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  1. Well... many thanks though! I'll try my luck...

    Well... many thanks though! I'll try my luck there! :)
    Sometimes being referred to a better place is the best help one can get! ;)
  2. Hattori Hanz˘ - re-enactment / living history / historical cosplay.

    Hi there

    It's been quite some years since I was on this forum, but now I need some advice again.
    I'd like to add re-enactment + living history + historical cosplay to my martial arts repertoire,...
  3. Thread: Oda Nobunaga

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    1501? Astonishing! It looks a lot more modern...

    1501? Astonishing!
    It looks a lot more modern than that! Fascinating how quickly the art of painting evolved from the rather primitive romanic and gothic art into the amazingly lively and detailed...
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    Ouch! I somehow missed this part of your reply!...

    Ouch! I somehow missed this part of your reply! This is some information I can work with. I will search further for information on Historia.

    Thanks a lot! :)

    And yes, 16th century painters...
  5. Thread: Oda Nobunaga

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    Now THAT is a painting. And THAT is a...

    Now THAT is a painting. And THAT is a contemporary 16th century moustache.
    And this guy also looks a lot more like the guy on the woodblock images.

    Do you know if it is a contemporary painting,...
  6. Thread: Oda Nobunaga

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    Now *THAT'S* a 16th 17th century painting! Still...

    Now *THAT'S* a 16th 17th century painting!
    Still doesn't answer my suspicion about the picture I showed.
  7. Thread: Oda Nobunaga

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    Oda Nobunaga

    I am in a discussion with someone about this picture here:

    http://phoenixhallwriters.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/oda_nobunaga-portrait_by_giovanni_nicolao.jpg

    He claims that this is a genuine...
  8. Thread: "kira zukuri"

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    Ah, I see! That's why I could find nothing on...

    Ah, I see!
    That's why I could find nothing on that topic! It stroke me rather odd that I only found "kira zukuri" in the same sentence only on Google.
    Thank you!
  9. Thread: "kira zukuri"

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    "kira zukuri"

    What does "kira zukuri" mean?
    I found this term in a sentence about yari, but it is supposed to be related to sword smithing:



    Does anybody have an idea, please?
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    AFAIK, "keikogi" also refers to regular, modern gym suits.

    Then, how do you write "uwagi" in kanji? I found these three. Do they all apply?
    上着
    表着
    上衣

    zubon would be ズボン, desu ne? Is there...
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    EVERYTHING is copyrighted. The thing is that the...

    EVERYTHING is copyrighted.
    The thing is that the (c) or (r) symbol incorporates that the holder of this symbol has made the effort (and payed quite some money) to officialise the...
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    I second both people's anwers! :)

    I second both people's anwers!
    :)
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    Someone please correct me if I might be wrong,...

    Someone please correct me if I might be wrong, but these kanji are different, IMHO.
    For Shinden Fudō Ryū I have: 神伝不動流体術
    Whereas on the site it has a different kanji for "den", though I cannot...
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    No! Don't do that! That Achim Steigert dude is...

    No! Don't do that!
    That Achim Steigert dude is a wuzz! ;)

    Altijd welkom, Dieter!
    From where in Belgium are you? At what dōjō do you train?
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    As the issue with the real name is cleared now,...

    As the issue with the real name is cleared now, we might get back to my question to you:

    Why do you need the names of Japanese shihan?
    I find this a particulary weird question. I cannot see any...
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    Why do you need to know this, if I may ask?

    Why do you need to know this, if I may ask?
  17. Thread: Tenchijin

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    Hmmm... wasn't TCJRnM something Takamatsu sensei...

    Hmmm... wasn't TCJRnM something Takamatsu sensei wrote?
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    Your Math IS incorrect! :p (I suppose you didn't...

    Your Math IS incorrect! :p (I suppose you didn't round down but up ;) )
    This should be correct:

    3rd Dan (1st Dan)
    4th Dan (1nd Dan)
    5th Dan (1nd Dan)
    6th Dan (2nd Dan)
    7th Dan (2rd Dan)
    8th...
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    Don't get me started on the grades policy in the...

    Don't get me started on the grades policy in the Booj... I completely disagree to the way the grades are 'rewarded' in our organisation.
    In my dōjō a kyūgrade below yonkyū has to train 40 lessons...
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    Yups, it's curved alright. You can see it best on...

    Yups, it's curved alright. You can see it best on the last picture.


    Oh, I do! It's most definitely a square tsuba.
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    Not that it is of great importance, but the...

    Not that it is of great importance, but the denshō (Shinden Fudō Ryū or Kukishinden... can't really remember anymore... horrible memory) I saw was black.

    The makimono of Gyokko Ryū was green.
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    *sigh* Fortunately, somebody changed that on the...

    *sigh*
    Fortunately, somebody changed that on the Wiki...

    (BTW: I neiter insinuate nor think nor accuse you that you put that word in your own post or on the Wikipedia article.)
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    Good for you. Chinese styles are not my thing,...

    Good for you.
    Chinese styles are not my thing, but if you are happy with it, I'm happy for you!
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    I am sorry about the error. My mistake.

    I am sorry about the error. My mistake.
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    Poll: I said "I" all the time. What others do is none...

    I said "I" all the time. What others do is none of my concern.
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