday and therefore while recuperating at home, have a little time to play on the SA. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Glad to hear that you are out now Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Obenjo,

I am just as disappointed as you are. From what I know so far is the editing has been the main issue. I have not heard anything about the book of late except the editing issues. Hopefully, it will done soon.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ran across this. https://www.facebook.com/TheBattleOfSekigahara
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Definitely looks cheesy.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Chris Glenn's book is published and now available for the public.

http://www.booklocker.com/books/7721.html

From the sample pages that I read so far, it looks decent.
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