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    David, you already contacted me about this. But...

    David, you already contacted me about this. But for the benefit of others, I finally had my old VHS tapes digitised and thought it a good idea to reply to this thread anyway, for the record so to...
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    Tasshi does indeed = 達士 and kyoshi = 教士 ...

    Tasshi does indeed = 達士 and kyoshi = 教士 not 経 (which means sutra or scripture).
    Renshi = 錬士 not 連 which is half of the term renmei 連盟 which means federation. b
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    In kendo kakarite 掛手 refers to the attacker and...

    In kendo kakarite 掛手 refers to the attacker and motodachi 元立 refers to the receiver in any two person drill.

    In the action of cutting, in kendo sometimes the left hand is referred to as hikite 引手...
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    There may be some modern reprints, but the...

    There may be some modern reprints, but the question is, can you read Japanese? Because the chances they have been translated into English are very slim (i.e. zero). Other than kenshi247 (George) and...
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    Interesting article. I think the author means...

    Interesting article.

    I think the author means "Coup de Grace Style" not "Cu de Gras style".

    Also, I'm not sure why he says the rotation of the sword in Kaiten Chiburi is only 270 degrees. I...
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    Sticky: Random meaningless post... check. Spelling...

    Random meaningless post... check.

    Spelling mistaeks... check.

    Link to "free" site in signature... check.

    Spambot behaviour (or human behaving like one). b
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    The only gender specific aspect to keikogi that I...

    The only gender specific aspect to keikogi that I am aware of is colour (white), although this is not really a strict convention. That, and the fact that keikogi for naginata are plain cotton like...
  8. Thanks for the clarification on YSR's otome-ryu...

    Thanks for the clarification on YSR's otome-ryu status Josh. Does change my argument a bit... :/

    Kit, you prompt me to wonder: perhaps it's more interesting to think about why certain ryu held...
  9. On this issue, I'm clear about Karl's thesis and...

    On this issue, I'm clear about Karl's thesis and I feel it is well-thought out. It really gives one a new perspective on a whole lot of accepted wisdom.

    However in the one ryuha which I have...
  10. Sounds like the film "Twilight Samurai", although...

    Sounds like the film "Twilight Samurai", although fortunately for the main character (and the audience) it turned out that he was a highly-gifted swordsman. b
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    I was too lazy to get off my arse and find a...

    I was too lazy to get off my arse and find a koryu teacher so, like a snake, I waited and waited and waited until one came close enough for me to get to without much trouble. Only took about 15 years...
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    Many of the senior exponents of Tatsumi Ryu Hyoho...

    Many of the senior exponents of Tatsumi Ryu Hyoho have practiced or continue to practice kendo. For example the current Headmaster's father actively practiced both kendo and judo to a high level and...
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    Good luck with your new dojo Steve, I've been an...

    Good luck with your new dojo Steve, I've been an avid reader of your articles in Kendo World magazine. Since practising sojutsu I have a greater appreciation of the dynamics of a purely thrusting...
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    Thanks Kit. Excellent find. b

    Thanks Kit. Excellent find.

    b
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    Sticky: Reading books and watching DVDs is good for...

    Reading books and watching DVDs is good for general research. However don't confuse that with learning kenjutsu. You can no more teach yourself kenjutsu by self-study than you can become an...
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    I thought the "Oni no tsume" technique was the...

    I thought the "Oni no tsume" technique was the one he used at the end on the lecherous old dude with the protate problem. The trick that "Toda sensei" (played by the legendary Butoh dancer Min...
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    On reflection I think it's a sign of where I am...

    On reflection I think it's a sign of where I am in my own koryu studies (near the beginning), and the fact that it is such a large curriculum, that I wouldn't feel right going to a workshop by...
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    Like you Josh I was more of the impression that...

    Like you Josh I was more of the impression that it was mostly gendai budo schools who did this kind of 'cross training'.

    OTOH I wouldn't consider it 'cross-training' for any of the...
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    Interesting replies. Paul, yours especially helps...

    Interesting replies. Paul, yours especially helps explain the rationale for such seminars. Of course through the kendo renmei here we have iaido and jodo seminars all the time, but these are usually...
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    Seminars and koryu kenjutsu

    This thread was prompted by the "Tenshinsho Jigen Ryu in WV" thread.

    I thought it was interesting that what seemed like a koryu art was holding a seminar that was intended for non-practitioners to...
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    Haga Tadatoshi sensei

    Haga Tadatoshi, Iaido hanshi 8 dan, Kendo hanshi 8 dan, passed away on 7 March. He was 92. Haga sensei was the younger brother of Haga Junichi, and may be best known outside Japan as Miyamoto Kai...
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    I'm assuming this is for a temporary set-up... ...

    I'm assuming this is for a temporary set-up...

    At the recent Nittadai embu taikai in Melbourne, the students used sticky but reuseable tabs, about DL envelope size by the look of it, under the...
  23. Cagey lot these koryu guys, aren't they......

    Cagey lot these koryu guys, aren't they... Queensland. I believe it's Brisbane.

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  24. Your original site Daniel has been invaluable for...

    Your original site Daniel has been invaluable for promoting koryu in Australia. Good to see an updated version back online.

    Th only ones you missed AFAICS were Greg Clarke's HNIR group....
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    The angle of the arms in hasso no kamae describe...

    The angle of the arms in hasso no kamae describe the number 8 or 八. That is, neither exaggeratedly sticking out horizontally, nor pressed in against the body almost vertical, but relaxed and...
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