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    Quality Kusari-Fundo

    Anyone know where to purchase a good quality kusari-fundo? 99% of the stuff out seems to have hollow pins connecting the weights or terrible tack welding jobs.

    Thanks,

    Mike
  2. Thread: Bokken weights?

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    Bokken weights?

    Does any company make weights made to attach to bokken and/or staff weapons?

    I know they exist for shinai, I'd rather be able to just add weight than buy a saburito. Maybe I could just get a...
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    Kyoketsu Shoge pattern/info

    Does anyone have a shoge pattern online for cutting (for a training version)? Also, what thickness/material of rope do you use, and what diameter ring?


    thanks,
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    Making a saya for a bokken?

    Anyone have any advice on making a makeshift saya for a bokken? Something for practicing not just iai type stuff, but also stopping draws, those spiffy tsuka-lock type dealies...

    I was thinking...
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    Tales of Ninja spread fear in Thailand

    NYTimes Story
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    Exercise programs for martial artists?

    I lift weights and work a heavy bag, but I wonder if this is enough? Has anyone tried the various protein powders? Are these only good for body builders or do they provide any actual benefit in...
  7. Thread: Go Faq / Links

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    Sticky: Gnu Go: Available for windows here:...

    Gnu Go:

    Available for windows here: http://sjeng.sourceforge.net/ftp/

    Main page: http://www.gnu.org/software/gnugo/gnugo.html

    It's a command line program, so you'll want to download another...
  8. Thread: Go Faq / Links

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    Sticky: GnuGo is alright, Turbo Go (a demo is available...

    GnuGo is alright,
    Turbo Go (a demo is available somewhere) is kind of iffy. Its nice in that it has a joseki tutor and can give you hints/move reasons. At the level I play at (medium, I stink),...
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    Good knee supports?

    Every time I try to go running/jogging my left knee hurts. Right above the knee cap, especially when going up stairs. So I think I'll skip the running, but it has me a little worried. It seems...
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    Sumi BB or discussion group?

    Does anyone know of any sumi-e bulletin boards or discussion groups, in the English language? Looking for advice on brushes.


    thanks,
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    Thanks for the suggestions. FYI, by hot I mean...

    Thanks for the suggestions.

    FYI, by hot I mean around 85-95F, I think thats around 30-35C but I can't remember the formula. Humidity around 65%-99%.

    I can vouch for the too much water bit,...
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    How hot is too hot to train?

    How hot is too hot to train? I have occasionally experience nausea and cramps training outdoors in hot weather. I try to stay well hydrated, but I have to wonder at what point is it a bad idea to...
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    quality kusarifundo

    All the kusarifundo I can find are the cheap Taiwanese $8 kind. These have pins in them that remind me of those in a cheap balisong. Does anyone know where I can find kusarifundo with welded chains...
  14. Thread: Wooden weapons

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    Decisions, decisions... Quite honestly I'm a...

    Decisions, decisions...

    Quite honestly I'm a lowly kyu rank so I don't do much hard contact training kenjutsu (yet).

    Tozando looks like a good choice, if I could get the regular type bokken in...
  15. Thread: Wooden weapons

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    Has anyone here seen/used both the bujin design...

    Has anyone here seen/used both the bujin design and bugei hickory bokkens?

    They are both in the same price range, I'm wondering if anyone has a preference.

    I have a bujin leather shinai and I...
  16. Thread: Wooden weapons

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    Wooden weapons

    Can anyone recommend a good source of wooden weapons? Bo, jo, maybe even bokken?

    I want something decent that will last, but I would prefer not to pay $80+ for a piece of wood. Perhaps its just...
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    Are there training kusari-fundos w/ chains?

    Does anyone know if there are chain kusari fundos with rubber weights and perhaps a coated chain?

    The ones made out of cord behave in a way that doesn't resemble a chain weapon at all.. but the...
  18. A lot of the time we do ukemi from seiza, and end...

    A lot of the time we do ukemi from seiza, and end up back in seiza. I think it helps form as there is little or no momentum.

    For a seiza bench:
    http://www.mro.org/dc/store.shtml...
  19. Good knee pads that allow for comfortable seiza?

    I've been told I should wear knee-pads for doing ukemi on a wooden floor. Especially from kneeling. The problem is the knee pads I have (and most I've seen) don't seem to work too well in seiza,...
  20. Thread: Hand wraps

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    Hand wraps

    Every time I try to follow the on-line instructios for hand-wrapping, I come up short. Someone told me there are different wraps for bag/sparring usage. Does anyone have a site about the different...
  21. Thread: Go Faq / Links

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    Sticky: Here is a good intro/history page:...

    Here is a good intro/history page:
    http://www.well.com/user/mmcadams/gointro.html

    This the Go Teaching Ladder, where you can have games reviewed by more advanced players:
    http://gtl.jeudego.org/...
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    I have a Bugei Bamboo Katana. I am quite happy...

    I have a Bugei Bamboo Katana. I am quite happy with it. I would recommend them.
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    Here's a site that sells bo-shuriken and seems to...

    Here's a site that sells bo-shuriken and seems to imply that they are not the crappy throwing-spike kind. At $47 a piece I would hope they would be quality.
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    Shunryu Suzuki (different than DT) does some good...

    Shunryu Suzuki (different than DT) does some good stuff. His "Zen Mind, Beginners Mind" is often the most recommended newbie Zen book. His biography "Crooked Cucumber" is a good read too.
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  25. Thread: Green Tea....

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    I quite enjoy the gyokuro that Tealuxe has, it is...

    I quite enjoy the gyokuro that Tealuxe has, it is a Boston-based chain of tea-places. You can order online though http://www.tealuxe.com
    It is kind of on the expensive side, but it is damn good. -
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