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    You will have to register with the torrent...

    You will have to register with the torrent tracker (xtremespeeds.net). Torrents up of first two days full prelims.

    http://www.mininova.org/tor/1681817

    The more, the merrier.
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    That's the key to me. A lot of these young turks...

    That's the key to me. A lot of these young turks may later want to study some of the root arts, such as Aikido, Judo, Jujutsu, etc.
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    From Shioda's Aikido Shugyo Even though...

    From Shioda's Aikido Shugyo



    Even though Aikido had no competitions, Shioda & friends used to go to the wrong part of town to "test their skills."
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    The best knife defense is give them what they...

    The best knife defense is give them what they want. Second-best, run. If there's no way out, take your shots -- try to hit and run. The last thing I would trust is many of the too-cute knife defenses...
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    From what I understand, aikido is pretty unique...

    From what I understand, aikido is pretty unique -- had it been just another brand of aikijutsu, why would Ueshiba have a revelation to create a new "art of peace"? Just as many might look at MMA and...
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    Bigger Fish, Bigger Pond MMA is the big fish...

    Bigger Fish, Bigger Pond

    MMA is the big fish in the US martial arts pond, no doubt about it. But that pond has also gotten significantly bigger. How many mainstream folks had ever heard of an...
  7. Thread: can koryu evolve?

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    Now, I can't speak of koryu from much experience,...

    Now, I can't speak of koryu from much experience, because the closest to koryu I've done is kendo for a couple years. But maybe there are some similarities, using kendo no kata as an example.

    No...
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    And sometimes there's a progression, from hard to...

    And sometimes there's a progression, from hard to soft, linear to curved. First it's good to learn one way, perhaps the more linear, less subtle way, after which one may progress to the next way. ...
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    The hard way is no doubt the right course of...

    The hard way is no doubt the right course of action.

    Nevertheless, doing techniques a certain way has to have a certain justification or reasoning behind it. If that reasoning is explained, if...
  10. Thread: Arm lock leverage

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    Not sure how relevant this is, but it's virtually...

    Not sure how relevant this is, but it's virtually impossible for someone untrained to put an armlock on a moving, violent attacker. Just won't happen, especially if that assailant is fast. It's...
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    Maybe beginner's mind is something one finds...

    Maybe beginner's mind is something one finds after long practice, rather than the other way around.
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    In my opinion, the only significance the belt has...

    In my opinion, the only significance the belt has is is to show who can instruct, who can't, who can fall at what level, and who can't. Any more than that and it's baggage.

    In general, I think...
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    As far as I know, goshin jujutsu is modern...

    As far as I know, goshin jujutsu is modern jujutsu for practical self-defense, without any claim of lineage from a koryu system.
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    One of my favorites is similar to this, except...

    One of my favorites is similar to this, except simpler. Sideslip (to the outside) a right punch, bring your right hand underneath uke's right hand and around the front of his neck, palm down, and...
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    snake oil fu

    snake oil fu
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    The wise student hears of the Tao and practices...

    The wise student hears of the Tao and practices it diligently.
    The average student hears of the Tao and gives it thought now and again.
    The foolish student hears of the Tao and laughs aloud.
    If...
  17. http://www.budophiladelphia.org/ daitoryu/jodo

    http://www.budophiladelphia.org/

    daitoryu/jodo
  18. There's a certain technique in our jujutsu...

    There's a certain technique in our jujutsu curriculum, called "hidari te nage", in which the uke has a lapel grab and knife threat from the other hand. Hidari te nage has tori complete a hand throw...
  19. Thread: New Jujutsu Movie

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    Sticky: martha stewart vs the IFL?

    martha stewart vs the IFL?
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    This is from kendo, but it works empty-hand too. ...

    This is from kendo, but it works empty-hand too.

    Stand in regular stance (45 deg), with a partner facing you with the same stance, at ma-ai. Extend your tegatana to the front, and cross wrists...
  21. Thread: Sport Jujitsu

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    Actually, I'm pretty happy with randori, and if I...

    Actually, I'm pretty happy with randori, and if I feel I need to "test my skills" in live fire, Baltimore's just down the road...
  22. Thread: Sport Jujitsu

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    Kano, Tomiki, and...

    Who else is going to try to develop a safe, valid jujutsu kumite system?

    When we do randori in the dojo, it ends up being judo randori, with no shiai orientation (either nagewaza or newaza,...
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    how many defenseless pickles had to die in the...

    how many defenseless pickles had to die in the making of that video
  24. Thread: Sport Jujitsu

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    It's a double-edged sword, IMO. Firstly, the...

    It's a double-edged sword, IMO.

    Firstly, the rules need to be clear. But more importantly, they need to be clearly enforced by officials in events; this has been the problem in jujitsu kumite...
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    Mostly for the falling and to get into "the...

    Mostly for the falling

    and to get into "the zone"
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