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    Hey Jose, Where in the SF area? There is quite...

    Hey Jose,

    Where in the SF area? There is quite a lot of Iwama style throughout the bay area.
  2. The seminar is just a week away and we are...

    The seminar is just a week away and we are expecting a good turnout.

    Please e-mail us if you haven't registered yet but are planning on attending the seminar so we can get an idea on mat space.
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  3. Toby Threadgill, SoCal July 26 & 27. Internal strength, jujutsu principles, striking

    Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin ryu
    Two day Seminar with Toby Threadgill, Menkyo Kaiden
    Internal strength, jujutsu principles, and striking

    When: Saturday July 26th & 27th
    Time: 10:00 am – 5:00pm...
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    I know it's been years since this was asked... ...

    I know it's been years since this was asked...

    The Shinto bowing ceremony is called
    "ni rei, ni hakushu ippai" 二礼、二拍手、一拝
    2 bows, 2 claps, 1 bow

    It is to announce your presence to the kami...
  5. It may be notable that up until Takuma Hisa...

    It may be notable that up until Takuma Hisa received menkyo kaiden the kyoju dairi certification was the highest available in Daito ryu, menkyo kaiden did not exist. I believe that Yoshida was not...
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    Shindo Yoshin ryu seminar in SoCal

    For those interested there will be a two-day Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin ryu seminar with Toby Threadgill in Southern California this September.

    Check the Seminar forum for details:
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    FWIW... It should be noted that Meynard was...

    FWIW...

    It should be noted that Meynard was only training with Angier sensei for about 2-3 years before he started going to Tim’s. That’s barely getting the basics in body control. Especially...
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    The picture is not of Yoshida Kotaro, but of his...

    The picture is not of Yoshida Kotaro, but of his son Kenji in his teens. It is a formal portrait, he is wearing montsuki (formal kimono with the family crest on it) and hakama, seated in seiza....
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    Yes, Okazaki trained in Yoshin ryu in Hawaii, I...

    Yes, Okazaki trained in Yoshin ryu in Hawaii, I forgot about that. Correct me if I'm wrong, he studied with a Yoshimatsu Tanaka at the Shinyukai dojo.

    Do you how much of Yoshin ryu still exists in...
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    Actually Yoshida Kotaro was said to have earned...

    Actually Yoshida Kotaro was said to have earned scrolls in several arts prior to Daito ryu.

    Quoted from an interview with Katsuyuki Kondo:

    “Yoshida Sensei had been awarded another scroll that...
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    Post number #7 of this thread.
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    Just because it was mentioned briefly…

    It should be noted that Shidare Yanagi ryu teaches its principles through a strict kata curriculum, as do most JMA. The only overt aspect to its principles is that they have been shared openly....
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    Not DR, but in this recent interview with Toby he...

    Not DR, but in this recent interview with Toby he talks about testing/challenging the techniques and principles within koryu, and a few other things relative to this discussion.
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    I offered the article as “Another perspective”,...

    I offered the article as “Another perspective”, not a different one. :p

    Actually, Takamura sensei preserved the original Shindo Yoshin ryu curriculum as was passed on to him. He rearranged it to...
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    Another perspective...

    http://www.shinyokai.com/Essays_CreativityandChange.htm
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    Greetings Mike, I’d suggest getting yourself a...

    Greetings Mike,

    I’d suggest getting yourself a copy of Aikido New’s
    “Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu: Conversations with Daito-ryu Masters”

    http://www.aikidojournal.com/catalog/productdetails?code=dtr...
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    Sandalwood. Here's a link to some: ...

    Sandalwood.

    Here's a link to some:

    http://www.ecclecstacy.com/NipponKodo_incense_1.html
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    My rant in reply

    We first met Gary Morrow in the early ‘90’s it was at the first Yanagi ryu seminar he attended, at Aikido of Diablo Valley (ADV). He showed up in a brand new black karate gi and black belt. During...
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    Another horn on ebay

    http://cgi.ebay.com/SAMURAI-Conch-shell-Japanese_W0QQitemZ290012741884QQihZ019QQcategoryZ73466QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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    I made an error in regards to what I said about...

    I made an error in regards to what I said about the arts going though the Obata family (just in case anyone was making note of all this) Yukiyoshi, the late head of Takamura-ha Shindo Yoshin ryu, was...
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    Duly noted, thank you. :)

    Duly noted, thank you. :)
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    I stand corrected… sort of. I just got off the...

    I stand corrected… sort of.

    I just got off the phone with Toby Threadgill and he explained to me my confusion... and then added to it.

    When we had been watching the video of Shingetsu Muso...
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    Don't fool yourself

    No offence Noah, but you are kind of grasping at straws trying to make your art seem more exclusive than it probably is. All arts have similarities and, especially in Japan, many of the arts have...
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    I have not yet seen the dvd myself, and it was...

    I have not yet seen the dvd myself, and it was made after I left the dojo, so I really can't answer your questions.
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    It is just one facet of the overall curriculum...

    It is just one facet of the overall curriculum that includes most of the major weapons used by the bushi, and empty hand.
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