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  1. As others with a lot more experience have stated,...

    As others with a lot more experience have stated, it's there!!! At this point I would say focus on what your working on!!! Later you will develop the skill sets and as you contine you will be exposed...
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    To be honest I can not tell you, it is not my...

    To be honest I can not tell you, it is not my ryuha. Again could be show connection, could show that it was passed down through clan and associated members! Best source is to ask a member w/ in the...
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    That's because you need check location of origin!...

    That's because you need check location of origin! The old province name was Higo ie modern day Kumamoto on Kyushu! Hosokawa
    was the ruling family for that area! So group is saying that this line/...
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    Was looking @ that website last night!!! They...

    Was looking @ that website last night!!! They have a branch in Yokohama area!!! Might be worth a look!!!
  5. Thread: Hello, E-Budo

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    Welcome back!!! Glad your enjoying Aikido!!!...

    Welcome back!!! Glad your enjoying Aikido!!! Aikido has blade work in it but it is taught from Aikido persepictive!!!
    That's not bad, however if you really want to learn sword work then you need to...
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    Can't really suggest anything other then, relax,...

    Can't really suggest anything other then, relax, tuck and role!!!! My Sempai and Sensei tend to do more of half side role, w/ going a little more to either side!!! My style is tight roll, come up...
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    You missed the point of my question, Tokyo is a...

    You missed the point of my question, Tokyo is a big city w/ many good dojo, Sensei and style!!! The more info we have the easier we can find something!!! Ie oh okay your at shinjuku, there is this...
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    First focus on the where you want to live, then...

    First focus on the where you want to live, then figure out how you are going to support yourself and what type of visa and for how long/ can you renew it!!! Once your set with that and know for sure...
  9. Thread: Tom Clancy RIP

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    Tom Clancy RIP

    Can't believe it, still in shock Tom Clancy just passed away!!! Grew up reading a bunch of his books!!!
    RIP!!!
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    Mine is a modern shinken I got here in Japan from...

    Mine is a modern shinken I got here in Japan from a friend of my Sensei. Slightly longer then standard blade.
    Perfect balance, changed menuki on it to full moon/ crescent moon. Some time might...
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    Hallaluha!!!! Thank you Budo gods!!!! Hope we can...

    Hallaluha!!!! Thank you Budo gods!!!! Hope we can keep her
    Up and running!!!!
  12. Wanted to add my condonlances and wish his family...

    Wanted to add my condonlances and wish his family and friends well as they honor him.His spirit lives on in the people he has touched with his presence and those that he has taught w/ in the martial...
  13. Thread: Adapting Koryu

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    Johan, really all it is a open mind and being...

    Johan, really all it is a open mind and being able to give and take. Understanding the other culture and adding what you think are positive parts of that culture and sharing in turn your own. A good...
  14. Thread: Adapting Koryu

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    As Ellis stated very well. It shouldn`t be a...

    As Ellis stated very well. It shouldn`t be a problem unless the person brings that baggage with them. When in Rome do as the romes do. It is a phrase that many people should remember when they are...
  15. Thread: Adapting Koryu

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    Just from reading the few examples in Ellis`s...

    Just from reading the few examples in Ellis`s books/ articles I can only wonder;) 7yrs in and I haven`t even had anything as close as what Ellis has written about his time in Japan:cry::D:D
    I...
  16. Thread: with sadness

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    I am sorry for your loss and the loss within the...

    I am sorry for your loss and the loss within the Budo community. Condolences to the kagita family, his students, and friends. Its in our heart and mind that we keep those that have gone before us...
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    Hey Fred, good question. Got a friend over here...

    Hey Fred, good question. Got a friend over here that does the western style fencing. I`ll try to pm him and see if I can get him to check around. Thanks for the congrads:D
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    Hey Scott, Congrads again and looks like it was...

    Hey Scott,
    Congrads again and looks like it was a wonderful opening night! Glad that there was so much support and that so many different wonderful styles, teachers, and students could come togther...
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    Yeah, just looking at picts on news......... its...

    Yeah, just looking at picts on news......... its like wow doesn`t even cut it..... Just glad this wasn`t during training time.
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    My wishes and prayers go out to those that have...

    My wishes and prayers go out to those that have been affected by the earthquake and tsunamis. Lucky so far in that those that I know in the Kanto area are safe. Was in quake myself although was a...
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    Guy, Just basing this on my personal experience....

    Guy, Just basing this on my personal experience. Did high school and college exchange in Kyushu area. Kumamoto and Nagasaki respectively. Didn`t do too much budo during that period too much messing...
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    Just a couple of things I would recommend. A....

    Just a couple of things I would recommend.
    A. Check out www.koryu.com
    Has alot of good articles on what you are in store for if you want to train in a koryu.
    2nd work on getting the college...
  23. Rest in Peace Iwata Sensei! I had the...

    Rest in Peace Iwata Sensei!
    I had the opportunity to train with him and he was a wonderful teacher and man. I learned alot from the seminar I attended and I know that he was a inspiration and source...
  24. Sorry for intruding into the jujutsu thread. But...

    Sorry for intruding into the jujutsu thread. But if your interested in sword work and in the Boise area. Pm me and I can give you contack info for Kendo and Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido in Boise area. Just...
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    Another thing that I would add is take notes!!!...

    Another thing that I would add is take notes!!! Bring a note book to class, and write down notes and observations same thing after practice or on the train ride home;) I do this for both Iaido and...
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