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    Gakuya Tabi lot sale

    Helping a friend out here. He used to run a web business selling Gakuya Tabi (Tengu Yugen Gaisha/tabiforless.com) that he closed down a few years ago and is now dumping his remaining inventory....
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    I have seen this done for years without a single...

    I have seen this done for years without a single negative response from the book stores. And even if they did have a problem with it, you could always say that you have an overly zealous student who...
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    here's some things you can do, maybe more...

    here's some things you can do, maybe more guerilla than others:

    1. make some handbills and stick them in books on martial arts at Barnes & Noble/Borders etc. you would be surprised how well this...
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    And unlike Kappa and Hannya and other types of...

    And unlike Kappa and Hannya and other types of folklore entities, a Tanuki actually exists as a live creature that roams the earth. Like a monkey, squirrel, or coyote. Look, I love lizards. Love 'em...
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    I see you making fun of these guys, and you know...

    I see you making fun of these guys, and you know I do agree - the skill level is appalling. But quick question for you - how do you justify making fun of other people like this and put the term...
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    I'm not trying to be argumentative, but I sure go...

    I'm not trying to be argumentative, but I sure go right that way fast! I close my eyes and ask my wife, 46 years old and sitting 5 feet from me, to say "Gotenba" naturally, put it into a few...
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    Ok. I have been to Gotenba. I have seen the signs...

    Ok. I have been to Gotenba. I have seen the signs transliterated as Gotemba as well. My wife grew up there. She's a native. She doesn't pronounce it Gotemba. I'm trying to hear an "m", as in...
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    It's a common mistake. My wife is from...

    It's a common mistake. My wife is from Shizuoka-ken, and there is a town near where she is from called Gotenba. But for some reason, some people romanize it as Gotemba. Which results in an incorrect...
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    Though I do not train in Shorinji Kenpo (why do...

    Though I do not train in Shorinji Kenpo (why do they still say "Kempo" in 2008?), I would say that learning the language would result in less "lost in translation". I have had the unfortunate...
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    One question I have is how come they went all the...

    One question I have is how come they went all the way to Japan to have a friendly match with guys who weren't from Japan? I mean, why go all the way to Japan in the first place? They could've gotten...
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    In Nature, there are no rewards or punishments....

    In Nature, there are no rewards or punishments. Only consequences.
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    Not casting a Japanese actor for that role (Mr....

    Not casting a Japanese actor for that role (Mr. Miyagi) is a travesty, much like the total and complete film-ruining horror of casting Chinese actresses for "Memoirs of a Geisha". It only adds to...
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    My personal favorite: "Give a man a fish, and...

    My personal favorite:

    "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Give a man religion, and he'll starve to death praying for a fish."

    I forgot who coined it!
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    It's not worth trying to argue semantics of...

    It's not worth trying to argue semantics of something small, I'm going to pipe up on this. I guess my real issue is with those who attempt to explain things as more than they really are. Sort of like...
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    Though in many instances, things are assumed in...

    Though in many instances, things are assumed in Japanese language, I think it is a valid argument to point out the differences between the words we use that all describe different things, but some...
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    I personally know someone with 2 years of...

    I personally know someone with 2 years of training in the Bujinkan under their belt leave their teacher, contact VIA EMAIL a well known American personality currently in Japan who proceeded to RANK...
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    I see where you are coming from. It's not...

    I see where you are coming from. It's not illogical. Sheesh I hope I don't come across as attacking in any way! The interweb makes it hard to convey feelings!

    In the way you are saying, it's like...
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    Ok, not ALWAYS. It means "to get ready". You...

    Ok, not ALWAYS. It means "to get ready". You don't see the term Kamae outside of fighting very often. If one is getting for an exam, one could say that you set your mind to the exam by taking a...
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    When asking a native Japanese (I have the...

    When asking a native Japanese (I have the fortunate capability of asking 2 of them who are less than 10 feet away here in my office, and one of them does Budo) what the term "Kamae" means, I get...
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    LOL! I guess some people could also do Ichimonji...

    LOL! I guess some people could also do Ichimonji no Kamae while sitting on a toilet too! (though Jumonji seems more practical in that setting, lol).

    So that must be figuratively then. The Kanji...
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    The meaning of Kamae

    Not to hijack this, but I'm curious as to why people refer to "Kamae" as "attitude" or "taking an attitude". Where does this come from? The Kanji does not depict "attitude" whatsoever. Is this like...
  22. Correct Kanji for Shoshin Go Kei Gogyo no Kata

    I as wondering if anyone in the know could confirm that I have the Kanji correct for:

    Shoshin Go Kei Gogyo no Kata
    初心五形五行の型

    Thanks!
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    Poll: Of all of the content one could draw from for a...

    Of all of the content one could draw from for a tattoo, do you actually think that a picture of Takamatsu Sensei on the top of the forearm is appropriate? My original post wasn't about personal...
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    To add to your post, I think one of the major...

    To add to your post, I think one of the major issues affecting what I see from the Bujinkan is this philosophy of "everyone wants to be a teacher", expecting that at a certain rank, teaching is the...
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    Poll: I really love Horimono art. It's not the tattoo...

    I really love Horimono art. It's not the tattoo that really put me off, it was the content, and in such an obvious and conspicuous place. Honestly, what do you think a Shihan would say if this person...
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