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    Don't be doing that Colin, I'm not done with it. ...

    Don't be doing that Colin, I'm not done with it.

    Kim.
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    Ken is your sensei thinking of going into tsumi...

    Ken is your sensei thinking of going into tsumi ai no kurai? That set is nuki and noto intensive and often done with blades rather than bokuto but I always assumed one would use kendo no kata blades....
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    I'm not sure where people get the idea that jodo...

    I'm not sure where people get the idea that jodo lines are terribly separate, they really are not. There are some instructors who make a bit of fuss about being of this line or that, but on the...
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    Hey, just visited the site with Google Translate...

    Hey, just visited the site with Google Translate and realized that I once had a lesson in Cane art Shinto Muso flow with Seitoku stop wave!

    I love trying to translate the translation.

    Kim.
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    Don't turn your rear end to the kamiza. So if you...

    Don't turn your rear end to the kamiza. So if you sit, as we do in our dojo with kamiza at the far end of the dojo from the entrance, as you stand in the doorway the sensei are to the right and the...
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    2012 Guelph Iaido and Jodo seminar

    Hello folks,

    It's that time of year again and I just realized that some of you may be waiting for your mailed forms. Unfortunately we didn't get that organized for this year so please head on over...
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    Do what you are told rather than what you see......

    Do what you are told rather than what you see... if what you're told is correct, sure of course. (I've heard some strange mis-translations that are cleared up instantly by looking at what sensei is...
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    If you guys will allow me to go into "sensei"...

    If you guys will allow me to go into "sensei" mode for a moment, and make pronouncements rather than suggest methods of looking at stuff... It's shorter to declaim...

    "Making the ryu your own" is...
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    Some may go with "elite" as a description, others...

    Some may go with "elite" as a description, others might use "obscure" or "irrelevant" (which is of course the topic of discussion of this thread) or even "irritating" and "boring" but I think you've...
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    Sounds like you're koryu student material Johan. ...

    Sounds like you're koryu student material Johan.

    Kim.
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    I don't find the koryu shihan to be reticent...

    I don't find the koryu shihan to be reticent about information at all, it's the students that tend to want exclusivity and mystery.

    The real formula is knowledge unshared is knowledge lost. There...
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    http://sdksupplies.com/001blog.html look down to...

    http://sdksupplies.com/001blog.html look down to the Feb 20 post.

    Kim.
  13. Brenda will be giving you a call. Kim.

    Brenda will be giving you a call.

    Kim.
  14. Hey if he needs equipment our warehouse is in the...

    Hey if he needs equipment our warehouse is in the same building!

    Kim.
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    Never made the KSR bo specifically but have made...

    Never made the KSR bo specifically but have made lots of bo, and Katori naginata too.

    Shipping to Europe isn't pretty but it's not impossibly expensive either. I think I've got some KSR naginata...
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    I hear this quite often, but Kit you haven't told...

    I hear this quite often, but Kit you haven't told us what these lessons "are". What is it that is being discussed? What are these aspects of koryu that we should be defining before we start...
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    One of my teachers (Muso Jikiden) went from one...

    One of my teachers (Muso Jikiden) went from one end of the curriculum to the other and then started over, so he teaches that way. Another (Muso Shinden) was taught the first kata for over a year...
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    Having had all my training in the west outside...

    Having had all my training in the west outside Japan, a lot of it in various koryu, I don't really think about adapting the koryu to the west at all. The stuff I'm learning is the stuff that they are...
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    Some old schools are secretive I suspect, some...

    Some old schools are secretive I suspect, some just don't care much (and so don't make any effort to get out there) and some wear their hearts on their sleeves. Same with new schools. We always come...
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    You'd still be advised to teach self defense...

    You'd still be advised to teach self defense "tricks" rather than kata if you wish to make a living teaching budo these days. There is little general interest in the koryu in any form these days and...
  21. No mistake should be assumed Ellis, definitions...

    No mistake should be assumed Ellis, definitions aren't "written in the stars" which is why we should always ask. My usage of the terms is indeed the reverse of yours but our jodo instructors talk...
  22. Ellis can you define your hanmi and hitoemi...

    Ellis can you define your hanmi and hitoemi stances a bit further please, to me hitoemi is absolutely side on, with the hips in line with the attack... for instance the right hip facing the opponent...
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    " In the late 16th century there were more guns...

    " In the late 16th century there were more guns in single armies in Japan than existed in all of England. In 1584 the battle of Komaki featured no cavalry attacks at all, and certainly no heroic...
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    When I say not this and that, I mean they list...

    When I say not this and that, I mean they list the complete curriculum of each school they do, but yes they do more than one school.

    If you are interested in ZNKR you won't want to practice with...
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    Ah, these folks are in my neck of the woods, I've...

    Ah, these folks are in my neck of the woods, I've known Claude for decades but don't get much chance to see him these years. Their iai is basically Muso Shinden ryu through Mitsunari Kanai through...
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