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    While there maybe some minor differences between...

    While there maybe some minor differences between styles (in terms of grip); for the most part they are the same. The only exception I am aware of is Kanemaki Ryu Battojutsu, which (while cutting)...
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    I slipped the first blow and caught the second...

    I slipped the first blow and caught the second one.....

    in retaliation I show you the one of the true powers of a ninja.... kiai-jutsu
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    Challenge accepted !

    You almost knocked me out with that upper cut of yours.....

    but I counter with running and Ninja swordwork !:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AYQH6IJznM&feature=related

    followed by Ninja...
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    It was because of a Ninja Challenge ! We have...

    It was because of a Ninja Challenge !

    We have an video (that was well archived and preserved) of the battle that ensued between both parties:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd_1HJbMngE

    If...
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    Perhaps it was something of the older Eishin Ryu...

    Perhaps it was something of the older Eishin Ryu or perhaps another ryu-ha's influence. Yamauchi Samurai trained in a variety of schools. Those clansmen stationed in Edo were said to largely study...
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    I should re-phrase that: "Compared to other ryu;...

    I should re-phrase that: "Compared to other ryu; Eishin Ryu does not do alot of Suburi". Mind you that I am comparing this to other ryu-ha of the time (and that exist now) like: Kashima Shinden...
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    Some answers ......

    Hakudo Sensei's swords were of good make though I currently forget the name of the blacksmith who forged them. All of Hakudo swords were passed down to his son Zendo. Zendo Sensei used and...
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    The question that drives men mad......

    This same question came up during Hakudo Sensei's memorial service last year. After the ceremony we sat down with the Nakayama family and had a brief chat. This is where one of the students posed...
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    Haga Dojo

    The Haga Dojo maintains the teachings of Haga Junichi as passed down to his son, to the current Kancho Unoki Shihan.

    It maintains Muso Shinden Ryu (iai only), Shindo Munen Ryu's version of Kendo...
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    People start learning the first set of Kumitachi...

    People start learning the first set of Kumitachi (in MSR) around the Mokuroku (8-10 years ... ). Your progression up to you technical aptitude and understanding. If you do not meet the requirements...
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    Too many things to comment on

    No, what you see is Shinmomura Ha. (Nakayama) Hakudo Sensei did learn Tanimura Ha from Morimoto Tokumi (as well as Shinmomura Ha) and earned some certification. He would later earn Menkyo Kaiden...
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    No Prob :cool: Joden Kumitach is one of my...

    No Prob :cool: Joden Kumitach is one of my favorate sets. In general (Shindo) Munen Ryu becomes more and more agressive as one progresses through the kata (sometimes dangerously so). I can...
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    That is Shindo Munen Ryu Kenjutsu: Joden...

    That is Shindo Munen Ryu Kenjutsu: Joden Kumitachi (not the whole set)

    The Uchidachi is Saito Masafumi (Mokuroku) and the Shidachi is Kodama (then Roku-dan-chu) This clip is a several years...
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    Thank you Josh :cool: That was the intended...

    Thank you Josh :cool:

    That was the intended message.
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    The wikipedia article was wrong I tried changing...

    The wikipedia article was wrong I tried changing it once, but someone changed it back. Kashima Shinto Ryu has it's own distinct iai (or "batto" as they call it). They rarely demonstrait it, but...
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    That DVD has the performances on there but not...

    That DVD has the performances on there but not all of them are complete (if I remember correctly). Still it's a very good DVD.



    That is the name of the DVD I was given by Ogawa Sensei. I have...
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    Hakudo Sensei

    Nice find Fred,

    That is Hakudo Sensei and Zendo Sensei (his son) preforming kata at the Yushinkan dojo. Really it's just a small clip of a larger demonstration (as you already thought). In that...
  18. Thread: Unko Ryu

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    Thanks

    Thanks Fred :D I made alot of spelling errors though. Too bad I notice things like that way after the fact.

    ex. it should be Kagegumo (not Kageguko) :p
  19. Thread: Unko Ryu

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    Unko Ryu

    The founder's name was Higuchi Shichiro-saemon (they also offer another name for him Higuchi Fumotouu). He learned Katori Shinto Ryu to some effect later remodelingthe style into Ko Ryu (弘流). The...
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    Bokuden Ryu and Kashima Shinto Ryu

    It should be noted that Kashima Shinto Ryu and Bokuden Ryu are two completely different traditions. With very different lines of transmition. Kashima Shinto Ryu has (like Katori Shinto Ryu) always...
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    Your right. Hakudo recieved only a menkyo from...

    Your right. Hakudo recieved only a menkyo from Hosokawa Sensei. I have heard of several reasons for this: the Keppan between Hakudo and Hosokawa Sensei (which prevented him from demonstraiting the...
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    sorry for the late response

    It hard to say, I don't have my notes to either deny or confirm that. I have heard of Misumi being an alternate name for Tozume, but I have also heard of a seperate kata in Oku-iai called Misumi. ...
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    Seia Ryu is (at least for me) a very interesting...

    Seia Ryu is (at least for me) a very interesting Ryu-ha. The Ryuso Fukao Kakuma studied a countless amount of Ryu-gi earning a Menkyo Kaiden or equivilent in most of them. He made an unussual...
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    VTS21 1 is Suio Ryu VTS18 1 is Hikida Shinkage...

    VTS21 1 is Suio Ryu

    VTS18 1 is Hikida Shinkage Ryu, but because they are using really long o-dachi they cannot complete the circling cut from underneath

    VTS19 1 is Ono ha Itto Ryu and Shinto...
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    Sorry for the late response

    Yes, I have seen Hakudo Sensei's scrolls and kirigami menjo (not all of them but most of them). But before I begin to I should clarify a few things. The 15th headmaster (17th if you count Oe and...
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