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    I would say it is a yes to both your questions....

    I would say it is a yes to both your questions. To most westerners there seems to be a notion of a warrior code that specifies everything right down to how a warrior went to the bathroom.
    The truth...
  2. Thread: Mark Feigenbaum

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    Wow, just wow. So sad to hear the news.

    Wow, just wow. So sad to hear the news.
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    Sorry for the confusion, I meant I think the...

    Sorry for the confusion, I meant I think the opposite of what you thought I meant. Which means I agree. Does that make sense? LoL.
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    I'm glad you brought that up! I think the...

    I'm glad you brought that up! I think the opposite. My background is in judo and jujutsu, and you know what? When I sit down and really think about everything I've learned, I wonder why the hell I...
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    This thread is really going as well as I had...

    This thread is really going as well as I had hoped, thanks for the input guys.
    Chris: with regards to mastery, my thinking of the term "mastery" is actually opposite to what you said. I don't think...
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    Thanks for the responses guys, there's a number...

    Thanks for the responses guys, there's a number of good things there I'd like to discuss. If I have made any wrong assumptions, as I said, please correct me. Obviously I'm not an encyclopedia of...
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    On the shoulders of giants

    I have recently read "Lone Samurai - The Life of Miyamoto Musashi" and got to thinking on several different things.*

    Firstly, I have learned through my unfortunately brief experience in Buko ryu...
  8. Thread: Kendo Question

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    Thanks for all the responses guys, I'm definitely...

    Thanks for all the responses guys, I'm definitely going to give it a shot and your posts gave me some good insight. Much appreciated.

    PS Ben: Come now, we both know there is only one Buko ryu...
  9. Thread: Kendo Question

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    Kendo Question

    Hi guys, I am interested in giving kendo a shot and was wondering if you could help me out with some answers. Most of my training in swordwork to date has been of the informal variety through a...
  10. Thread: Moving to Japan

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    Hi Neil, I'll echo the other older and more...

    Hi Neil, I'll echo the other older and more esteemed members who said to not have too many expectations. I can say this because I am on the exact opposite end of the scale in that I came over...
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    Yowsa, with that kind of criteria even Dr Friday...

    Yowsa, with that kind of criteria even Dr Friday doesn't measure up!
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    Interesting question Inazuma, but I don't think...

    Interesting question Inazuma, but I don't think so. See, a sword requires physical skill of the entire body to use and use well. Rifle shooting, although somewhat similar to archery is just not the...
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    Thanks alot for the advice Elliot, those tips you...

    Thanks alot for the advice Elliot, those tips you gave me are very useful and I can definitely put them into practice if needed. Neil, I'll be in Toowoomba (sp?), I know it's a very large town by...
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    A little advice, if you please....

    Hi guys, I was hoping a few of the more experienced here could help me out with a slight dilemma I'm having. I have trained for 7 years in jujutsu (a modern style based on Tsutsumi Hozan) and for...
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    First 3 books were great, fourth stank.

    First 3 books were great, fourth stank.
  16. Thread: Highest Teachings

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    Amen to that

    Amen to that
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    No apology necessary at all Mr Gordon, had I...

    No apology necessary at all Mr Gordon, had I realised you were a vet I would have asked you that question also. Thanks for your insights into the religious aspects. it seems this whole issue is even...
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    Thanks for all your thoughts guy, it has been...

    Thanks for all your thoughts guy, it has been very helpful. The killology link was great too, I'm still reading through everything there. I think I'm gaining a greater understanding of the situation...
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    Thanks for the responses and links guys, I'll go...

    Thanks for the responses and links guys, I'll go away and have a read. Hopefully this starts a good discussion :)
  20. Thread: Highest Teachings

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    Highest Teachings

    Hey guys, I want to ask a question both as a budoka and a soldier. I know that the highest levels of koryu contain esoteric teachings, preparing a warrior mentally and spiritually for conflict in a...
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    Martial Arts in Melbourne

    Hi all you Aussies out there. I'm going to be based in the Watsonia suburb of Melbourne for quite some time next year and was wondering if you guys can recommend any good schools there. I'm after...
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    I'll give you some advice for someone who has...

    I'll give you some advice for someone who has been there and hasn't done that.
    I went to Japan late last year in the search for good training, but left after only a few weeks. Despite how much you...
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    Everything I've heard makes me not want to try...

    Everything I've heard makes me not want to try D&D. I'm still hooked on world of warcraft, so it isn't a big concern. Rogier, I hear good things about Vanguard, which is still in beta, have a look...
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    I think the biggest problem with defining what...

    I think the biggest problem with defining what exactly the word "warrior" means is our perception of things today. People tend to equate the word warrior with the activity of fighting instead of war....
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    A couple of questions

    I got to thinking about a couple of issues the other day, one was while I was shotting some arrows. For those bushi who were either on horseback or foot, when they ran out of arrows or the enemy...
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