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    Kenjutsu in San Francisco

    Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo classes in San Francisco

    The Suio Ryu is one of the few extant koryu, or ancient systems of martial arts, practiced today. It was founded around 1600 by Mima Yoichizaemon...
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    Iaido in San Francisco

    Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo classes in San Francisco

    The Suio Ryu is one of the few extant koryu, or ancient systems of martial arts, practiced today. It was founded around 1600 by Mima Yoichizaemon...
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    Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo classes in San Francisco

    http://www.suioryu-usa.org/

    The Suio Ryu is one of the few extant koryu, or ancient systems of martial arts, practiced today. It was founded around 1600 by Mima Yoichizaemon Kagenobu, and has...
  4. Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo USA website:...

    Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo USA website:
    http://www.suioryu-usa.org/sf/index.html
  5. San Francisco Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo Shibu

    The Suio Ryu is one of the few extant koryu, or ancient systems of martial arts, practiced today. It was founded around 1600 by Mima Yoichizaemon Kagenobu, and has followed the traditional method of...
  6. Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo San Francisco Shibu

    Greetings,

    The San Francisco, California branch of the Suio Ryu Iai Kenpo USA Shibu is currently accepting new students.Classes are held at Danceground Keriac, 1805 Divisedero St, San Francisco,...
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    Best custom made naginata I have seen to date:...

    Best custom made naginata I have seen to date:
    https://www.facebook.com/bethsbuki
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    I think that supplementary training might be the...

    I think that supplementary training might be the way to go. But not so much for the strength and endurance stuff (although that will be a nice side benefit). I am thinking that something like yoga...
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    Mind if I ask, which koryu?

    Mind if I ask, which koryu?
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    Thank you for the reply. I have put together dummies using old equipment and found that the mengane wears out bamboo really quickly and so have tried using waxed twine and leather wraps around the...
  11. Poll: Dummy looks great. The question that I have...

    Dummy looks great. The question that I have looking at it is, is it hard on equipment? It looks like it could be a shinai killer.
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    I recommend Drager's Judo Formal Techniques for...

    I recommend Drager's Judo Formal Techniques for great advice on how to get he most out of kata training.
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    Paperback, unsigned. Slight color fade on spine,...

    Paperback, unsigned. Slight color fade on spine, otherwise like new.
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    Paperback, not autographed. Slight color fading...

    Paperback, not autographed.
    Slight color fading on spine of book, otherwise like new.
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    FS Naked Blade

    For Sale
    Naked Blade by Toshishiro Obata $50 + shipping
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    FS Crimson Steel

    For sale:
    Crimson Steel by Toshishiro Obata $50.00 plus shipping.
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    Mr. Turner, Do you actually live in or near SF?...

    Mr. Turner,
    Do you actually live in or near SF? There are a number of of iaido and kendo dojos in the Bay Area. If you are actually interested in learning kenjutsu then it is worth your time to...
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    Hi Phil, You are probably running into some...

    Hi Phil,
    You are probably running into some trouble because naginata has a really small following in the US. Atarashi naginata only has a couple hundred people through-out the entire US practicing...
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    I was thinking, for the purposes of taking...

    I was thinking, for the purposes of taking photos, can't you apply something either to the dents or the surrounding surface to make them stand out? I'm thinking that if you rubbed a crayon across the...
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    I had been thinking maybe there was a hard knot...

    I had been thinking maybe there was a hard knot or an inclusion in the wood of the saya that might have come to the surface with wear. The good news is that we are eliminating potential problems as...
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    I know it is a long shot, but have you tried...

    I know it is a long shot, but have you tried peering into the saya aided by a small flashlight? Could you be knocking the edge of your koiguchi when doing noto? I'm just throwing out guesses here,...
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    Thank you Ellis, Your responses are quite...

    Thank you Ellis,
    Your responses are quite persuasive, and much to my surprise, I find myself convinced of the verity of your research.
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    Hi Wayne, I'm sorry, I was unclear in my prior...

    Hi Wayne,
    I'm sorry, I was unclear in my prior post. What I meant to say is that I do believe that many koryu focus on the mental/psychological aspect of training, much like modern military and...
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    When I read the tales of Ueshiba and Takeda, one...

    When I read the tales of Ueshiba and Takeda, one thing that stands out to me is that these guys did not seem to have a problem with laying some hurt on people. I would posit that in order to attain...
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    Oh, one more quick idea, read Ellis Amdur's new...

    Oh, one more quick idea, read Ellis Amdur's new book (available here: http://www.ellisamdur.com/buy.html), he has some intriguing ideas on physical training.
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