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    There's a branch dojo of Takamura-ha Shindo...

    There's a branch dojo of Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin-ryu in Toronto that might be of interest, especially considering this was posted in the Internal Power forum. And there's also a branch in France....
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    I'm paying more attention to flexibility and...

    I'm paying more attention to flexibility and joint mobility, as I'm realizing how important it is. For instance, if I have knee or hip pain I'm looking first to tight quads or core muscles. The foam...
  3. Or possibly venture out to the Japanese Festival...

    Or possibly venture out to the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden on Labor Day weekend (...
  4. Thread: Changing Arts

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    I think the idea of "giving up training" only...

    I think the idea of "giving up training" only applies if one has a specific, quantifiable goal in an art: X number of kata, or X level, or whatever. If your goals are to study deeply, then time spent...
  5. Thanks for that bit of sleuthing. The article...

    Thanks for that bit of sleuthing. The article that Peter linked to had just enough specific details (of the wrong sort, of course) to give it a veneer of credibility. I did a fair bit of searching to...
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    Sticky: Koryu Bugei Demonstrations, St. Louis MO, 8/31-9/2 2013

    Labor Day Weekend:

    It's that time of year again -- Koryu Bugei demonstration, Japanese Festival, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, Missouri.

    Scroll back up thread for the usual lineup -- as...
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    I see a couple of issues. First, the easy one: ...

    I see a couple of issues. First, the easy one:

    As Mr. Svinth says, a lot of web content these days is accessed via handheld. This site is not set up to detect and deliver mobile versions, and...
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    Sticky: Reminder: next weekend! If bringing family...

    Reminder: next weekend! If bringing family members along is an issue, there's plenty more to see and do. Kids' activities, sumo demonstration, ikebana and bonsai, things to buy and eat. Plus, you...
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    Sticky: Koryu demonstrations & events in USA

    FYI -- Missouri Botanical Gardens’ Japanese Festival: one of the few opportunities in the US to observe demonstrations by multiple koryu, coming up Labor Day weekend....
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    Fred is perhaps too kind in his self-assuaging...

    Fred is perhaps too kind in his self-assuaging assertion -- he'll only use the yari against me when it's done, so I have less incentive to finish than I do for other folks. In truth though, yari are...
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    I think the Facebook fan page...

    I think the Facebook fan page is most frequently updated, but with the poor economy there's not much going on. Niche booksellers are taking a hit everywhere.

    If you have specific inquiries, you'll...
  12. Those wishing to donate to Japan or other crises...

    Those wishing to donate to Japan or other crises may find Good Intentions Are Not Enough to be a useful resource for deciding how, when, and to whom.

    Suffice it to say the general populace usually...
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    I found this,...

    I found this, http://www.arscives.com/bladesign/swordphotography.htm
    which has lots of information on composition but not so much on lighting. It was the only page I found through the first 50 or so...
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    It's certainly not too much to ask. Both of...

    It's certainly not too much to ask.

    Both of these do Muso Shinden-ryu in the North American San Shin Kai:

    Daniel W. Gobillot
    Matsubakan Iaido
    221 Pine Street,
    Florence MA 01062
    (413)...
  15. Thread: Furyu.com?

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    Yes, Furyu is down and I don't know if there are...

    Yes, Furyu is down and I don't know if there are plans to put it back up. In the meantime Mr. Muromoto has started a blog at http://classicbudoka.wordpress.com/

    You might ask there.
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    Not weapons-specific, but Kano Jigoro's Mind Over...

    Not weapons-specific, but Kano Jigoro's Mind Over Muscle.

    -Beth
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    Mr. Sims, Agreed. Wow, I wasn't even...

    Mr. Sims,

    Agreed.

    Wow, I wasn't even thinking of anything that extreme. I was just thinking of student/teacher mismatch. I had a teacher once whom I wouldn't recommend to a stuffed hamster.
    ...
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    *boogles* How can you recommend a dojo without...

    *boogles*

    How can you recommend a dojo without knowing the people who teach there?

    And to "anyone" (everyone)?

    I guess that just goes to show the difference in motivations. For me, it's...
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    As one should not enter Kim Taylor's web presence...

    As one should not enter Kim Taylor's web presence without a really long rope tied to the point of origin, or a detailed map, :) here's a link relevant to wooden weapons:
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    Hi Carl, just to let you know, "thread...

    Hi Carl, just to let you know, "thread necromancy" is considered undesirable on most on-line forums, and you'll generally know which forums don't like it when a forum veteran chimes in, as has...
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    The clip you linked to does repeat it in...

    The clip you linked to does repeat it in slow-motion. I agree — there's no recognizable technique there. He simply cartwheels and knocks blue over. I'm scratching my head. Granted, I have very little...
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    The kanji for the Tamiya Ryu of the demo, 田宮, can...

    The kanji for the Tamiya Ryu of the demo, 田宮, can be found at the US Honbu Dojo's website: http://www.ustamiyaryu.org/index.html

    I know absolutely nothing about the other school, but the 田宮 has a...
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    Oh, excellent. Thanks. I must learn to stop...

    Oh, excellent. Thanks. I must learn to stop opening my virtual mouth and inserting foot.

    Do we know where Hosoda Ryu came from?
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    I'm sure it's morphed a bit since Hakudo Sensei's...

    I'm sure it's morphed a bit since Hakudo Sensei's time, but yes. Except we tend to pronounce it "Shindo."
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    Naginata in Massachusetts?

    Can anyone help with contact information for naginata in eastern Massachusetts?

    Thank you.
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