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    Thanks Bien and Paul. Bien, open invite. The...

    Thanks Bien and Paul.

    Bien, open invite. The bar is at your service and the dojo awaits.
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    Koryu Dojo in Atlanta teaching TSYR

    The Takamatsu Dojo is now teaching the koryu art, Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin ryu in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin ryu is a sogo bujutsu comprising many types of practice including...
  3. See you all there! Looking forward to see all the...

    See you all there! Looking forward to see all the TSYR enthusiasts on the "Great Atlantic" Coast!
  4. Thread: Kenjutsu dojo

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    Hello Everyone, I'm posting to this thread to...

    Hello Everyone,
    I'm posting to this thread to let people know that I am now teaching and accepting students in Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin ryu at Takamatsu Dojo, a private dojo in Decatur (a part of...
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    Hello Everyone, I'm posting to this thread to...

    Hello Everyone,
    I'm posting to this thread to let people know that I am now teaching and accepting students in Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin ryu at Takamatsu Dojo, a private dojo in Decatur (a part of...
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    Hello Everyone, I'm posting to this thread to...

    Hello Everyone,
    I'm posting to this thread to let people know that I am now teaching and accepting students in Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin ryu at Takamatsu Dojo, a private dojo in Decatur (a part of...
  7. I think the new edition of Ellis Amdur's book,...

    I think the new edition of Ellis Amdur's book, "Old School" deals with this issue. There is a diary of a German doctor and professor that survives and has been translated and published that covers...
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    Chris, Long story. He returned to the area...

    Chris, Long story. He returned to the area recently and is teaching nearby at TaborSpace in a donated office. Hope you are well.
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    Sorry, I have to jump in here too. Kit and I both...

    Sorry, I have to jump in here too. Kit and I both know and I spend most Thursday evenings hanging with a Shingon priest ordained and trained on Koya-san. No big deal, no big secrets, but there is an...
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    There is a group in Berkeley doing Takamura ha...

    There is a group in Berkeley doing Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin Ryu which is a comprehensive budo containing a substantial kenjutsu curriculum. I don't have exact contact info, but it is headed by Eric...
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    He's probably been stood up so many times he's...

    He's probably been stood up so many times he's had it and is trying something different. I'd make a counter offer. "If I show up will you refund the $20?" That aught to get him to sit up and take...
  12. Thread: Karate & Iaido

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    Guy is correct. I have never studied Wado ryu,...

    Guy is correct. I have never studied Wado ryu, but I do have contact with some practitioners who are a part of TSYR. It is my understanding based on that interaction that Wado represents Okinawan...
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    I have been thinking about this on and off since...

    I have been thinking about this on and off since Ken brought it up and think I might have a thought about it. I have had contact over the years with a couple of groups who use steel katana for kata...
  14. Stands to reason, but nice to have it confirmed.

    Stands to reason, but nice to have it confirmed.
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    Indeed, ohisashiburi. This is basically the...

    Indeed, ohisashiburi.

    This is basically the same group as it's evolved over time - Rich Elias, John Lovato and others. Toby is there teaching publicly about once a year. He'll be there on the...
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    Hi Nathan, Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin Ryu has a...

    Hi Nathan,
    Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin Ryu has a branch dojo with licenced instructors in Lakewood.

    Kenshinyokan
    http://www.shinyokai.com/dojos2.htm...
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    Great news. Thank you, Ken.

    Great news.
    Thank you, Ken.
  18. Thread: Anthony Flores?

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    Interestingly I have either his copy of FM 21-150...

    Interestingly I have either his copy of FM 21-150 (1942) or one that he signed. It is signed "Colonel Anthony R. Flores" inside the cover on the first page. "103rd Ord Co" is written on the cover...
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    One variation we use commonly is the senior...

    One variation we use commonly is the senior instructor and other instructors lined up along the joseki side and the rest of the students facing the shomen joseki to shimoseki. Depending on how...
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    Wayne, Just wanted to say that I'm glad you...

    Wayne,

    Just wanted to say that I'm glad you have started writing and publishing again.
    As much as we all miss the magazine, I really enjoy your blog posts.

    Thanks
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    Information about that event in Lisbon can be...

    Information about that event in Lisbon can be found here:
    http://www.bushikai.eu/tsyr_lisboa_seminario_2011.html


    Not to a significant extent.
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    There is a group in Lisbon headed by Artur and...

    There is a group in Lisbon headed by Artur and Marco Pinto studying Shindo Yoshin ryu. Artur and Marco are great guys and serious practitioners.
    SYR is a comprehensive system that includes a...
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    Sticky: I don't know who was involved this year, but I do...

    I don't know who was involved this year, but I do think Meik and Diane Skoss are usually involved every year. Their website, which is sort of information central for koryu matters in the English...
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    You're asking for it:...

    You're asking for it:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw


    "They want you, they want you, they want you as a new recruit."
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    There is a story about Takamura sensei of SYR who...

    There is a story about Takamura sensei of SYR who warned a student about the unsuitability of a thin hard "cutting" shape blade (one designed for tameshigiri competition). The student ignored his...
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