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    The problem with Musashi is that he is a bit...

    The problem with Musashi is that he is a bit popular. He has been written about in books and magazines, portrayed in movies, and idolized by martial arts aficionados and power tie wearing managers in...
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    Joaquim Coelho I suggest you get a copy of The...

    Joaquim Coelho

    I suggest you get a copy of The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi by William Scott Wilson (ISBN 4-7700-2942-X) for a reference in English. On page 28 William says that...
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    I would speculate that for the average citizen...

    I would speculate that for the average citizen with little to no curiosity or knowledge of Asian martial arts, the meaning your listener infers from the word you choose to use is reliant on the...
  4. I am not going to get into this debate, other...

    I am not going to get into this debate, other than to point out a reference. For those interested in the effect video games have on society, Lt. Grossman’s “On Killing” and “On Combat” are worth...
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    KI vs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9adW_jzbhs

    How about keeping your hands up and not leading with the boys?

    Goes to show that some people buy into all sorts of ideas. The kick to the groin; looks...
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    Dr. Bennet's translation of Prof. Oya Minoru...

    Dr. Bennet's translation of Prof. Oya Minoru writing is interesting for sure, as it attempts to make the idea of “ki” less esoteric. The interpretation of “Ki”, summed up as being able to discern...
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    You are right. It's a matter of words really and...

    You are right. It's a matter of words really and how one wants to define things. Like I have said several times in this thread, I think it is all about the group. I suspect in many cases that groups...
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    Right! I am pretty sure Ali wasn't just...

    Right!

    I am pretty sure Ali wasn't just talking about the last round of the fight, but in the larger context of life. One has to train, and live, with the right attitude. Look at the man now,...
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    The system does not make the man, the man makes...

    The system does not make the man, the man makes the system. You are the weapon, everything else is just a tool. To a great degree, it's a whole lot mental.

    Lots of talk here about Machida, but I...
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    Right! There has to be a line drawn somewhere in...

    Right! There has to be a line drawn somewhere in terms of time, and the Meiji Restoration is a good one taking into consideration that the Bugei as a class were abolished then. So Yes, even Toyama...
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    Exactly! Koryu is about preservation of a...

    Exactly!

    Koryu is about preservation of a tradition and culture! And "Koryu" is always date sensitive; so without a lineage starting back before the Meiji Restoration, it isn't Koryu, it's Gendai....
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    Here is a video John ...

    Here is a video John

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cotVT5HvRmg&feature=channel_page

    It doesn't look like the origional video posted that started this thread... and this is not classical...
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    John You said, "As for its "validity", for...

    John

    You said, "As for its "validity", for want of a better word. No where on the site does it claim to teach this or that ryu-ha, so to that end they are not mis-representing themselves. They...
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    I agree, they look wonderful. Big deal. Koryu...

    I agree, they look wonderful. Big deal.

    Koryu doesn't have anything to do with being wonderfully talented, or effective, because many of the Koryu ryu-ha are archaic and not about modern...
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    classical swordsmanship (koryu) as it exists now...

    classical swordsmanship (koryu) as it exists now (today's gendai world) is about preservation of a system and linage. I do not think you can divorce this aspect of Japanese culture and classical...
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    It depends

    Are we speaking strictly “sports” application of Karate and BJJ and MMA?

    In this case I think Kit is spot on. But the rules hobble any system in a way, because rules limit both people in the...
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    The site is for "Martial Arts of Tucson" ...

    The site is for "Martial Arts of Tucson"

    From the site here is what they say about the Jujutsu which they claim incorporates Kenjutsu and Iaijustu as part of the method.

    "JuJutsu: Arts of...
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    Most Martial Arts are not "Martial"... LE and...

    Most Martial Arts are not "Martial"... LE and civilian selfdefense gun craft, now that's as martial as most non-military people get. It aint about self reflection, or becoming a better person, it's...
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    One more clip of a fast guy: ...

    One more clip of a fast guy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAFxgQmxbGI&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftgace%2Ewordpress%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F4%2F&feature=player_embedded

    Master level IPSC shooter. Notice the...
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    That's why I called the guy an IPSC shooter, and...

    That's why I called the guy an IPSC shooter, and mentioned his rig. Those guys have rigs designed to get the gun out fast, and many use custom made magazines if they are shooting a modified class....
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    Old school

    That guy is fast! All the competitive shooters in IPSC are fast like that...

    How about this: 6 rounds, reload, and six more rounds all in 2.9 seconds, and with a wheel gun!
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    A combination of light and movement would...

    A combination of light and movement would certainly disrupt his OODA loop and allow one to escape (always good to escape) or create a safe distance or initiate a self-defence technique.

    Be safe
  23. Poll: Mr. Delaney Thanks for the image of the...

    Mr. Delaney

    Thanks for the image of the skinny-leg hakama... but why did you cut this dude's head off? :)
  24. Poll: Quoted from the link " We've noticed that a...

    Quoted from the link

    " We've noticed that a few customers try on these pants and are confused as to why the one leg would be wider than the other. This is not a QC problem or a random error. The...
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    Just out of curiosity, how often do you have...

    Just out of curiosity, how often do you have these very common occurances resulting in death in the dojo where you train?

    I want to make sure I stay away. I think I would have a hard time buying...
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