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  1. Thread: Help please

    by Gabriel L
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    This is the first post I've made in e-budo in...

    This is the first post I've made in e-budo in many years. I referred someone else to the site and wanted to make sure it still existed... heh.

    Anyway, speaking as a collector / student of nihonto...
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    Hah... I'm allergic to some nuts, as well as...

    Hah... I'm allergic to some nuts, as well as peanuts (lucky me). :D

    You know, speaking of different aesthetic standards, I've always hated the way I look in my training outfit. My tall, thin,...
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    That's what you think, Chidokan. But do I gain...

    That's what you think, Chidokan. But do I gain an ounce? No. I'm 6 feet 2 inches tall and weigh 145 lbs. I tie my obi so tight it's crazy, but it just likes to sneak up towards the waist and...
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    In my case, I find "cross-pollination" very...

    In my case, I find "cross-pollination" very appealing. I am interested in a variety of Japanese weaponry, and though my main focus is on the sword, as far as martial arts go I would love to study a...
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    Thanks. Sorry to bother you all with another...

    Thanks. Sorry to bother you all with another boring "where can I find training" post, but I appreciate the help. THe MJER dojo looks very attractive, though of course I'm going to keep looking until...
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    Training in Washington DC

    Hello everybody!

    Short and to the point: does anyone know of valid JSA in the DC area or nearby? Hoping for koryu, though I'd appreciate info on other possibilities. In fact, not just JSA, but...
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    Of course, if you look at this objectively, it's...

    Of course, if you look at this objectively, it's really rather funny, since we're all exhibiting that "western" tendency to analyze things to death. Even funnier since I'm sitting here making...
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    Oh, okay, I see what you're saying now. I...

    Oh, okay, I see what you're saying now. I misinterpreted your remark to mean that attaining technical proficiency wasn't anyone's highest priority, which of course didn't make sense. Yes, everything...
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    Hee hee

    Woah! I leave for a week, and come back to a much larger can of worms than I really expected. Ha ha, no problem, this has given me all the info and opinions I could have asked for, I suppose. Several...
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    Thank you all for your input, it's really very...

    Thank you all for your input, it's really very helpful, as well as encouraging. I'll be sure to keep this thread in mind when I look at potential martial arts more seriously next year. Hopefully I'll...
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    Thanks for all the information. Hmm, everything...

    Thanks for all the information. Hmm, everything you said makes sense to me, all good points. Yes, I understand that "combat effectiveness" is a moot point and that in any case all of the koryu are...
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    Oh! Almost forgot! This is my stunning debut onto...

    Oh! Almost forgot! This is my stunning debut onto e-budo ;)! So let me take this second post as an opportunity to say hello to everyone, and I'm sure I'll have a great time starting on my road...
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    Another MJER question

    Next year I'll be going to college, and since I've been quite keenly interested in the Japanese sword for a little while (just a couple of years, maybe 3 to 5 and getting more obsessed every second...
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