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  1. I know variants inside MJER, depending on ha...

    I know variants inside MJER, depending on ha (shimomura/tanimura) and skill level. Mori Shigeki s. would reach similar to Otake s. photo ,and also lean strongly forward at the hips for the cut. You...
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    I hope its a new blade? You definitely need to...

    I hope its a new blade? You definitely need to remove the chips if you are cutting with it... it may jam if you misplace the cut with possibly disastrous consequences... I have seen a couple of...
  3. Thread: Sword drawing

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    Colin brought his monster blade to the UK many...

    Colin brought his monster blade to the UK many years ago, and treated us to a demo along with conch horn blowing and signalling... I still kick myself I didnt video it, but still have the matching...
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    hi Eric, a quick search gave me this! Quite an...

    hi Eric,
    a quick search gave me this! Quite an interesting read, so thanks for prompting me to look!
    http://kanoukan.web.fc2.com/english/oishi/photo/index.html

    I am sure I have seen the name of...
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    Iwata Norikazu memorial seminar Easter 2015

    Roshukai Japan are organising a memorial seminar close by Kansai airport in memory of our teacher. It is expected to be attended by all his students and high ranking sensei from all over Japan will...
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    My old friend Nishimoto sensei (who happens to be...

    My old friend Nishimoto sensei (who happens to be in the UK at the end of the month for our seminar! woohoo!:D) teaches MJER in Nishinomiya area at three different dojos, including one in Sannomiya....
  7. Thread: the knees

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    instead of thinking about your legs, think of...

    instead of thinking about your legs, think of throwing the hip forward as far/hard as you can... this works in a similar way but also strengthens the lower back at the same time and helps you relax...
  8. Thread: Help please

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    no mekugi (peg)visible on either... do NOT use,...

    no mekugi (peg)visible on either... do NOT use, guaranteed accident waiting to happen...
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    I have found it is always a question of timing...

    I have found it is always a question of timing and comparative skill levels... whoever is best has the best chance. My old aiki teacher used to say it was a 'last chance' technique, as it was better...
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    I have a hit and miss affair with japanese tv......

    I have a hit and miss affair with japanese tv... On my first visit I switched on Hyaku's tv to find 'seven samurai' playing on NHK. I knew I had arrived...:D This time I was forced to watch a Korean...
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    tell him splinters = chips on swords... that...

    tell him splinters = chips on swords... that should put an end to it!:laugh:

    the medieval sword groups blades I see in the UK are actually quite good, nice radius on the edges, however they do...
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    I hope you're not breaking bokken during TUNK,...

    I hope you're not breaking bokken during TUNK, something seriously wrong if you are...
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    sadly no pics, but Dave's note above sums it up...

    sadly no pics, but Dave's note above sums it up for me!:D I would suggest your sensei provides the first two blades and you help him determine the extent of damage you can get for doing say tachi...
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    I had exactly that happen to me... looked down...

    I had exactly that happen to me... looked down and thought 'something funny is going on here' and then realised the blade has gone just in front of the habaki... hhhmmm... obviouslya high stress...
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    hi Ken, I have done this and it makes you.......

    hi Ken,
    I have done this and it makes you.... careful. I would no way recommend this for junior students, far too much like 'looking for a train crash'..:eek:
    Eguchi sensei had a couple of shinken...
  16. These three I dont know about, but this one is...

    These three I dont know about, but this one is excellent....it has that quaint 'japanese-ness' about the translation as well! :D
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  17. Thread: I'm back?

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    the whole forum is quiet... Maybe it was...

    the whole forum is quiet... Maybe it was something you said before you went away....:laugh::laugh::laugh:
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    For some examples of free sparring, may I suggest...

    For some examples of free sparring, may I suggest you all watch 'battle of the nations' from youtube... along with associated links.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y4P-xRWwX0&feature=related

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    shame there's no pics of the ninja... oh no! I am...

    shame there's no pics of the ninja... oh no! I am an idiot.....!! Of course there will be no pics, he would have been invisible!:rolleyes:
    (shame he didnt read pgsmiths signature...
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    I think most of us would rather like to see a pic...

    I think most of us would rather like to see a pic of the ninja 'post swing'.... that way we get a laugh as well as a look at the blade.:laugh:
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    bring your MA book as well, and be honest and...

    bring your MA book as well, and be honest and nice when they ask you about it... Trying to recruit Customs staff by asking if they fancy having a go may not work, but why not try?:D
    should be ok if...
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    Iwata sensei devised some very specific exercises...

    Iwata sensei devised some very specific exercises for us to help develop the hara and movement of the body. Some strengthen the back, others focus on tenouchi,etc. The best one however is the "kihon...
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    Hakudo s. was one of the superstars of his day,...

    Hakudo s. was one of the superstars of his day, heard Tosa was the place to go, and basically got told to clear off from what is still a conservative dojo.
    (I only got in because Takeshima s. was...
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    No reason as to why they wouldn't... especially...

    No reason as to why they wouldn't... especially if there may have been a little illegality involved...
    Gladstone was the last British prime minister who is recorded fighting a duel, and no doubt...
  25. Thread: MJER Books

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    I teach it, not sure what others do...

    I teach it, not sure what others do...
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