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    That's interesting - to me - because noone I've ever spoken to who has trained in the variety of Kukishin ryu bojutsu taught in Kukishinden Happo Hiken has been taught the shoden no kata after the...
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    A list (perhaps not THE list ;)), can be seen here:

    http://www.jinenkanstore.com/Articles.asp?ID=128

    Interestingly, the sabaki gata are listed in sequence after the okuden gata.

    James Whelan
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    Dr. Greenfield credits the owner of the print in his book. With a little digging, the owner should be contactable.

    James Whelan
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    I think that adapting what you have been taught for your own individual circumstances is fine (though a distant second to adapting yourself to actualise what you have been taught).

    Not so fine is...
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    Heaven, Earth and Hell.

    Chi no kata (forms of Earth) is code for suwari waza (seated techniques), just as Ten no kata (forms of Heaven) is code for tachi waza (standing techniues).
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    But in 1988, when Louis Frederic’s 'Dictionaire des artes martiaux' was published, I think he was the highest profile Bujinkan member in France and therfore, I suspect, the source of this...
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    A picture in http://www.rsrjujutsu.com's history of rsr gallery is captioned as follows:


    Prof. Kaizo Komito, James Shortt's 2nd Ryoi Shintô Ryű Teacher

    Who is Kaizo Komito?
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    I think that's directed to me.

    If so, all I can say is that there is more Kukishin ryu practiced outside the Bujinkan than within it.
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    The combination of France, the late 80s, Yamabushi, and Shinden Fudo ryu lead me to suspect that he got his information from Sylvain Guintard.

    Not sure though.
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    Kito-ryu Kuki-ha jujutsu

    I'm very much obliged John.



    This is a diversion from the line of enquirey on this thread but only a slight one I think.

    According to the autobiography of Takamatsu Toshitsugu ...
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    Hi George,

    Having read that, it seems Barton-Wright learned Shinden Fudo ryu jujutsu from Yata Noriyuki and Mabumi learned Shinden Fudo ryu kenpo from the same teacher. My question is are these...
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    clarifications

    I'm not trying to be funny here - I'm very interested in this subject.



    How do we know that the style Barton-Wright trained in is the same one that Mabumi learned. Can the possibility that Yata...
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    No, I don't think I've ever met you.

    I just remembered you posted on Genbukan.org with KJJR in your signature and deduced from your recent posts about your Ryoi Shinto ryu training that you're...
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    Hi John,

    Do you train with Tony Carrick's group?
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    Katsuharu Hashimoto

    'Beginning Ju-jitsu: Ryoi-shinto style', was co-authored by Katsuharu Hashimoto. Who is Katsuharu Hashimoto?

    James Whelan
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    I was told once that a senior Japanese Bujinkan shihan was asked a question along similar lines and answered, 'Divide your grade by three and round down.'
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    On an antique swords dealer's website once, they had a saw-toothed blade mounted in tanto koshirae. According to this site, it was the opinion of the experts consulted that this was probably a...
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    I must say that I am fascinated by this topic.

    May I ask a few questions?

    It is my understanding that Hatsumi-sensei's Gyokko ryu densho is written on the same physical scroll as is his...
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    Apologies for posting incorrect information (if indeed it was incorrect).

    No apologies for stating the costs of grades publicly. Keeping people aware of this information reduces the chance of them...
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    The phrase 'degree' is usually avoided in Budo...

    The phrase 'degree' is usually avoided in Budo Taijutsu. This seems to have originated with Ed Parker's American Kenpo. Parker used quasi-academic terms like 'degree' and 'professor' for grades in...
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    Also remember, originally godan was the highest grade in the Kodokan and later expanded to judan...so adding extra dan grades is not without precident (but as has been pointed out, these arn't...
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    In Turnbull's 'the Samurai sourcebook' he translates extensively from an old war manual (can't remember the name). It recomends using your swors to climb over obsticals. It's not a ninja manual. The...
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    Quest Koppojutsu DVD

    Has anyone seen this yet? Can someone please say something about the Kumogakure ryu koppojutsu, Gikan ryu koppojutsu and Gyokushin ryu koppojutsu? Also, what's new regarding Koto ryu koppojutsu?...
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    Regarding the technique "Kumite" at the end of the bojutsu section.
    Is this a new kata introduced by Hatsumi sensei? De-classified kuden? Or just something interesting to play with?
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    yep, the letter opener. Another example proving that the straight blade, square tsuba, 'ninjato' exists in Japan. Some commentators have said that the design doesn't exist in Japan.
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