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    I was afraid of that .... mixed-up as usual! ...

    I was afraid of that .... mixed-up as usual!

    --Guy
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    Yeah, Obata sensei really liked that. :) ...

    Yeah, Obata sensei really liked that. :) Compare him to these images when he's about 25 years old:
    http://www.toyama-ryu.org/images/obata_25yrs.jpg
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    Another Possible Credit

    It's been a while since I last viewed "Einaru Budo," but wasn't one of the archers the priest Suhara Koun, of Engaku-ji in Kamakura?
    http://www.quastl.de/Lesestoff/Bibliothek/Cover/Draeger2.jpg
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    Three More Credits

    OUCH!!!! ..... OH!!! you mean "Kyosaku" ("Keisaku" in Soto-shu). Kaishaku is beheading. :)

    Speaking of which ... the opening seppuku scene is performed by Hayashi Kunishiro, the NHK...
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    Suemonogiri -- cutting a fixed object. ...

    Suemonogiri -- cutting a fixed object.
    Tameshigiri -- test/examine cutting.

    Both are synonyms for the same thing. Some teachers might nuance their choice of word(s), but it's still "examining...
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    Poll: Bill, I would be interested to learn the source...

    Bill, I would be interested to learn the source for your statement. Not saying it is wrong, but it is entirely opposite my own personal experience. I know that any "Japanese-style" sword made...
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    "Mitsuru"????? Nice old gent, white wispy beard, gentle & kind??

    Hey Joe!! Good research, pard! Say, this Mitsuru feller .... same one as the Genyosha's "Big Boss"??

    http://www.aikidojournal.com/images/articles/Oni_Toyama_Uchida.jpg
    L-R: Onisaburo Deguchi,...
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    Budokan?

    Earl,

    Couldn't Doby check the offices at the Nippon Budokan, in the park across from Yasukuni Shrine? Nice park, by the way. Nice building, too -- but they had some silly Japanese rocker...
  9. Thread: Ukemi with Sword

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    Hi Carlos, I remember watching Obata sensei...

    Hi Carlos,

    I remember watching Obata sensei doing forward rolls with a sword in his obi; he might have done other ukemi, but I definitely remember the forward rolls. You might want to practice...
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    Carl, I'll link you up with Imamura san who in...

    Carl, I'll link you up with Imamura san who in turn will coordinate with Tomoko san. The last time I coordinated a visit (from Belgrade), Tomoko san made arrangments for a room at a small ryokan in...
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    Hello Nathan, Nidai Soke is his daughter,...

    Hello Nathan,

    Nidai Soke is his daughter, Tomoko Arai. She is not a budo praticioner, but was named by sensei (recorded on video tape) before he passed away. I just met with her last month when...
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    Nakamura Ryu

    Hi Nathan, Keisho is the scroll of succession and it can be seen in the book, Katsujin Ken Battodo. Nakamura Ryu, although only 50 years old, uses the koryu license system as itemized below [modern...
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    My first impression is that he was a military...

    My first impression is that he was a military gardener with a nuclear-powered leaf-blower.

    --Guy
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    No. The Tsurumi crowd were asking about you. ...

    No.

    The Tsurumi crowd were asking about you. :D

    --Guy
  15. Thread: class size?

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    Quality, not quantity

    3 is good -- you'll make it 4; don't mistake quality for quantity!!

    For the longest time we had 5 students at the Kenshinkan dojo -- which was almost too many for the small racquetball court...
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    Shoukai Iai

    I can heartily and strongly recommend Shoukai Iai. That being said, I've not seen the other you mention. However, Shoukai Iai is by far the best I've seen in the 12 years since I've owned it.
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    Dear Moderator, I do not *really* mind having...

    Dear Moderator,

    I do not *really* mind having my much longer post edited. HOWEVER!!! I would appreciate an editorial note inserted stating something to the effect [Edited by Moderator].
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    Joshua, [back on tangent] Your visit to...

    Joshua,


    [back on tangent]
    Your visit to Japan will be great and you will enjoy yourself. All this talk about racism and xenophobia is true -- but you probably won't see any of it (unless you...
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    Be Still My Foolish Heart!

    Geez, Neil!

    I almost love you, man!


    :D
    --Guy
    (errrr .... but not in that manly, sweaty, prison-love way)
  20. Thread: Troy review

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    Hey! I just read your profile. --Guy

    Hey! I just read your profile.

    --Guy
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    D'uhhhhhh, I gotta kweshun ...

    Huw,

    What, pray tell, is "the sunshine bus" and why is its use humorous? Is this British humor?

    :confused:
    Guy
  22. Thread: Eagle Feathers

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    Arrow Fletchings

    My arrows were fletched with eagle feathers -- bought them ca. 1984. And no, I don't have them anymore. Sold them to someone living in Palo Alto.

    The arrows were made by Asahi Archery Co. and I...
  23. Thread: happo giri

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    Kakejiku

    Hi Brian,

    Nakamura sensei painted the kakejiku (hanging scroll) for me in 1993. It hung in my dojo before the landlord (US Gov't) recalled the building for demolition. I moved everything into my...
  24. Thread: happo giri

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    Happogiri

    Happogiri
  25. Thread: The Last Samurai

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    Two Become One

    Hi Brian,

    People in Seattle always complain about Californians transplanting to Washington State. The joke is there is a sign on the state line saying, "Welcome to Washington ... Now Go Home!" ...
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