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    To further expand on two topics within the...

    To further expand on two topics within the thread:
    *Origins: Fudo shin being a result of a common physical teaching on internal training to achieve immovability, from Tibet to Japan.
    * My choice of...
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    Edit: I wanted to finish with Can you? If not?...

    Edit:
    I wanted to finish with
    Can you?
    If not?
    Why not?
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    Oh boy Discussions of butt holes squeezing tight...

    Oh boy
    Discussions of butt holes squeezing tight or stretching open are about as useful as tightening the buttocks or stretching them. What is really happening is a bunch of martial artists guessing...
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    Dan Harden in Germany April 10-13

    We forgot to post this.There are a just few spots open
    Dan Harden in Germany April 10-13
    April 10-13 Germany (cost is 150 Euro)
    Aikido dojo Darmstadt
    Hugelstrasse 75

    Dan's first four day...
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    Well, sure You have preparedness/ awareness...

    Well, sure
    You have preparedness/ awareness training. LEO and active duty forces have their demands. That is a mental state as well.
    I'm not taking about that.
    That isn't the immovable state that...
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    Hi again Chris I appreciated your post. The...

    Hi again Chris
    I appreciated your post. The discussion -or should I say concept- of the mind in the buttocks led me to several edits about where I think many budo-ka's have their own heads. ;-)...
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    Hi Kit. I keep it: Family Job Budo (not dojo)...

    Hi Kit.
    I keep it:
    Family
    Job
    Budo (not dojo)
    As higher level budo happens constantly.
    * I got my martial skills inside of dojo.
    * I walked into my power, training every spare moment I could...
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    I'm traveling and don't have my books with me. I...

    I'm traveling and don't have my books with me. I couldn't remember the reference to vajrapani and immovability.
    As one of the three representations or archetypes of the enlightened mind , limitless...
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    His Nio Zen is based on the Nio statues I wrote...

    His Nio Zen is based on the Nio statues I wrote about earlier.
    The Nio were a version of Vajrapani (again a concept not a being) The name means the hand of Vajra and is associated with the Buddhas...
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    Hi Chris I think it is an important distinction...

    Hi Chris
    I think it is an important distinction to understand that various "interpretations" don't alter the proven results and history of this work. People tend to assign values of truth.... even...
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    Great. I hoped it would make more sense as a...

    Great. I hoped it would make more sense as a complete model. There is much more to it than that, but its better discussed in person.
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    Peter I will read it on the plane heading home....

    Peter
    I will read it on the plane heading home.
    Preliminary thoughts that may echo your own:

    1. Family
    2. Job
    3. Budo
    Each makes the other possible to achieve a balanced life.
    That said, the...
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    Well, to be fair. You were right and I should...

    Well, to be fair. You were right and I should have listened to you back then. As Ellis said. "I take forever to make a decision." It was my professional life. A misstep could cost my clients...
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    Kit I wanted to thank you. We have disagreed and...

    Kit
    I wanted to thank you. We have disagreed and also agreed on many things over the years. We always discuss without insulting (well, at least trying not to) each other over some view points. You...
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    Cliffs statement is backward. Chris named his...

    Cliffs statement is backward. Chris named his organization... FROM... My direct teachings to him. Which is Sangen. He was hoping -as were many others- that I would put a name on my system. I have...
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    Kit. You're still not understanding the...

    Kit.
    You're still not understanding the completeness of the training, and my points. Although to be clear, you're not understanding Takuan and many other's, both martial and otherwise who wrote...
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    Hi Kit. I'm teaching in Hawaii. More later....

    Hi Kit.
    I'm teaching in Hawaii. More later. Chris and I were just discussing the logo for my system "Sangen" and kurikara the dragon rising around the sword and is origins in front of the sangen. It...
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    Through known physical training models working...

    Through known physical training models working the body- not mental imagery.
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    Maybe there was a common thread to what made the...

    Maybe there was a common thread to what made the greats.....well...great!
    Why were so many of the greats all pointing back at this material? Why does it keep showing up?
    Obviously those who trained...
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    Sure. We are not agreeing. I think it a bit...

    Sure. We are not agreeing.
    I think it a bit weird to allude to martial arts being a religion though, when you are the one talking about a mental state, and I am the one talking about rock solid,...
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    There isn't an argument to be had, at least in...

    There isn't an argument to be had, at least in person. It is what it is.
    Given what I know and have experienced these last years, I am unmoved that the majority of budo people don't know these...
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    I was asking about alternatives to fudo shin......

    I was asking about alternatives to fudo shin... As in fudo myoo; the discussion. Moving it away from a state of mind, to the Tibetan and Japanese physical reality.
    Esoteric training to achieve...
  23. Nope. The limit on two swords a month is modern...

    Nope. The limit on two swords a month is modern post war doctrine.
    It was an inferior understanding of tempering the hard edge and spring tempered back- they produced soft backs that took set-bends....
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    Really? Where, what and how?...

    Really?
    Where, what and how?
    .............crickets.
  25. An old thread, but for accuracy, last time I...

    An old thread, but for accuracy, last time I checked, Japanese swords can be made out of:
    Tamahagane
    Sponge iron
    Electrolytic iron.
    There are reasons for this that I don't need go into.
    Because...
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