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    The Art of Peace by George Ohsawa

    Translated by Wm. Gleason, one dozen volumes of NOS have popped out of a box and are now available for purchase on eBay at the following link:.
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  2. Tobin Threadgill Kaicho -- Great Atlantic Regional TSYR Spring Seminar 2018

    NJIT Budokai Presents Toby Threadgill Sensei, teaching fundamentals of Jujutsu and Kenjutsu, straight from the Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin Ryu Shoden Curriculum. Instruction in some portion of Chuden...
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    In her work Allegories of Desire...

    In her work Allegories of Desire, Susan Blakely Klein makes a convincing case that the pattern of licensing, the association of access to proprietary materials such as commentaries to specific types...
  4. Thread: Adapting Koryu

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    Kit -- The source of the prohibition is one of...

    Kit --

    The source of the prohibition is one of the lower-order "training guidelines" to be observed by fully ordained monks, and it comes in a block of such guidelines including:



    In a...
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    Deleted due to double-post.

    Deleted due to double-post.
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    Steffen, Beth's work is, in my experience,...

    Steffen,

    Beth's work is, in my experience, second to none. The good news is that Beth is straight with her clients about waiting times. The bad news is that the quality of the work is leading to...
  7. Thread: Adapting Koryu

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    Ellis, It's been years since I read Draeger on...

    Ellis,

    It's been years since I read Draeger on mikkyo, so none of the following is any commentary on what he may or may not have said.

    Inasmuch as the context of this discussion is narrowly...
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    Japan "Just Says No" to Paris Hilton

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/09/paris-hilton-japan-drugs.html

    My heart is breaking.
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    That would be Beth Johnson, whose website is...

    That would be Beth Johnson, whose website is http://bethsbuki.com/

    Beth hand selects all of the wood for her shop, has an uncanny feeling for balance, and an eye for precise morphology that not...
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    Sometimes, one does do-in in a dojo....

    Sometimes, one does do-in in a dojo.

    This observation may or may not be relevant to the question of the OP.

    Best,

    Fred Little
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    They seem to be having classes in West Tisbury on...

    They seem to be having classes in West Tisbury on Tuesday and Thursday.
  12. Thread: Sunuke bokken

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    Not having broken and genuine red oak weapons, I...

    Not having broken and genuine red oak weapons, I don't know about that, but I've broken several white oak jo; in every case, the jo cracked across the grain without breaking through at the time of...
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    Toivo, is that you?

    Toivo, is that you?
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    Before proceeding to step d, 1) read Asvaghosa's...

    Before proceeding to step d, 1) read Asvaghosa's 50 Verses on Guru Devotion. 2) Recognize that anuttara tantra is generally believed by scholars to be a Tibetan, not a Japanese thing. 3) Remember...
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    Dear Strephon: Please sign your name to each...

    Dear Strephon:

    Please sign your name to each post. I realize that you have a full name posted in your profile, but one of the basic E-Budo rules is that posters must place their names at the...
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    Dear Unka Kim: Not that it's worth the edit or...

    Dear Unka Kim:

    Not that it's worth the edit or a huge deal, but you could add Toda-ha Buko Ryu to the list of tiny koryu schools in North America.

    One school on each coast!

    By the by, we're...
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    The caption to the side of the picture appears to...

    The caption to the side of the picture appears to label it Shinkage Ryu Odachi Jutsu.

    Which line of Shinkage Ryu I couldn't say.

    Best,

    FL
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    Maybe It WASN'T A "Samurai Sword"

    On the other hand, given the news report, I don't think it was a Claymore...

    Full story here
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    What Richard said. One source of income for...

    What Richard said.

    One source of income for many temples is the donations made by visitors in return for incense and candles to light at the temple, and the incense is not usually premium grade,...
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    Actually, many mounted police in Washington DC have replaced their billy clubs with bokken in recent years, though I'm not sure if those are Metropolitan Police or US Park Service officers.

    Of...
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    I like the KI Judo Gi very much and have used...

    I like the KI Judo Gi very much and have used them for a good ten years. Even though they're single-weave and we put them to pretty hard abuse, I haven't worn one out yet. Of course, I'm biased, as...
  22. Thread: Seiza

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    Jason: Off the top of my head, I recall that...

    Jason:

    Off the top of my head, I recall that I've been taught three distinct ways of lowering the body to seiza and four different ways to rise, all for use in differing contexts. When in Rome.......
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    There Are Many Risks in the Modern World

    Being sued for discrimination is one.

    Being sued for negligence is another.

    I'd suggest that a dojo operator who denies entry to someone who acknowledges infection with a blood-borne pathogen...
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    Hey Phil: Not to quibble, but doing graduate...

    Hey Phil:

    Not to quibble, but doing graduate admissions work, I have discovered that there are more than a few institutions that certainly do have very professional looking websites, and very...
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    Quite simply, that the method of Prasangika IS...

    Quite simply, that the method of Prasangika IS refutation through reductio ad absurdum.

    FL
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