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    Glenn Premru

    I just heard through the grapevine that Glenn Premru has passed away. Does anyone have any information on this?

    Steven Wood
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    Sam D. Pearson

    It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Sam D. Pearson.

    Pearson Sensei was a pioneer of karate in the United States. He began his karate training in Gotemba, Japan in 1955...
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    Thanks for the replies. You guys were very...

    Thanks for the replies. You guys were very helpful.
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    Tai Cheng

    Does anyone here have an experience with this training program?


    http://www.teambeachbody.com/showcase/-/bcp/1513855864001

    It is an at-home Beachbody (P90X, Insanity) Tai Chi based workout. ...
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    Bugei Dragonfly katana 50% and bokuto with saya...

    Bugei Dragonfly katana 50% and bokuto with saya 50% for iai.

    Ken- Does your sensei require actual nihonto or just shinken?
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    I think there may be kendo right there in Athens...

    I think there may be kendo right there in Athens taught by Shigeru Koyama. I'm sure you can do a google search and find out. Good Luck!
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    Welcome, Jesse. You will find a wealth of...

    Welcome, Jesse. You will find a wealth of information here.

    There are certainly ways to make kendo and/or iaido affordable. If you are near a qualified teacher, which for us in the US is, in my...
  8. Welcome to the forum. You need to give us a...

    Welcome to the forum. You need to give us a little more information on "Tenshin-ryu". Are you referring to Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu (very old traditional Japanese comprehensive martial art)...
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    Sounds like it may be ATA (American Taekwondo...

    Sounds like it may be ATA (American Taekwondo Association). It is the absolute worst of the McDojo. Run as fast as you can.

    It is fairly difficult to find good traditional karate for young...
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    Hey David, I just sent you an email.

    Hey David,

    I just sent you an email.
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    Wow. What koryu are these from?

    Wow. What koryu are these from?
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    Next Sword Fest

    Does anyone here have any information on the next Sowrd Fest held in the Washington DC area? It appears to be an annual event but I cannot find any information on it.
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    Anyone here recall back in the '60s George...

    Anyone here recall back in the '60s George Dillman claiming to have entered (then) Red China and learned this "secret" kata Wanshu? ;)
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    Does this jokester have any legitimate rank or...

    Does this jokester have any legitimate rank or training?

    I see where he claims to have trained in Japan for 14 years. I wonder if that included watching jidaigeki for 14 years???

    Steven Wood
  15. I can't help you in your search in Toronto, but...

    I can't help you in your search in Toronto, but my two cents worth would be that you should spend as much, or more, time and effort researching the sensei at each school as you do the specific ryu.
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    Jeff Cooper's rule #3 and the golden rule of gun...

    Jeff Cooper's rule #3 and the golden rule of gun safety: Keep your finger off the trigger untill your sights are on the target. Even my 9 year old son knows and practices this. What an idiot!
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    Kim Taylor said, "Their curriculum isn't really a...

    Kim Taylor said, "Their curriculum isn't really a bit of this and that, it's MSR, then Batto ho (Kono Hyakuren's WWII set, still practiced in the ZNIR), the Bangai den ("other stuff" hanging around...
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    Kiyoikaze Iaido Federation

    Does anyone here have any experience with this organization?

    They seem to teach a mix of several different styles including Muso Shinden Ryu, Toyama Ryu, ZNKR Seitei Gata, Shindo Munen Ryu, Eishin...
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    Thanks Paul, This is what I was looking for. ...

    Thanks Paul, This is what I was looking for.

    Though it only shows one kata, what do you guys think of the techniques?
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    Hey Chris, Basically, I have read about the...

    Hey Chris,

    Basically, I have read about the questionable claims in various places over the years, one of them this past weekend. As an observer of JSA, both koryu and gendai, I'd like to see it...
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    Christopher, It looks like that clip is...

    Christopher,

    It looks like that clip is aikiken from the Tenshin Dojo in Miami, FL. I guess what I am looking for is video of Fred Lovret's style. Thanks,
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    No, it is not Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu. ...

    No, it is not Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu. From what I have read there are several dojo in the US that teach it. May be connected to Fred Lovret.
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    Itto Tenshin Katori Shinto Ryu Video

    The history and questionable claims of the Itto Tenshin Katori Shinto Ryu have been discussed numerous times on this and other forums. However, I've not been able to find any video on youtube of...
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    Specifically, what did you find as rubbish?
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    Mel, Since you are interested in Kenjutsu or...

    Mel, Since you are interested in Kenjutsu or Iaido I recommend finding a kendo dojo, which should be fairly easy for you to do. Ask the students or sensei there. They should be able to point you...
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