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    Wish we could draw back more old subscribers and...

    Wish we could draw back more old subscribers and recruit more new subscribers to the site. People do try to subscribe, but they are in limbo because, unfortunately, I'm the only person actively...
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    Hi Len, One direct example is Ueshiba's mention...

    Hi Len,
    One direct example is Ueshiba's mention of the King of the Eight Powers, which comes from TCC Classics' "Song of the Eight Powers/Postures" --

    (e.g. "Training everyday
    I smile again to...
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    Thanks for the heads-up, Len. It's nice to get a...

    Thanks for the heads-up, Len. It's nice to get a contemporary commentary and perspective on top of the translation. One other caveat any translator of the T'ai Chi Classics should provide, IMO, is...
  4. Thread: Sanchin

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    Opinion: Any action that causes a person's veins...

    Opinion: Any action that causes a person's veins to bulge, skin to go beet-red, and blood pressure to spike, can't possibly be "good" for a body. The mechanics of Sanchin originally did not involve...
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    Very glad to hear that you reconnected with...

    Very glad to hear that you reconnected with someone from the old judo days. The subject never ceases to be relevant as long as there are individuals who want to keep involved in some way -- even if...
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    It's a shame that politics have to ruin what we...

    It's a shame that politics have to ruin what we love.
    The best years in so many arts and disciplines seem to be the first few, when students have a chance to be wide-eyed beginners falling in love...
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    I can appreciate wanting to let your hips and...

    I can appreciate wanting to let your hips and knees get a well-deserved rest. As for running out of tricks, I'd think that as a coach or trainer you wouldn't need to physically demonstrate much if at...
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    Would you ever consider coming out of retirement...

    Would you ever consider coming out of retirement to coach or teach? Or are you enjoying the memories and that's good enough? You check in here regularly, so I wonder whether you still would like to...
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    COVID forced a lot of dojo to close for almost...

    COVID forced a lot of dojo to close for almost two years, but things are waking up, and traditional judo is still very much alive. Here's one of our local clubs.
    http://tohokujudo.org/
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    Jeff, The site is more of an archive of good...

    Jeff,
    The site is more of an archive of good info from bygone days. We keep it going because it costs little to do so, requires minimal maintenance, and if someone is looking for writings and...
  11. Chuck Merriman of Goju-Ryu passes away

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    International Karate Kobudo Federation (IKKF) 18 October 2021

    SAD NEWS - We received news that one of the greatest martial artists, Chuck Merriman, Hanshi has passed away....
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    From the way modern Japanese society appears, it...

    From the way modern Japanese society appears, it seems that budo in general -- gendai and koryu -- is a dying discipline. Or, at least, it is at a point where the original motivations that drove it...
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    There isn't any way to accurately determine how...

    There isn't any way to accurately determine how many visits a thread has gotten, but there is a box at the bottom of the page that shows how many registered forum members have read it. I'm not sure...
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    Hi Jan, E-Budo is more of a historic archive and...

    Hi Jan,
    E-Budo is more of a historic archive and quiet backwater on the internet, now, but it is still a good repository for important messages. We do get a lot of visitors, though probably they are...
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    The author didn't provide a photo credit or any...

    The author didn't provide a photo credit or any attribution, so I'm guessing he grabbed a non-copyright photo, maybe from an online source. Perhaps it's one of the notable Itto Ryu...
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    Very sad to hear that.

    Very sad to hear that.
  17. Congratulations on the completion and publishing...

    Congratulations on the completion and publishing of your book.
  18. Thank you for posting, Steven. My deepest...

    Thank you for posting, Steven. My deepest condolences for your loss.
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    Thank you for the announcement. Not likely that...

    Thank you for the announcement. Not likely that anyone will be surprised. Let's hope that 2022 is a better year for tournaments, taikai and social gatherings.
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    My condolences on the passing of your friend and...

    My condolences on the passing of your friend and judo comrade, Jeff. It is sad that there was no obit, but perhaps you will be able to find a relative or friend from his hometown who will be able to...
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    Thank you for posting the announcement, Jeff. Sad...

    Thank you for posting the announcement, Jeff. Sad news, but his contributions were notable and hopefully will continue to aid in the perpetuation of traditional judo and its values.
  22. Thanks for finding these. What Susumu Chino is...

    Thanks for finding these.
    What Susumu Chino is doing is very different than what contemporary Yoshinkan aikido does, as he has learned and applies the aiki that Shioda himself attained.

    Now it...
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    I don't know what he is calling what he practices, but for all intents and purposes it is aikijujutsu.
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    About time. ;) The seniors of BJJ probably...

    About time. ;)
    The seniors of BJJ probably always knew, but national and personal pride kept Japanese history out of the picture.

    Now to convince them that, every time they re-invent the wheel...
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    My take -- if you're studying a martial art...

    My take -- if you're studying a martial art strictly for combat skills and self-defense, or health and wellness, then it's not necessary to have a deep understanding of the culture or origin for the...
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