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    See this thread for some sources....

    See this thread for some sources.
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    Mark, you (and others) might find my thread on...

    Mark, you (and others) might find my thread on Sprit of Aikido interesting. I tried to use Kisshomaru's book as a jumping off point for a similar thesis. :)
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    Yeah, what Ron said. The rear leg may be...

    Yeah, what Ron said. The rear leg may be 'full'/extended whatevah, but it's the forward foot/heel that the real power comes from. This concept has been emphasized by both Yanagi principles and...
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    Hey Dan, Iím assuming Iím the Chris in your...

    Hey Dan, Iím assuming Iím the Chris in your post? To be honest I havenít been lurking over here. E-budoís been so quiet the last year or so, I havenít even been stopping by lately. Kind of bums...
  5. Hmm, I can't find it. Just this post...

    Hmm, I can't find it. Just this post from march where you mention seeing him demonstrate and writing a letter to correct him about some terminology. You don't really imply in that post that you...
  6. When did you study with Ishiyama? I didn't know...

    When did you study with Ishiyama? I didn't know you studied with Russell. I will have to reprimand my ninjas for slacking off... ;)
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    Some Hsing-Yi doctrines also make this...

    Some Hsing-Yi doctrines also make this comparison. :D
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    Definitely rare, but do pay close attention to...

    Definitely rare, but do pay close attention to 0:38 on that youtube clip I just posted... ;)
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    Inspired to see more about "Taisha Ryu" from the...

    Inspired to see more about "Taisha Ryu" from the Yagyu/Itto thread, I found this clip.. Note the kata presented starting at 0:38. Yessir, that's some weird shanizzle...
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    Get a pen/pencil. Stand on one leg in the middle...

    Get a pen/pencil.
    Stand on one leg in the middle of the room.
    Drop said pen/pencil.
    It will bounce about.
    Pick up said pen/pencil without putting your other foot down.
    Rinse and repeat.

    :)
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    Thanks for those Aaron. Those are really clear...

    Thanks for those Aaron. Those are really clear and do a good job showing people your clear and no-nonsense teaching style.

    I didn't recognize Mat at first, in those videos. :)

    Good stuff!
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    If Aikiken generally refers to Saito's swordwork...

    If Aikiken generally refers to Saito's swordwork or swordwork influenced by him, so how can his aikiken be better than your average aikiken? Unless you were talking about his personal skill level...
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    Impossible, the guy was a wing-nut hack if ever I...

    Impossible, the guy was a wing-nut hack if ever I saw one... ;)
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    What would be Gareth's experiences with the JSA...

    What would be Gareth's experiences with the JSA community that would allow him to state objectively, "Phil Elmore starts out with a statement of the elitism of modern Japanese Sword Arts (JSA). It is...
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    Brian, that's kind of an odd statement to make,...

    Brian, that's kind of an odd statement to make, since Saito's Aikiken is kind of the 'gold standard', so to speak, on what Aikiken should look like and forms the basis for most other flavors of...
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    Oh Noes! The gi wearing dojo-dwelling samyereye...

    Oh Noes! The gi wearing dojo-dwelling samyereye wannabe's actually know more about LEO/lethal combatives than Dr. Eyebrow! What's to be done!

    This is exactly the reason that I don't feel it's...
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    The picture site we're looking at is Renato's...

    The picture site we're looking at is Renato's (Usagi). The 'shop of him with OSensei is a joke. ;)

    Could someone clear up what's 'telling' about the photo that Steve pointed to?

    I've...
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    eek, I wouldn't say they're 'fake' or 'fakers',...

    eek, I wouldn't say they're 'fake' or 'fakers', their waza looks pretty decent. I think it's unfortunate they had to puff up the resume so much.



    Ditto, if/when I ever make it to Brazil...
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    Anyone who says, "The story of our style, former...

    Anyone who says, "The story of our style, former ďKaze no Ryuu BugeiĒ, started in the Kamakura age - 1192 a.C. - 1333 a.C., with the shizen people, at that time living in the north of Japan, nearby...
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    You're still not getting it. New and different...

    You're still not getting it. New and different isn't koryu, period. Koryu doesn't mean good, gendai/goshin doesn't mean bad. It matters if they're old, if they're claiming to be old. Honestly I...
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    Agreed. Yay. You do sound like you have an...

    Agreed.


    Yay. You do sound like you have an axe to grind however.



    Who said anything about Japanese history? We were discussing modern hoplological concepts and criteria, and most of us...
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    I must have missed that, do you have any examples...

    I must have missed that, do you have any examples you'd like to cite?
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    I suspect you don't have any koryu shoes. ...

    I suspect you don't have any koryu shoes. :rolleyes:

    When I see a lot of techniques and mannerisms that define *other* fairly recognizable styles of budo and read a history that's a hoplologic...
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    People are critical of the (likely) false...

    People are critical of the (likely) false history. If the guy called it, Superfuntime Ryu and said that he made it all up, peeps would probably have no problem with it whatsoever. I think they've...
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    My vote is hodge-podge, but as others have said,...

    My vote is hodge-podge, but as others have said, it's well done. Watching the first video I kept thinking, "Eishin Ryu, TSKSR, Araki Ryu, oh look they've seen Kuroda, Yanagi, ah, back to Araki Ryu,...
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