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    HNIR and Kageryu Seminars North America

    Ontario Seminar 29/30 June - Calgary Seminar 6/7 July

    Dai Ju Ni Soke HINR Kajiya Takanori will lead the Ontario Seminar.

    Dai Ju Ni Shihan Kage Ryu - Dai Ju Ichi Menkyo HNIR - Colin...
  2. Thread: where to begin

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    Well first of all it would depend on where you...

    Well first of all it would depend on where you live and the availability of a dojo that teaches sword arts such as Iaido or Batto Jutsu. Normally one starts these arts and afterwards buys a blade...
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    Due to the sword arts entering peaceful times...

    Due to the sword arts entering peaceful times many methods such as stabbing and throwing have fallen by the wayside. I teach and practice two ryu that use kodachi. One of them uses throwing...
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    Well if you are not generating power from tanden...

    Well if you are not generating power from tanden and koshi to cut sitting or standing I am really at loss to figure out what kind of sword work you do. In Japan "everything' is powered by the...
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    A number of reasons. Because they have...

    A number of reasons. Because they have incorporated etiquette into sword work. Particularly with indoor training and embu.

    Things seem to have taken a strange turn of events over the years with...
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    Hi there. Well tameshigiri is not really the...

    Hi there. Well tameshigiri is not really the purpose of the sword arts. It's facet to test both the skill of the user and test the quality of the blade he is using. So I guess you just removed one of...
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    stefsamurai, I have a lifetime of doing both...

    stefsamurai, I have a lifetime of doing both gendai and koryu. Reaching a high yudasha level in more than one gendai. Holding a license in one koryu and being the actual head of another.

    There is...
  8. Thread: Dojo in Toronto

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    I am regular visitor to teach at Guelph...

    I am regular visitor to teach at Guelph University. Taylor Sensei more or less runs Jodo in Canada as well as teaching Iaido.
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    Yes I did see them once and saw they were delving...

    Yes I did see them once and saw they were delving into Taisha Ryu. I think the connection is with Yatsushiro (Kumamoto).
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    Bradford Pomeroy in Saga does Suio-ryu. You wont...

    Bradford Pomeroy in Saga does Suio-ryu. You wont find legit Kageryu. The Hombu moved when I left Saga. The main practitioner in Japan lives in Osaka.
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    This gleaned from another group: Chris Parker...

    This gleaned from another group: Chris Parker I've tried to ask them (Shingen Ryu) about their history before, as there is scant information on anything they publicly offer... they didn't seem to...
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    I can also find nothing online. This does not...

    I can also find nothing online. This does not mean that it does not have credentials. My own school is on the net for members only. But I would be cautious on this one. Being Japanese or having a...
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    Few wasted movements now. An excellent sense of...

    Few wasted movements now. An excellent sense of timing and ma-ai. Some things you learn only come with age. No limits, train until you drop (you drop quicker).

    My seiza is better than ever...
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    So how old would he be now?

    So how old would he be now?
  15. Well many waza consist of cuts made with hara...

    Well many waza consist of cuts made with hara that stop a centimeter from the ground. Even with a wooden weapon you 'will' suffer serious injury, even death as a result. How fast and how hard one...
  16. Well as a member of the ryu perhaps I can answer...

    Well as a member of the ryu perhaps I can answer all your questions:

    Musashi had many duels. Towards the end of his dueling period he found a wooden weapon to be more than proficient. Add to this...
  17. Hyoho Niten Ichiryu and Battojutsu Kageryu Seminars in Canada

    http://seidokai.ca/kageryu-seminar.html
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    I was wondering why I cant see a dividing line...

    I was wondering why I cant see a dividing line between the plain shinogi and hamon? As you say some sort of damascus pattern. The whole thing forged and tempered as one with no variation between...
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    Hi Stu, I have used some very hard woods but...

    Hi Stu,

    I have used some very hard woods but we have far too much hard contact. They carbonise after a while and snap. Best one yet for us is Ipe. Thing is our weapons area lot thinner and more...
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    Okimitsu Fujii Sensei

    The passing of a father to British Kendo and Iaido

    Okimitsu Fujii Sensei Rest in Peace.
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    I know what a densho is. I have densho. Densho...

    I know what a densho is. I have densho. Densho are seldom hereditary. Details of waza are never written in densho. That's the whole idea. Teach a student physically and spiritually and giver him a...
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    You can classify them any way you want but your...

    You can classify them any way you want but your licence will state otherwise. As I already mentioned I use a shoto as a tanto. Does it really matter what they are called? Do you actually declare this...
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    I am sorry but it clears nothing up. You have...

    I am sorry but it clears nothing up. You have added total confusion and mixed up swordsmiths terms with the mountings.

    When a blade is forged and registered and licenced under the juto ho it falls...
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    A rising cut does not necessarily follow the kesa...

    A rising cut does not necessarily follow the kesa line. Simply known as kiriage. That goes for a cut from high to diagonal as well. Only specific ryu follow the kesa line.
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    What it usually means to be senior in Japan is...

    What it usually means to be senior in Japan is that you have to live there. If you are a senior and not there it means you are a senior somewhere else. In my dojo seniors clean the floor like...
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