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    As of February 2016 we have officially moved to...

    As of February 2016 we have officially moved to Madison, WI.
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    Lakin, KS Dojo

    Mr. Eggman,

    You will find a listing for a dojo in Lakin, KS on our web site under the affiliated dojo tab.

    www.chicagobudokai.com

    Amos Smith
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    We're about 20 minutes south of Madison. The...

    We're about 20 minutes south of Madison. The following link will provide more information: www.chicagobudokai.com

    Amos
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    Kenjutsu in Wisconsin &c.

    Hello All,

    I run a small study group out of a dojo built on my property in Stoughton, Wisconsin. For additional information on my dojo or any of our Tenshin-ryu dojo in New York, Virginia,...
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    AJJ in Stoughton, Wisconsin

    Our first class was held on 3/3/3 in Edgerton, WI. The foundation for our new, purpose built, facility was poured on 5/5/5. We are now up and running at full steam in Stoughton, Wisconsin which is...
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    I'll second that. Hey Ron-san. Amos

    I'll second that. Hey Ron-san.

    Amos
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    Aikijutsu in Wisconsin

    We're about to enter our third year of existence, here in Wisconsin. Aikijutsu classes are currently held on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 9-10. We have open mat on Sundays from 12-3, with shodo...
  8. Quicker, I think. Crushing vs. cutting. We can...

    Quicker, I think. Crushing vs. cutting. We can sew it back on if its cut. Crush it and we need the take it off.
  9. First Class

    Used a live blade on my first day of class. I require the same in my classes.
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    Hello Mr. Kleinert, This might be a good time...

    Hello Mr. Kleinert,

    This might be a good time to pull it apart and clean it, repair the koiguchi and re-glue it. There is a good article in The Bujin on this, which you will find in Mr. Ritacco's...
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    IMO the ethical application of strategy may be...

    IMO the ethical application of strategy may be positively applied to any aspect of your life.

    Amos
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    FYI, Mr. Cunningham is a Judoka with no Aiki...

    FYI, Mr. Cunningham is a Judoka with no Aiki experience to speak of. He was once allowed himself to be poked in the throat by Lovret Sensei during a kata at a Kenjustu seminar and has been banging...
  13. I think that there is a public face and a private...

    I think that there is a public face and a private face we all show to the world, just as a matter of good manners. I also think that as Budoka, it is incumbant upon us to reflect well on our art and...
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    Sure Rogier, I haven't been using the music...

    Sure Rogier,

    I haven't been using the music for the hyoshi, but rather for kokoro. I've noticed over the years, a certain tendancy towards driving fast when listening to some music while moving...
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    Hello Jeremy, IMO, Oil should only be used for...

    Hello Jeremy,

    IMO, Oil should only be used for storage, as it will store dirt in your saya over time as it builds up. Use the blade and clean it...daily if possible. If you intend to store the...
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    Thanks Jeff, I'll pick some up and give it a...

    Thanks Jeff,

    I'll pick some up and give it a try.

    Amos Smith
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    Interesting stuff. I've been experimenting with...

    Interesting stuff. I've been experimenting with iai kata to various types of music and video taping the results. I'll write more when I've finished the research.

    Amos
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    Traditions of Japan in Tobacco City

    Traditions of Japan in Tobacco City


    Edgerton, WI -- June 19, 2003 -- A light rain fell, as swordsmen from across the nation descended upon Edgerton, locally known as “Tobacco City”, in the...
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    see here

    You will find what you are seeking here:

    Chicago Budokai

    Regards,

    Amos Smith
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    Hello Mr. Scott, Whatever you think is best. ...

    Hello Mr. Scott,

    Whatever you think is best. I would prefer not to be merged with existing threads. Also, calling us AJJ would not be entirely correct.

    Thank you,

    Amos Smith
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    Training in South Central...Wisconsin

    Hello All,

    Life issues have moved me away from my Sensei in Chicago to Edgerton, Wisconsin. Henceforth, I've started a Yamate-tyu Aikijutsu and Tenshin-ryu Kenjutsu study group.

    The dojo is up...
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    Aikijujutsu in Wisconsin?

    Hello All,

    Life issues have moved me away from my Sensei in Chicago to Edgerton, Wisconsin. Henceforth, I've started a Yamate-tyu Aikijutsu and Tenshin-ryu Kenjutsu study group.

    The dojo is...
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    Not much time to visit the discussion groups. ...

    Not much time to visit the discussion groups. Would rather spend my free time on the mat. I only train 14 hours each week in addition to my studies outside of class. Having a great time. Training...
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    If crossing the river proves to be a pain, as I...

    If crossing the river proves to be a pain, as I understand it can be, you may also consider Great Falls Budokan. I've trained with most of their members and can recommend them highly. You may reach...
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    Senpai responsibility

    Hello all,

    I’m wondering what responsibility one grows into in the position of senpai and what the expectation of a good senpai would be from both above and below in the chain of command?

    As...
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