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    Hi David, I'm pretty much with you on this...

    Hi David,

    I'm pretty much with you on this (and do enjoy your posts), but I don't quite understand why you used this paticular picture when you were stating that people should be able to reclaim...
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    There's a common sound to this interview which is...

    There's a common sound to this interview which is echoed by many of the top BJJ guys but sadly it's a message which is often missed by many because of the general (not entirely unwarranted)...
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    Hi Kit, Thanks for posting this one -not got...

    Hi Kit,

    Thanks for posting this one -not got time to watch at the moment but I'm looking forward to doing so; no doubt it would have passed me by without your post.

    All the Best,
    William
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    A Patient in Time

    A Patient in Time: Jojutsu by John Robinson

    Hi,

    Has anyone here read this book (I haven't myself)? Any reviews to offer? I'm just wondering whether anyone can offer a more thorough review than...
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    Hi Jason, I'm not quite sure what this...

    Hi Jason,

    I'm not quite sure what this sentence means (maybe it's an American-English translation issue) but I'm glad to see that you're still here and have come through what appears to have been...
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    Hi, The Armouries are apparently running a...

    Hi,

    The Armouries are apparently running a regular update throughout the day: @Royal_Armouries on Twitter.

    Best Wishes,
    William
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    Royal Armouries Seminar February

    Hi,

    Just a quick heads-up for anyone in the UK who's interested in Japanese swords: the Royal Armouries in Leeds are holding a one day seminar on the Japanese sword (making/history etc) on the...
  8. Thread: Power Web(?)

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    ...and now, I feel like a total idiot. After...

    ...and now, I feel like a total idiot.

    After several fruitless internet searches I've finally found it -powerweb; one word. Why didn't I think of that before?

    All the Best,
    William
  9. Thread: Power Web(?)

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    Power Web(?)

    Hi,

    I'm looking for some help here.

    A few years ago (mid/late eighties I think) an English guy -who was a student of the Ishikawa Goju school developed a hand strengthening device which I think...
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    Hi, Depending on who we believe, Arthur...

    Hi,

    Depending on who we believe, Arthur Skargill was a judo man (in some instances it's claimed that he had attained Shodan) and a boxer; Or, he wasn't! I've never seen any doubt as to his boxing,...
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    Hi, No idea as to the answer to your question,...

    Hi,

    No idea as to the answer to your question, but I do remember reading an interview with one of the top Sayoc Kali guys a few years ago, who, on being questioned about their own particular brand...
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    Hi Sean, I don't have the inside knowledge to...

    Hi Sean,

    I don't have the inside knowledge to comment on the political aspects (although there are plenty of guy's who seem to know all about these things). I'm only going by memory but it may be...
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    Of course, while it's plainly not what you're...

    Of course, while it's plainly not what you're after, there's Jak Othman's Silat school near by. Now if I was moving to Malaysia I think that Silat would be getting the greater part of my training...
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    Hi, Absolutely no personal experience of him,...

    Hi,

    Absolutely no personal experience of him, however, is this not the same guy that was also teaching one or two of the Takamatsu-den arts (via the Ueno/Kaminaga Shigemi line)?

    Regards,...
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    For clarity, the archive was bequeathed a couple...

    For clarity, the archive was bequeathed a couple of years AGO, not limited in content to a 'couple of years'.

    Missed the deadline for editing.

    William
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    Hi Eugene, Have you checked out the articles...

    Hi Eugene,

    Have you checked out the articles (most notably by Graham Noble) in the old (Terry O'Neills) Fighting Arts Magazine? While they may not be specific to your school's own lineage they do...
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    Hi, yeah, I fully understand where you're coming...

    Hi, yeah, I fully understand where you're coming from on that one. I did wonder after my original post whether it would simply have been best not to ask.

    Could be a bit of a mine field in the...
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    Hi, Fair point. But the 'students' appear to...

    Hi,

    Fair point. But the 'students' appear to be learning in a sort of systematized manner hence my question. there's really no mileage to be gained in this one but curiosity being what it is...
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    Hi, For clarity, in using the term 'Karate'...

    Hi,

    For clarity, in using the term 'Karate' here I'm referring to whatever generic/specific art other than ninjutsu that he would have been teaching in the early '50's.

    Best Wishes,
    William
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    So, Can anyone name any of the white clad...

    So,

    Can anyone name any of the white clad trainees learning to walk on the sides of their feet? I'm thinking that this is his 'Karate' class, maybe just doing a 'one off' publicity shoot to help...
  21. Thread: Jo/Bokken Bags

    by derobec
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    Hi, 'Nine Circles' do a nice range -I have one...

    Hi,

    'Nine Circles' do a nice range -I have one of their bags, was very good value for money.

    Regards,
    William
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    It took me a while to get around to purchasing a...

    It took me a while to get around to purchasing a copy and as long to then find the time to read it, but well worth the wait. A very enjoyable book.

    Thanks,
    William
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    Totally the opposite to the service which I...

    Totally the opposite to the service which I received when I made a purchase a year or so ago.

    That said, it's no excuse for shoddy practice.

    However, although I only met Quentin Ball once,...
  24. I'd still go the route of moving first. After...

    I'd still go the route of moving first. After all, if you've any common sense you're not going to stay in a town where you have no ties if you don't like the place. That's the first obstacle, find...
  25. Just a pity he 'missed'. I don't care what anyone...

    Just a pity he 'missed'. I don't care what anyone says, if someone goes out of their way to attack you, your partner and family then they should be prepared to 'take a bit' as well.

    Although what...
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