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    Thanks John, I'll give it a try. BTW to get...

    Thanks John, I'll give it a try.

    BTW to get back on topic, I'd like to see Ama pull it off as well.


    Cheers,

    Dan
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    Hi John, I am in Toronto and subscribe to...

    Hi John,

    I am in Toronto and subscribe to Rogers Cable. I have always had problems getting the secondary audio feed on NHK (channel 607 on Rogers). I don't know if its just me and my pea brain...
  3. Thread: Taiga dramas

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    I'm a fan!

    I've watched the last two series and thoroughly enjoyed them. i only wish there were more English sub-titled movies prduced by NHK available from JAPANTV.

    Dan
  4. Thread: Hakata Dolls

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    Kevin, Thanks for the info, I'll check in and...

    Kevin,

    Thanks for the info, I'll check in and see what they have.

    Kim,

    I sent you an email. I don't know why I didin't ask you first - I can be a little dim sometimes. :)

    Neil,
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    Hakata Dolls

    I have been trying to find Hakata Dolls of various martial art themes (i.e. Aikido, Jodo, Iaido etc) but have had very little luck. I've spoken to dometic importers who have tried their suppliers in...
  6. Jon, I too enjoy Japan TV programming. When...

    Jon,

    I too enjoy Japan TV programming. When are the Judo and Kendo Championships televised?


    Dan.
  7. Peter, Could you please keep us abreast of the...

    Peter,

    Could you please keep us abreast of the treatment routine that eastern medicine prescribes for your knee? I for one am interested in seeing how the eastern doctors go about dealing with...
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    Bryn, There are at least two yoshinkan Aikido...

    Bryn,

    There are at least two yoshinkan Aikido clubs in London. Both are affiliated to the Yoshinkan Hombu in Japan through the IYAF (International Yoshinkan Aikido Federation). Jamie Sheppard is...
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    Poll: Does this line of reasoning extend to all...

    Does this line of reasoning extend to all activities that carry a potential risk? While I understand that this scenario is constructed in a very deliberate way, I find this "risk aversion" mentality...
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    Then surely you are familiar with Market...

    Then surely you are familiar with Market Research. Is there a firm around that can do some for you. Or better yet an University or College with a businerss program may have a consulting service you...
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    Thanks!

    John,

    Thanks for the site reference. Once I read your post I remembered visiting this site. I just forgot to make note of it.
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    Hi Ed, I'm looking for Japanese name patches...

    Hi Ed,

    I'm looking for Japanese name patches (katagana). I know a while ago, while surfing the web I found a site that offered name patches but as usual I forgot to bookmark the page. I know you...
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    Iaido Name Patches

    Hi,

    I practice both Iaido and Jodo and am interested in obtaining an embroidered name patch to wear on my gi top. Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I can order one from? I'd prefer...
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    John, Just so that you don't think you are...

    John,

    Just so that you don't think you are alone in feeling the way you do, I also find myselft at times having to exercise a great degree of self-control when dealing with people like this. In...
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    Thanks to all for your input.

    I just want to say thank you to everyone who posted. The information is very useful.
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    I've only dabbled in shodo for a few years and I...

    I've only dabbled in shodo for a few years and I must say that while I enjoyed it very much it also frustrated the h*ll out of me. Physicallt I'm a bigger guy (both in girth and musculature) and the...
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    Importing a Shinken from Japan

    Hi All,

    I am wondering if anyone has had an experience of either importing a shinken from Japan or going over to Japan and bringing a shinken back with them If so could you describe (briefly) the...
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    Thanks for that advice I'll work on it. The...

    Thanks for that advice I'll work on it. The pieces are starting to fit together. :)

    Thanks again,
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    Ron, Yes the devil is always in the details. ...

    Ron,

    Yes the devil is always in the details. I like Mike's explainations and can see how they apply in most cases. There is, however, one question that still nags me that perhaps you and/or Mike...
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    I like your simple explaination of kokyu outlined...

    I like your simple explaination of kokyu outlined earlier. My point was simply that David's comment reflected statements made by (or attributed to) Shioda. I look at that "vague terminology" as a...
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    In my reading of gozo Shioda's books where he...

    In my reading of gozo Shioda's books where he tries to explain Kokyu-ryoku, he essentially describes it as a coordination of mind, body, technique, speed, timing and focused power. So in reading...
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    You could PM it to me. I promise that I won't...

    You could PM it to me. I promise that I won't tell anyone! :) :look:


    Thanks,

    Dan Botari
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    Feb 11 & 12 Seminar

    Did anyone happen to video tape the seminar? I'd really like to see and hear how this stuff is presented so that maybe I can grasp what the fundamental concepts are that are being taught. I have...
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    Yes you are right. I see the error in my "cause...

    Yes you are right. I see the error in my "cause and effect" logic. Thanks for setting me straight.

    Dan Botari
    "I'll just shut up now..." :)
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    I agree positioning can aid in affecting kuzshi...

    I agree positioning can aid in affecting kuzshi as can a good "kiai" - both as you say are non-physical. But I think David's original definition necessitates a physical interaction.

    My 2 cents...
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