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  1. Visibity is important,and great if you have it,...

    Visibity is important,and great if you have it, but can be partly be addressed by good advertising and promotional strategies. However, I am wondering about your stated intention to move to...
  2. Thread: Rolls

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    Just one other comment on the go to a doctor...

    Just one other comment on the go to a doctor theme - see if you can find an orthopedic doctor who specialises in working with professional footballers, and other elite athletes - these are the...
  3. Thread: Rolls

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    You should certainly be seeking medical advice or...

    You should certainly be seeking medical advice or you may well find yourself having a very short ninjutsu career! It sounds as though you have done some ligament damage - that's the popping noise....
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    Actually - depending on the laws in your country...

    Actually - depending on the laws in your country - you may not have that right.As a European I think you might find your anti-discrimination laws are quite robust.

    I agree - you should ask about...
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    sigh... How are you going to know? Compulsory...

    sigh...

    How are you going to know? Compulsory questions? complusory blood tests? Not feasible, not 'safe'. And, in many countries it would be discriminatory to ask for starters.

    All dojos...
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    Wayne Roy is no longer part of the bujinkan and...

    Wayne Roy is no longer part of the bujinkan and is not or never was a 7th dan.

    This website lists dojo throughout Australia with shidoshi instructors who are known to travel to Japan regularly...
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    This saya works extremely well and allows for...

    This saya works extremely well and allows for 'rough play' with the saya as weapon as well.

    Take plastic plumbing pipe of appropriate length and width. About4-5inches longer than your bokken and...
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    Yes - it appears they have changed their stock....

    Yes - it appears they have changed their stock. www.budomart.com often has 4 videos for the price of 3.
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    Try http://www.fyldeorientalarts.com

    Try http://www.fyldeorientalarts.com
  10. Thread: Testing

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    Part of being a martial arts student is to learn...

    Part of being a martial arts student is to learn about ego and, hopefully, some wisdom and discernment. It would seem wise to watch and observe how gradings are done before initiating a conversation...
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    I have been training for over 20 years and...

    I have been training for over 20 years and teaching for 7, and am an active member of Women in Martial Arts here in Australia - so I have experienced this issue from many perspectives. Believe me,...
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    Here is my list of things which make a...

    Here is my list of things which make a difference.

    To attract women to the dojo:
    1. spend some serious time getting clear around your personal experiences/prejudices/expectations about training...
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    We have good success with the smallest sized...

    We have good success with the smallest sized boxed text ad - one size up from the line listing. We just put in the basics - less text so that what we offer stands out. This type of ad can still stand...
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    Nippon budokan

    Thank you.
  15. nippon budokan

    Much thanks!
  16. Nippon Budokan

    I have had a request from someone seeking the following information.
    If anyone could assist I would appreciate it - perhaps with a PM response.

    He is looking for Nippon Budokan Foundation...
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    Nippon Budokan

    I have had a request from someone seeking the following information.
    If anyone could assist I would appreciate it - perhaps with a PM response.

    He is looking for Nippon Budokan Foundation...
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    I agree that in this litigious age it is useful...

    I agree that in this litigious age it is useful to outline behavioural expectations. However, I also agree that if you are in my dojo, I have the right to ask you to leave. I do not think the two...
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    Poll: It is sad to me that many of you who are...

    It is sad to me that many of you who are instructors have not taken the trouble to be more informed on this issue than you are.

    Do any of you take blood tests of everyone who comes into your dojo?...
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    There is an aikido dojo nearby me where the...

    There is an aikido dojo nearby me where the students and teacher live and train together all in the one building. This is the only situation I have heard of recently where this type of thing applies....
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    Yes - I could do a gym roll, and when younger I...

    Yes - I could do a gym roll, and when younger I could even trampoline and do the high bars in gymnastics - so 'go figure' as they say! But, interestingly, the more I did it, the worse it might get -...
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    I agree with the eye focus being a great help -...

    I agree with the eye focus being a great help - 'where the eyes go the body follows.'

    However,for myself this worked when it workerd, but there was even something about the eye focus which was...
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    I find it hard to believe that if you are an...

    I find it hard to believe that if you are an experienced/mature instructor you don't get some idea/vibe from people who are going to rip you off, abuse the skills or arts. Naivety around this...
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    Steve - the 'ukemi' balls are very readily...

    Steve - the 'ukemi' balls are very readily availably at sports stores/gym supplies - Opti-ball and Crystal Drop are 2 brands available in australia.

    I am really interested in the balls and would...
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    Well Steve It seems to me that you are doing...

    Well Steve It seems to me that you are doing pretty much what an instructor can do - and more.

    And I know breaching this kind of subject is difficult with students/anyone - as I said - despite my...
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