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  1. Full, real name in the signature block is also...

    Full, real name in the signature block is also the custom here. You might say it is a tradition that has been around since the forum began, and, though it wasn't hidden in the form of a dance, it can...
  2. So, should the Art adapt to include "better"...

    So, should the Art adapt to include "better" self-defence advice? Should instructors be willing to warn participants of the shortcomings and address what is meant by "self-defence" within the context...
  3. Thanks Jan. I read the article. It pretty much...

    Thanks Jan. I read the article. It pretty much sums up my views on the matter. I know enough now, to know that I know very little about defending myself... but even less about what women should do to...
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    Dirk, I haven't logged on here for a while and...

    Dirk, I haven't logged on here for a while and I've only just read your post. The extended version of the hospital adventure is a gripping yarn with all the details described delightfully. As...
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    The thread from a few years ago is this one. "Fun...

    The thread from a few years ago is this one. "Fun with Mr Abacha"

    Much fun was had at the expense of the scammers, but it was an education for us all. And amazingly, it was more than a decade ago!
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    Hi Jame, long time no see, how're kids, etc. ...

    Hi Jame, long time no see, how're kids, etc.

    Very nice to see that Shorinji Kempo is alive and applying foot pressure to tender places up in the frozen northern extremities. Does this mean that...
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    Many years ago, I was enjoying a class in...

    Many years ago, I was enjoying a class in Shorinji Kempo and we used a lot of Japanese terminology. I decided to take evening classes in the language and it was a lot of fun. I had a reason to learn...
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    Problems with Search function

    Hi Mods

    I was just using the Search Function to try and dig up any old posts that referred to "hoi" in "Shorinji Kempo" and I struggled to get the Seach menu to appear. By clicking on "Advanced...
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    I have so little to offer on...

    <brief interlude>
    I have so little to offer on this thread (and let's face it, most others on E-Budo), but I am so grateful for those who take the time to add to the sharing of knowledge. Without an...
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    Yes, don't be shinai, just be bogu and tell us...

    Yes, don't be shinai, just be bogu and tell us what you think. Kiai wouldn't want you tabi holding back or anything.



    .. I'll get my coat....
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    I see what you did there! :D

    I see what you did there!
    :D
  12. I had thought of Albert Einstein... or Prof...

    I had thought of Albert Einstein... or Prof Stephen Hawking... then I asked my kids to come up with someone - anyone - who was famous in their field and whose advice would be valued... my kids came...
  13. Thread: Hello

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    Hi Thomas Things are a little quiet at the...

    Hi Thomas

    Things are a little quiet at the moment, but over the last ten years or so, a great deal has been discussed and debated. If you don't see much activity, you could always spent a fruitful...
  14. Thomas, before you do anything else, look up...

    Thomas, before you do anything else, look up Ellis Amdur. Then read again everything that he has written above.

    It is a bit like meeting a woman in a cafe and asking her about this thing called...
  15. A lot of the early reports were subject to...

    A lot of the early reports were subject to inaccuracies (many of the headlines referred to "Marines"), so it is good to find a WIKI page has collected the verified facts together. From there, it...
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    He was banned from Budoseek for refusing to...

    He was banned from Budoseek for refusing to comply with their Real Name rule. That may be the case here, but I do not know. He seemed to be familiar with being banned.
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    .. which featured clips from "Shorinji Kempo...

    .. which featured clips from "Shorinji Kempo" (1976), (released in the West as "The Killing Machine"), and also the BBC documentary "The Way of the Warrior" (1983). I can't read the banner on Hombu's...
  18. Very well put, Fernando.

    Very well put, Fernando.
  19. What is important in a leader/teacher?

    Dirk says


    There are so many ways to explore this question. Comparisons of various Arts and their Founders, comparisons between Bujutsu and Budo, Sports Organisations or militia. I guess you have...
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    I have mistakenly activated a "Like" function on...

    I have mistakenly activated a "Like" function on the post of Mr cxt. It was intended to be a "high five", or a :wave:, but it ended up with a public display of affection that I'm not comfortable...
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    Taikai at Budokan anyone?

    The ever enthusiastic Bing translator managed to get this gem;


    There are possibly more ordinary and sensible ways to phrase that. It comes from somewhere in here
  22. Ooooh. Controversy. If the "fight" starts...

    Ooooh. Controversy.

    If the "fight" starts getting physical, with no other options available, then my money is on the person who is well-trained, well-practiced, experienced with physical contact....
  23. Nope, just one of my pretentious statements of...

    Nope, just one of my pretentious statements of know-it-all (while knowing nothing).

    For the record, the figures have grown a bit since then, but the ratio is similar. Would it be fair to make the...
  24. I came across this by chance. It is Lazarus time...

    I came across this by chance. It is Lazarus time for an eleven year old thread raised and abandoned on April Fool's Day 2004.
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    Having read a few threads on here over the years...

    Having read a few threads on here over the years I have learned one or two things.

    Sometimes people who know the most, say the least. Sometimes those who know the least, speak the loudest. I tend...
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