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    god... that picture makes me almost cry every...

    god... that picture makes me almost cry every time I see it... :(

    Best,
    Brian James
  2. Thread: Faux Pas

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    When I did koryu kenjutsu, we did kumiuchujitsu.....

    When I did koryu kenjutsu, we did kumiuchujitsu.. which is armored grappling with a yori-doshi, an armor-piercing dagger. And we practice not straight out kicks but more or less stomps and shoves...
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    or a similar dimension bokken of either shiro...

    or a similar dimension bokken of either shiro kashi or a hardwood for heavy contact. something with a tsuka between 12" and 14" and blade length of 30" or over...

    thanks again

    Brian James
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    Looking to buy a Kingfisher Yanagi bokken..

    If any one has one in new to good condition.. I'll take it off your hands..

    looking to spend no more than $120.

    thank you in advance for any and all replies...

    Best,

    Brian James
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    there are several other versions with different...

    there are several other versions with different characters as well... let me see if I can find them...

    ahh yes.. here we go...

    http://images.popcornmonsters.com/1211.jpg
    ...
  6. I thought the sphere was dictated by your...

    I thought the sphere was dictated by your weapon....??

    we are taught that once the enemys kissaki enters our sphere, he can be attacked or struck.

    Correct me if I am wrong but I thought you...
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    hhhmm.....

    That is strange that they deleted your post....usually they are very open and friendly.

    As to the swords being sold at Bugei (orchid,bushido,tiger,kami-aka-Guardian Warrior)
    those swords are sold...
  8. Thread: Outdoor vs Indoor

    by Jin
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    hah!...thats nothing....!!:D

    since our Ryu is not like others in the sense that you go and pay a fee for the sensei to teach you, my Sensei accepts students based on their personality and an individual as a whole, much like the...
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    these are all excellent replies and I would like...

    these are all excellent replies and I would like to thank everybody in advance for their time. :D

    I think I will do both..... I would like to make one but I will buy a Kingfisher first as an...
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    I have looked there....

    but I couldn't find any prices. I guess I could call and ask for a quote. Any one have an idea of how much a Kingfisher hickory naginata would cost..?

    thanks for the replies

    Brian
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    Thank you :D

    Sweet! and forgive me for forgetting, I have been here before, but its been a long time.

    Some questions though...

    Have you or or anyone else used their products...? Specificaly the wooden...
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    I am looking for a good naginata for kumitachi...

    I am looking for a good naginata for kumitachi nad kirikaish (sp?) We do lots of wood on wood contact and sparring so density and impact resistance are paramount. Something along the lines of a 6'...
  13. Thread: Monouchi question

    by Jin
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    From what my Sensei teaches us, the monouchi...

    From what my Sensei teaches us, the monouchi encompasses the whole top third of the blade, including kissaki.

    Jin
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