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    If its not specifically a sword art and you are...

    If its not specifically a sword art and you are on a budget, you can get plastic saya (sheaths) for bokken
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    variation on Solomons wisdom. The two mothers...

    variation on Solomons wisdom.

    The two mothers and the one child
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    As a relative newbie I'm more than willing to...

    As a relative newbie I'm more than willing to stand corrected.

    Thanks for the pointer to the other thread.



    "Just because somethings on the net doesn't mean its true." I know this. I guess...
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    I know I've read reference that said the...

    I know I've read reference that said the Takamatsu stated was one and the same. Whether its right I have no way of knowing. Sources I could point to with a 5 min search include.
    ...
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    wasn't Takamatsu part of a 'committee' that got...

    wasn't Takamatsu part of a 'committee' that got together in Japan to formalise what Jujutsu was?
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    I've been meditating for a while now. This has...

    I've been meditating for a while now. This has been my own developement from various books due to a lack of local resources. I ususally feel comfortable and I've not noticed anything like this...
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    I'm not sure if this is aimed at my question or...

    I'm not sure if this is aimed at my question or that of the originator of the thread.
    I assume the latter as I have stated, if anyone can point me in the right direction, to use PM. Many thanks to...
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    OK I don't want to start WWIII. But I am curious....

    OK I don't want to start WWIII. But I am curious. All thats local to me is Bujinkan and a bit further afield BBD. If anyone can enlighten me, could you do it by PM.

    Ta
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    As a relative beginner can I say “good point”. ...

    As a relative beginner can I say “good point”.
    I started in Bujinkan as I was looking round, found a Buj class, tried it and it seemed to ‘fit’.
    I have found reported differences between different...
  10. Thread: The First Thing

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    I may have misread this but being the owner of a...

    I may have misread this but being the owner of a couple of ferrets, myself (Psycho and Pspyder) I have to ask.

    You have 2 ferrets in the bedroom?
  11. Didn't the rolling stones write a song about this...

    Didn't the rolling stones write a song about this guy??

    "too much blood" on the album "Undercover"
  12. Thread: Shambhala

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    Ta, I'll try and check out the books. Just done...

    Ta,
    I'll try and check out the books.
    Just done a search for the Rotherham/Sheffield area and can't find anything. I'll ask around further.

    Thanks again
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    "if I turn over, my 2 year old will only kick me...

    "if I turn over, my 2 year old will only kick me in the back of the head"??

    Seriously.
    For me its not a thought or verbal affirmation

    A couple of minutes later I open my eyes, see my son. The...
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    For me Tabi can have a disadvantage. In the...

    For me Tabi can have a disadvantage.

    In the west we’re used to wearing shoes that effectively splints the big toe to the rest of the foot. I’ve had a couple of occasions where due to a mistake in...
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    kimiwane thanks for the book recommendation. I'll...

    kimiwane thanks for the book recommendation. I'll check it out. I'm afraid I may fall victim to something similar to yourself I keep seeing a large 4 and a zero about six months in the future. Still...
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    It was requested that you bring something to sit...

    It was requested that you bring something to sit on. I was sat in the same way I normally sit at home and on what I normally sit on ....

    Maybe my posture wasn't as good as I thought it was...
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    Thanks everyone for your comments At this...

    Thanks everyone for your comments

    At this point my interest is in meditation. Some aspects of Buddhism interest me, but not enough to follow at this point.
    My practice has been built from a few...
  18. Thread: How much ???

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    I'm a beginner. One thing I have noticed is that...

    I'm a beginner. One thing I have noticed is that when attempting to do a technique slowly, to study the "what goes where and does what" the technique feels wrong and is difficult to work out whats...
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    Ouch this site, what bits you can see due to some...

    Ouch this site, what bits you can see due to some pages not working and Sarutobo Sasukes posts make for painful reading.

    I suppose theres only a few of them. Lets not mock the afflicted.
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    Shambhala

    I know its not Japanese, so maybe not directly relevant to the website. However it is relevant to meditation.

    I've been meditating on my own for a while. It got to the point where I thought I'd...
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    As a kid I expressed an interest in fishing, my...

    As a kid I expressed an interest in fishing, my fathers sport. He went every week. I was provided with rod and reel and accompanied him on a regular basis, fun at first.

    Long after I'd expressed...
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    How many of us as adults tried a few different...

    How many of us as adults tried a few different schools/arts before settling on the one you're doing now?
    Did you think you'd stop with the first club you went to?

    My 5 year old boy has stopped...
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    Depends what side of chesterfield you're on....

    Depends what side of chesterfield you're on. There's a dojo in Nottingham (I think 'MARS' is part of the URL
    Alternatively, I train at Ikkan dojo in dinnington, we have 1 member who travels from...
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    I heard Takamatsu was deaf in one ear, due to a...

    I heard Takamatsu was deaf in one ear, due to a combat situation. Can anyone confirm/add to this?
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    I was trying to compare what my childs experience...

    I was trying to compare what my childs experience would be in relation to my own. Until I tried a club/style I didn't know what was involved. I tried several possibilities over a period of time...
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