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    Here is a picture of a Long Handle Kama which...

    Here is a picture of a Long Handle Kama which comes from Kaminoda's book on Isshin Ryu.
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    Here is a step by step description of some of the kata....
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    Video

    I found this video which I believe is the long-handled kama kata.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjJPivqQfxY

    The weapon in this video has a chain, but the original document from the first...
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    Found them! ...

    Found them!

    http://ikdjik.web.fc2.com/jodo.html

    Long handle sickle 長柄の鎌
    1. Left swing 左振
    2. Right swing 右振
    3. Division 分振
    4. Oblique construction 斜構
    5. Half a month 半月
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    Isshin Ryu Choe-no-kama

    Anyone ever hear of a "choe-no-kama" / "choe-no-gama"?

    I was reading that there are 8 kata for this weapon in Isshin Ryu.
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    They are discussed in Sid Campbell's book Weapons...

    They are discussed in Sid Campbell's book Weapons of Okinawa (1897).

    According to this book, they were used in pairs, made from bamboo or oak, had holes drilled at each end to facilitate a hemp or...
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    What are these?

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    Here is another pic with some text (which I can't...

    Here is another pic with some text (which I can't read).
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    Name this instructor

    Can anyone name this MJER instructor?

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  9. Komaninu /Shi Shi / Temple Dogs / Lion Dogs

    Traditionally, what colour are they? (aside from the colour of stone)
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    THE 'JIROHEI' CHERRY TREE, KYOTO In the...

    THE 'JIROHEI' CHERRY TREE, KYOTO

    In the northern part of Kyoto is a Shinto temple called Hirano. It is celebrated for the fine cherry trees that grow there. Among them is an old dead tree which is...
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    Identification of samurai

    Anyone know who this fellow is?

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    I found some information on Okinawan swords. As...

    I found some information on Okinawan swords. As kobudoka seem to use whatever ‘sword’ they can get a hold of as a rochin, it may be more appropriate to use Okinawan/Ryukyu swords. Okinawas seemed to...
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    Here is a better shot of the tanto style: 10955

    Here is a better shot of the tanto style:
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    Sword type?

    What dictates which rochin type a kobudoka uses? Do practitioners simply use whatever sword/weapon they want?

    Here are more examples:

    This picture looks to be a fairly standard Japanese tanto...
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    test post test post

    test post test post
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    Spears and swords

    What are the types of rochin?

    I know there is the short spear with variations of head configuration. There is also the machete type rochin with variations of handle length.
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    There is also...
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    I practice both karate iaido and kenjutsu under...

    I practice both karate iaido and kenjutsu under one instructor.

    Www.rembuden.com

    We are a long way from you tho.
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    Sciatica & Bursitis

    I developed a bursitis on my left knee and 5 months later developed sciatic pain in my left leg.

    I think the bursitis was caused by too much kneeling in iaido. Physiotheropy has reduced the...
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    Naha te weapons?

    I read in Patrick McCarthy's translation of the Bubushi that Kanryo Higoana practiced a number of Chinese weapons, but never passed on the techniques to Miyagi Chojun.

    Anyone know which weapons...
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    This is a joke right?

    This is a joke right?
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    Who is that on the front cover?
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    Did you do any waza with the o-katana?

    Did you do any waza with the o-katana?
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    I was reading this book about Samurai which had a...

    I was reading this book about Samurai which had a photo of some wax dummies recreating a scene out of old Japan, the picture looked like this:

    A Samurai visiting a Daimyo. They were sitting in...
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    Goju Ryu karate

    Classical Martial Arts - Meibukan Goju Ryu, Sensei Brian Robb
    P.O. Box 20108 London, Ontario Canada N6K 4G6 (519) 657-7135
    http://www.imgka.com/dojo.htm

    I trained here in 1993-4. It was my...
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    Being an MJER student, I was really just looking...

    Being an MJER student, I was really just looking at ryuha that preceeded MJER, and wondering if Shin Muso Hayashizaki Ryu was one of them. I'll keep looking.

    Ryuha history and lineage is...
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