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    What happened?

    I've got to admit that I got this thread when it started, I don't anymore. What was on page 1 a question on the "anatomy of a real fight" seems to have descended into my MA is bigger and tougher than...
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    A few alternatives

    Most of my esteemed friends here have already given some good advice, such as getting together with some other senior students. So I'm trying to think outside of the box here a little bit.

    1) Do...
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    Thanks

    Wow! Thanks for all of these responses. I will take some time to work my way through them and research my own geographical area a little more however these points are a greater starting point.
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    Understanding UK Judo

    I wonder if anyone out there could help me, I currently study JuJutsu and am interested in perhaps looking to take up Judo to aid my development however my experience of finding martial art...
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    Poll: Returning to the ACTUAL question

    Many posts have made a similar point however the actual scenario was "The instructor in a kids Tai Chi class". Hence if any of this sort of thing was being done to my (theoretical) child by an...
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    Poll: Documented imlies undocumented

    Quite reasonable: statisticians refer to this as type 1 and type 2 errors, e.g. how many guilty criminals go free to minimise imprisoning an innocent person.

    This is after all about risk...
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    Poll: Couple of points

    Firstly obviously risk aversion as a reason to stop training works ceteris parabus however this assumption does require substitues. These substitutes do require their own risk calculation and it is...
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    Cage fight !!!!

    Cool.
    In my world Jessica Simpson was married to Kelly Brook.
    Mmmmmmmmm
    Where's the jelly, where's the jelly.....

    I feel dirty....but good.
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    Monster

    Greaves, you've created a monster....please let people get on with their work
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    Clarification

    Hector,
    Could I just ask you to clarify your last post?
    1) I understand you to have said that punches kicks etc have to be tested in "sparring" (I put it in inverted commas because I know a...
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    Useful Site

    This is one of the reasons why I love internet forums. Come for the martial arts...stay for the development of your understanding of your own job.

    Some members may find the following web site...
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    Excellent Post

    An excellent post Chris.

    Would it be ok if I kept a copy saved for my own use, I'm a school teacher and find much of what has been said here is just as true (with careful adjustment) as for the...
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    Attention Span

    Wow, really good thread.
    I'm not an expert on ADD/ADHD by any stretch of the imagination. However from my (non MA) teaching experience, most students with this disorder get into significantly higher...
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    Thanks

    Been away, hence my silence in reply.

    Soldering iron seems a good way, I'll give it a try.

    Did think about the meaning of my name, but it seemed a bit poncy for me (whilst marking with foreign...
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    Marking Wooden Weapons & Kanji

    Does anyone have any advice on how to mark wooden weapons: boken, bo and hanbo with your name. Like many people I've experienced training with large groups in seminars, where you put your tools down...
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    Many thanks

    Thanks for taking the time to paste the links Joe.

    As well as the information, I've also learnt the mantra:
    "Always use the e-budo search function"

    With thanks
    Duncan Bowdler
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    Sorry I had some technical problems when I posted...

    Sorry I had some technical problems when I posted this thread and ended up doing it twice, could the moderator please delete one. Unless there's a way I can do it myself?

    Duncan Bowdler
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    Jiu-Jitsu Combat Tricks

    I recently had a book called Jiu-Jitsu Combat Tricks, Japanese Feats of Attack and Defence in Personal Encounter by Hancock, H. Irving printed in 1905, passed onto me by a friend at work. The book...
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    Hitting the nail on the head.

    Thanks Joe,
    That answers the absolute context that had been puzzling me. There just had to be something generating a rationale for such a movement, clearly Japanese Militarism and Dept. Education...
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    Thanks for this info guys, very interesting. ...

    Thanks for this info guys, very interesting.

    If I may summarise my understanding, what I think we're saying is:

    1) Kano had a significant grounding in JuJutsu, sufficient to be taken seriously...
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    Thanks for this, my source had suggested that his...

    Thanks for this, my source had suggested that his JuJutsu was limited. "Some" Jujutsu, whilst relatively unquantifiable does make the situation make a bit more sense. It didn't seem right that Kano...
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    JuJutsu Masters & the development of Judo

    I have recently been reading about the development of Judo. As far as I can tell, Judo developed by a number of JuJutsu masters working along side Kano.

    It seems strange to me that a group of...
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