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    Mr. Boylan, I enjoyed the article. I would...

    Mr. Boylan,

    I enjoyed the article. I would like to ask at what point did the dojo take on that meaning? Recently stepping onto a new dojo floor I have felt trepidation, doubt, excitement, joy,...
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    Hi Wilkes, I would honestly start with your...

    Hi Wilkes,

    I would honestly start with your sensei. There are also a few threads here discussing a new katana.

    One small bit of advice, its free, so you know its worth; do not purchase a...
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    Thank you for the information. Stephen

    Thank you for the information.

    Stephen
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    Update. There are now three of us in the...

    Update. There are now three of us in the fledgling stage who have met with Sensei and officially joined the dojo.

    We are still looking for another person or a few who would commit to the...
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    Thank you all for the great advice. The trip was...

    Thank you all for the great advice. The trip was ... awesome! I even connected with a forum member for lunch and of course a beer. Now when can I go back?
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    Thank you much!

    Thanks much for the information. Due to a timing snag I will not be observing as I had hoped. Our communication was great but my travel mucks it all up. I will be attending my hombu so that should...
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    Thank you much!

    Thank you for the recommendations!
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    Visiting Okinawa

    Good evening. I have just been notified that I am going to be allowed to observe training at the Tamonkan in Yomitansan.

    If it is not too much trouble, I would appreciate any guidance on how to...
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    Japan Trip

    Greetings fellow E-Budo members.

    I am going to be visiting Tokyo and Okinawa between April 18 and May 1. I am staying in the Shibuya district in Tokyo.

    If it is not too much trouble, I would...
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    This piece really had me thinking. Great thought...

    This piece really had me thinking. Great thought provoker. I would ask others about how this plays out even in the dojo; or any training environment for that matter. How often do we encounter...
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    Here are a plethora of thoughts: General...

    Here are a plethora of thoughts:

    General Liability: A student could slip and fall in your studio and you could be sued for accidental bodily injury.
    Accident Medical: A participant is injured...
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    I am sorry for the delayed response. Right now I...

    I am sorry for the delayed response. Right now I only have his sales webpage for dojo insurance. I am working on getting the broader thoughts. I am happy to post if anybody would like to see the...
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    I apologize for the delay, but my brother is...

    I apologize for the delay, but my brother is getting together a blurb of thoughts to share with folks re the insurance side of a dojo. This does not constitute legal advice, but your homeowners will...
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    The people replying are far more knowledgeable...

    The people replying are far more knowledgeable than I and they offer good advice. I would suggest that you actually observe class a few times for each potential dojo. I found that seeing the...
  15. I had the same experience. I was also asked for...

    I had the same experience. I was also asked for additional money to ensure safe delivery.
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    My brother is an insurance broker (45 states) and...

    My brother is an insurance broker (45 states) and has helped a few dojo. I am trying to see if he can craft some general thoughts for me to post here. He is a busy fellow but I will try to rush this...
  17. Mr. Amdur, this book is awesome. I have received...

    Mr. Amdur, this book is awesome. I have received my signed copy and read it cover to cover twice! I also loved the first edition. The update and expansion really provided a ton of material for...
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    Bugei Ryuha Daijiten and...

    Good morning. I struggle to elaborate this well so please forgive the vagueness.

    I currently own a copy of the Bugei Ryuha Daijiten. Have there been follow up type works in the last 15-20 years...
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    Southern California Wood Engraving

    Might anybody have a recommendation for an engraver for a bokken? I have a beautiful ipe bokken from tozando but did not get it engraved at order. Seeing another, I would like to have my ipe bokken...
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    Thank you for sharing your insight. Have you...

    Thank you for sharing your insight. Have you ever worked anything in the civilian world?

    I have spent most of my time in small martial arts clubs (private, no profit - probably loss for the...
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    Mr. LeBlanc, I have no LEO or military background...

    Mr. LeBlanc, I have no LEO or military background so forgive my ignorance. I am curious if you noted any patterns in stress response. I though of saying adrenal response, but stress is more open...
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    Thank you very much! I have the Kenjutsu book as...

    Thank you very much! I have the Kenjutsu book as of last night and am still waiting on the other 2 volumes. Really quite cool to see.
  23. Mr. Lipsius, Thank you for reminding us of the...

    Mr. Lipsius, Thank you for reminding us of the highest of arts of Ameri-do-te. My coffee covered keyboard thanks you! Brilliant reference!
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    Mr. Finn, Thank you for checking. I have the...

    Mr. Finn,

    Thank you for checking. I have the new version from Koryu Books (yes it rocks). My interest is for the historical value.

    I look forward to your results and thanks again.

    Stephen
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    Deity and the Sword (Version Question)

    Greetings,

    Would anybody be able to confirm if the Japanese-French and Japanese English versions of this wonderful set are the same but for the French-English component?

    Thanks for the help.
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