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    (continued from the above post) The Shushigaku...

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    The Shushigaku school introduced a theory in Japanese thought. In particular, it analysed reality in terms of the dynamic between ‘configuration’ or ‘principle’...
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    Just as a little note, I have read through most...

    Just as a little note, I have read through most of this thread, and personally I think that discussion of something like ki requires an understanding of too many other Japanese concepts such as in,...
  3. Well after seeing this thread I thought I would...

    Well after seeing this thread I thought I would try it. From my knowledge of bo i found that the shoto was fine, infact it seemed to help with making sure my body was aligned. However, once daisho...
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    Regarding breathing I have practiced several...

    Regarding breathing I have practiced several exercises both before and after budo. Breathing before a session oxygenates your blood, muscles and brain which puts you in a good situation for training....
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    lol Nice. Lawrence fisher

    lol

    Nice.

    Lawrence fisher
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    Hi there and thanks for your response. I...

    Hi there and thanks for your response.

    I completely agree completely, he not only avoided answering most of my questions, but he didn't make any attempt at making his response to my questions...
  7. I have had many moments training that really just...

    I have had many moments training that really just stand out for many reasons, such as a particularly exceptional instructor, a perfectly timed movement where both myself and my training partner were...
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    Sword ban in the UK

    Hi there.

    As most of you probably know, there has been a ban on "Samurai swords" in the UK. Well I sent an email to the Home Office regarding the sword ban and a little problem I have, today I got...
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    Decisiveness

    If its one thing that we all suffer with at some point in time its making decisions. We all reach points where we have to make a decission that could impact on our life.

    This is one thing that...
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    I take a slightly different view with regard this...

    I take a slightly different view with regard this situation. Let me explain.

    First of all it appears to me that you are a kyu grade and train under the guidence of a dan grade. If this is the case...
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    what the founders would think

    Hi there.

    I was chatting with a friend of mine the other day about the different fighting arts from around the world both old and new. The topic of UFC came up and I thought this was quite an...
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    Hi there. In general i have a few issues here....

    Hi there.

    In general i have a few issues here. First of all, I think it is great to have ambitions and goals for your children, but I really think it should be down to them showing an interest in...
  13. Personally I think that it is more essential to...

    Personally I think that it is more essential to break the composure of your adversary. Ideally to the point that everything ceases and violence doesn't happen.

    But, to break the composure of your...
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    I agree that Kata guruma can be found in koyru...

    I agree that Kata guruma can be found in koyru systems and it is more than likely that Kano had previously been exposed to a variety of waza that were similar to the kata guruma found in the Kodokan....
  15. Hi there. Was doing a similar hunt because I...

    Hi there.

    Was doing a similar hunt because I am planning on going up for one of the days myself and will be taking a couple of my students with me. From what I can tell there is a brief summary of...
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