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  1. Ambiguity is huge when trying to make the gear...

    Ambiguity is huge when trying to make the gear change from cooperative to competitive/non-consensual combatives training.

    One of the best--and really the only safe/reliable--methods that I've...
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    Is this really how this thread is going to go?

    Is this really how this thread is going to go?
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    The discussion of the militarization of police...

    The discussion of the militarization of police is, by and large, gear-centric because it is easier to see the APC, the level III plate carriers, the M4s, etc. and be aghast than it is to talk about...
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    Koryu jujutsu would be the bee's knees. Kenjutsu...

    Koryu jujutsu would be the bee's knees. Kenjutsu would also. Sogo budo, and I'd about die.
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    Koryu in & around New Orleans, LA

    Looking for a dojo somewhere in the NOLA area.
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    The breakdown on this topic is, to me, a rehash...

    The breakdown on this topic is, to me, a rehash of the -do vs -jutsu debate. If what someone is looking for is an isolated practice of great concentration, repeatability, zen-like focus, etc. long...
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    The best vocabulary for describing the mindset...

    The best vocabulary for describing the mindset for fighting that I've ever found was in classical japanese martial arts. They separated mindset into various sub-terms. Do some looking around at the...
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    Kit, Great thread. All of the Force on...

    Kit,

    Great thread.

    All of the Force on Force training I've done has used a conceptual framework of the Proactive vs. Reactive fight. I am curious how much of what you teach centers around this...
  9. I work in EMS, and our demands are different from...

    I work in EMS, and our demands are different from LE. There is some crossover.

    For 'training for a fight', I try and get as statistically close to reality as possible. As other posters have...
  10. Sometimes the aggressor-defender scenarios end...

    Sometimes the aggressor-defender scenarios end without the aggressor attacking. Primarily, we work defending from the initial onslaught. The main point here being able to recognize combative,...
  11. Do you practice threat assessment/decision...

    Do you practice threat assessment/decision making/reasonable (and legal) force articulation in your self defense practice?

    Yes and no. We will have periodic breaks in training and analyze how a...
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    Thanks for the reply. The Israelis have quite...

    Thanks for the reply.

    The Israelis have quite of a bit of skin in the game, as it were, and significant exposure risk. It makes sense that they are on the leading edge of PTSD study.

    To a...
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    Mr. Covington, that book looks like exactly the...

    Mr. Covington, that book looks like exactly the kind of thing that I am trying to find.

    Mr. Amdur, is mikkyo a sect or type of buddhism or a single rite or act from esoteric buddhism? Or, yes? I...
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    Koryu & PTSD

    A friend of mine was asking me about PTSD and traditional Japanese martial arts.

    I am curious what training there is extent in koryu curriculum which addresses the idea of PTSD. People are...
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    I am wondering where something like Hakko-Ryu /...

    I am wondering where something like Hakko-Ryu / Hakko Denshin Ryu falls into this discussion.

    After training at a Hakko Denshin Ryu dojo for a bit - populated pretty extensively with cops who...
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    RE: what modern training is lacking insofar as...

    RE: what modern training is lacking insofar as what Kit / Nathan / Christopher Covington has said on the subject, as I know zero about what modern military / LE training is like.
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    I am curious in all of this what you all would...

    I am curious in all of this what you all would line out as the most salient points of koryu adaptable to modern application.

    Batto / iai would seem, as Kit has said, to have a measure of...
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    Heiho Kadensho by Yagyu Munenori offers some...

    Heiho Kadensho by Yagyu Munenori offers some pretty zen-influenced vocabulary for mindset as far as swordsmanship is concerned. It is dense and abstract. In order to codify portions of what he...
  19. Anything koryu-esque in the Cleveland, OH area?

    Looking for something in the Cleveland, Ohio area.

    Any suggestions?
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    a throw in

    Regarding packs and loads of combat troops:

    A good friend of mine was an active duty Recon operator for the USMC. He served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. We spoke at length about...
  21. Sword-wielding Hopkins student kills intruder

    Go go Samurai Sword

    Methinks he just cut down and the other guy held his hand up to save himself (and failed). Egads.

    Not sure if this is bad budo, personal protection, or just weird...
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    While the kata of some koryu were likely updated...

    While the kata of some koryu were likely updated regularly to benefit from experience and changes in the trends of warfare or materials of war, whence this adaptive drive from regular warfare ceased...
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    I also agree with Mr. Lawrence's hypothesis. ...

    I also agree with Mr. Lawrence's hypothesis. From what I have experienced of gendai jujutsu and judo influenced throwing, this particular kind of throw (learned as a 'cartwheel throw' in the dojo I...
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    I realize that I will be contributing to thread...

    I realize that I will be contributing to thread drift with this... But as a consummate Romanophile I have to weigh in on the side of the Big Red Killing Machine.

    The battle of the Teutoberg Wald...
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    Mr. Abrams: I am not of the Aikido community...

    Mr. Abrams:

    I am not of the Aikido community and do not feel right commenting directly on it. My more serious and lengthy experience is limited to MMA. Martial arts always has a certain dark...
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