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    Hello there, I personally don't know what the...

    Hello there,

    I personally don't know what the problem is (apparently it's been going on a while), and you may have been informed of this already, or stumbled upon this by yourself, but I...
  2. Thread: Goju-ryu

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    Well, first of all, I guess I'm a bit biased,...

    Well, first of all, I guess I'm a bit biased, having gotten my shodan in goju only last December...which means, I guess, that I can now call myself a beginner :) and, by extension, should 'shaddup...
  3. [I]Kotoshi no Shiatoru Sakura Matsuri no 'schedule' desu...sort of[/I]

    Hey all fellow Seattle area e-budo-ka,

    I went to the Center today, print schedules *are* available, and I just tried to upload a scanned schedule from the paper, but resultant file size was too...
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    Success!

    Hi all,

    Many thanks for all the suggestions. So peanut butter really does work, huh (and not just an old wives' tale)? Anyway, I wanted to stay away from rubbing alcohol unless it was really...
  5. Thread: Karate Man

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    My fave bits

    Shuto uchi typing (he's living the dream, doing what we all want to do at some point :) )

    and

    ...dang, now I can't remember. Oh well, loved it all the same. Go Karate Man!
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    AACK!!! Stupid sticker residue!

    Apologies if there is a more appropriate place for this.

    I currently hold in my hands (well, only one, gotta type with the other :)) a brand spanking new shirokashi tanto--with one problem: It...
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    I'm not Laeticia, but- "Oho, so he thinks he...

    I'm not Laeticia, but-

    "Oho, so he thinks he can defend against fruit, does he? Ishida-kun, Nagato-san, bring me....the padded chambara bokken!"

    (Sorry, I've got Monty Python on the brain...
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    D'oh and double d'oh

    Er, umm...yeah, I meant to do that...umm, yeah, yeah, that's the ticket! :D

    Seriously though, my mom's english. Must have unconsciously channeled her!

    Er, back to your regularly scheduled...
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    Thanks Brian, I guess I could always use...

    Thanks Brian,

    I guess I could always use falling snow or somesuch as a seasonal indication, but I've gotta brush up on my 'uniquely japanese seasonal allusions' though (you know, what's in the...
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    My haiku (version 1.1)

    Way up high I see
    Branches waving in the wind
    The chill of autumn

    Hmm, something's still not quite right. Suggestions? Advice?
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    Two for you

    1. How does a kendoka apologize for hitting someone over the head?

    go-MEN!

    2. So a rope walks into a bar. He asks for a beer. The bartender (after the initial shock of seeing a bipedal...
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    Please don't judge it too harshly...

    Wow, some beautiful imagery on this thread. Ok, I think I wrote this when I was about 8, so, if you'll all promise not to be too critical:

    Way up high I see
    Branches waving in the wind ...
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    Don't know if this counts as a villain, but...

    Don't know if this counts as a villain, but didn't his character die in Executive Decision ...or whatever it was called (you know, the one where some Special Forces guys use a modified F-117 to board...
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    Unagi donburi (rice with egg and eel, for all nonspeakers out there)

    Where do I get it? Interestingly, it seems to be quite widely available. I seem to recall I've had it lots of places, from "Teriyaki Express"-type places to what was (until it seems to have closed...
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    My fave?

    I guess I'll have to hop on the commercial bandwagon for a bit but, for me, my Japanese meal just does not start properly until I have my unagi donburi . Yum, yum (and yes, I guess I may be...
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    New Mod.

    O-medeto gozaimasu , Brian-san!
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    Cool

    Well, that's a relief. I'll give them a call. Thanks for the quick response!
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    Kiyota Company holiday hours?

    To all Baltimore-area budoka (plus any others that happen to know. Please don't think I'm trying to exclude you guys/gals :) ),

    I am planning to be in the Baltimore area over President's Day...
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    Ahem

    1259 on my 3rd try.

    Chris Hodsdon (who is really starting to wonder about himself if he gets his jollies from smackng poor defenseless penguins around...)
  20. Thread: Iaito

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    Nyumon Jidae?

    Just wondering, in a few months I think I'll have to be in 'thinking about getting first iaito mode', and I was wondering about anyone's experiences with the Nyumon Jidae Koshirae (pictured at...
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    Here you go

    I'm not Brian, nor do I play him on tv, and he beat me to it in posting a link, but this is one of the books we used throughout high school japanese. Darn handy as supplemental practice in college...
  22. (Relative) newbie to the JSA saying hi (*hopefully* short and sweet)...

    Hi all,

    My name's Chris, and I've been mostly lurking on the rest of the board, occasionally posting, since I finally got the guts to register last summer (after lurking for about...well,...
  23. Here a hashi, there a hashi...

    Hey, I've got both those books! :)

    Aye, that it is (a good book). Seward does tend to be a tiny bit full of himself, however, on occasion: read the chapter called 'Yes, I am not going out' or...
  24. Thread: Yes I am

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    I meditate... And then one of my kohai thinks...

    I meditate...

    And then one of my kohai thinks it's incredibly funny to sneak up on me and try and scare me. Yes, I know that speaks volumes about my powers of relaxation.

    Seriously, though,...
  25. Thread: Hyper Boy!

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    Hyper karat-umm, kid-who-thinks-he's-doing-karate

    I think this has been posted before (Baffling Budo?). Personally, I think it's ok as long as it's all taken as good clean fun, and strictly as a demonstration (I know, of what ?, you're all asking),...
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