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    There probably isn't a whole lot of resources, if...

    There probably isn't a whole lot of resources, if any, on this particular subject that have been written or translated into English. Perhaps there are some Japanese resources available, but...
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    Sword in Takagi Yoshin Ryu? Please explain your...

    Sword in Takagi Yoshin Ryu? Please explain your source for this.
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    Iridium? Interesting...must have been some...

    Iridium? Interesting...must have been some meteorites that impacted at some point in time where that material came from.
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    Mind you I am not Bujinkan, so my perspective may...

    Mind you I am not Bujinkan, so my perspective may be quite different than what you experience. However, I wouldn't let what Mr. Van Donk puts on his website influence your perception of Ninpo. That...
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    Much of the "spiritual" aspects of martial arts...

    Much of the "spiritual" aspects of martial arts come through the actual training of the techniques. The focus requried in learning, and the execution of the techniques refine the spirit and break...
  6. Thread: Ninja vs Wiki

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    I noticed that too. It seems as though...

    I noticed that too. It seems as though everything was cited needing an outside reference. Maybe some of the academics can post entries that can meet the criteria they are looking for. Personally I...
  7. Thread: Koryu Hokkaido

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    Those of us in the Genbukan are very familiar...

    Those of us in the Genbukan are very familiar with Nagao Sensei, as he is a teacher of Tanemura Soke. He is the Soke of Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu Yamamoto-ha, and also of Mugen Shinto Ryu Iaijutsu.
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    True there is the Koryu Karate system in our...

    True there is the Koryu Karate system in our organization as well as Takamatsu Sensei calling various ryuha Karate Koppojutsu. I'll never tell her that though. :D My mother calls it "ninja karate,"...
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    LOL. I figured everyone but the gentleman whose...

    LOL. I figured everyone but the gentleman whose post mine followed, knew it was a typo.

    The problem with the names is that most non-practitioners are going to classify all martial arts into...
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    I think Mr. London just made a typo, switching...

    I think Mr. London just made a typo, switching the i and the u. He is fully aware that it is ninjutsu, and is not suggesting that there is an art called nunjitsu.

    Kobudo gets everyone thinking...
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    Thank you for clearing that up. The reason I...

    Thank you for clearing that up. The reason I brought up the youtube guys was because they're doing everything to discredit Takamatsu Sensei, but are totally ok with Fujita Seiko.
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    That's very interesting, considering there are a...

    That's very interesting, considering there are a couple of knuckleheads on YouTube going around to the various ninpo/ninjutsu videos, and saying there are no fighting techniques in ninjutsu.
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    I think Fujita Seiko was always adamant about not...

    I think Fujita Seiko was always adamant about not teaching what he knew as far as ninjutsu was concerned. At least that's what I've gathered from reading bits and pieces about him here and there.
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    Oh don't misunderstand me, I definitely see what...

    Oh don't misunderstand me, I definitely see what you're saying. I can see how this could also open the door for replies like, "See we told you Fujita Seiko taught his ninjutsu to people."
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    Is that really ninjutsu he's showing or circus...

    Is that really ninjutsu he's showing or circus tricks?
  16. Thread: UK nostalgia

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    That's it! Haven't seen that photo in years.

    That's it! Haven't seen that photo in years.
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    Was that the one were Sho Kosugi had a sword...

    Was that the one were Sho Kosugi had a sword going up on the left side, his right hand had a shuko and it was going across the photo by the sword?
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    I don't know the teacher or any of the students,...

    I don't know the teacher or any of the students, but I can say they teach legitimate ninpo and samurai arts. Also, since they are part of the Genbukan, then there is a good bit of quality control in...
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    I was thinking I read something to that effect in...

    I was thinking I read something to that effect in Essence of Ninjutsu, regarding Takamatsu Sensei speaking to Mr. Hatsumi through the vapors of his sweat. I think really he meant that he just...
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    I have often heard that there was correspondence...

    I have often heard that there was correspondence between Takamatsu Sensei and Tanemura Soke in the form of letters, phone calls, etc. If that was indeed the case, then there could have been some...
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    Why not write him and ask?

    Why not write him and ask?
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    Maybe it is the Korean version. :)

    Maybe it is the Korean version. :)
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    That was pathetic.

    That was pathetic.
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    This version of the Discovery Channel bit is...

    This version of the Discovery Channel bit is different than what I have on the DVD. However, the main narrator says it instead of the English translator for Tanemura Soke, who was already speaking...
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    Thank you Dean.

    Thank you Dean.
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