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    Christian, First off welcome to e-budo, and...

    Christian,

    First off welcome to e-budo, and the D.C. area. I actually train at Capital Budokai in Dave Drawdy's (3rd dan) Mugai Ryu study group. We're in the Meishi-ha under Niina Gosoke. Robert...
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    I had very good luck using craigslist.com when I...

    I had very good luck using craigslist.com when I first started up last year. It is an effective, and free resource (just post in the "classes" section). Letting people know that you are offering a...
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    Koryu are pretty difficult to find outside of...

    Koryu are pretty difficult to find outside of major metropolitan areas, so I'd be surprised if anything existed in or around the immediate Chattanooga area. However, what type of martial art is he...
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    :laugh: Thanks for the clarification. I don't...

    :laugh: Thanks for the clarification. I don't think I'll ever cease being amused by this. classic.
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    According to a post in the Martial Talk forum,...

    According to a post in the Martial Talk forum, yes. I believe it was because they used the incorrect kanji for "sei" (though I think the kanji they used technically means "gender", but sex way house...
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    I remember watching that video a while ago in...

    I remember watching that video a while ago in complete disbelief. Judging from their other videos they seem to be a Japanese version of the show Jackass.

    However, they actually have done a few...
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    I wouldn't be so sure about that Dave. I think we...

    I wouldn't be so sure about that Dave. I think we all know that Musashi was well known for incorporating PowerStrike: Forza into his training regiment, lol.
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    [This is in response to the statement that...

    [This is in response to the statement that "advanced students should spar" comment]

    While I practice sparring on a fairly regular basis, I'm not of the
    mindset that sparring is a necessity in the...
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    Well, he actually speaks pretty good Japanese...

    Well, he actually speaks pretty good Japanese from what I have heard (his ex-wife was Japanese so I know he was exposed to it in the past), and I have heard him have brief conversations in Japanese...
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    Interesting. I had tried looking that up before,...

    Interesting. I had tried looking that up before, and came up with "pleasure". Having the kanji definately helped clear that up.

    Thanks for the clarification.
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    Sukeyasu, It might be. What does kairakuto...

    Sukeyasu,

    It might be. What does kairakuto translate to?
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    Andrew, Well it comes from an American form of...

    Andrew,

    Well it comes from an American form of battojutsu called Ishi Yama Ryu (it is a whole other story to explain why Ishi Yama isn't written Ishiyama, but to make a long story short it was...
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    Thanks for the response. Unfortunately, I don't...

    Thanks for the response. Unfortunately, I don't know the kanji.

    The word was in reference to a kata, but I'm unsure if the translation of the romanized word "keirakuto" is correct. "The Falling...
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    Quick (hopefully) translation question

    I've been trying to verify if "keirakuto" correctly translates to "falling tower". I've only taken a year of Japanese in college, so my vocab is very limited. I have heard that the suffix -to can...
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    In terms of kendo, I would highly recommend...

    In terms of kendo, I would highly recommend Seattle Kendo Kai (http://www.seattlekendokai.org/). I trained there briefly before I had to turn my attention back toward finishing college, but I want to...
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    Barrish Guji actually performed Shinzen Kekkon...

    Barrish Guji actually performed Shinzen Kekkon Shiki (Wedding Ceremony) for my wife and I. He is actually both an aikido sensei and a shinto guji (priest), so he would be a perfect individual to...
  17. In response to the idea of legitimacy, there is a...

    In response to the idea of legitimacy, there is a great discussion in the koryu subforum that I highly recommend reading through.

    http://www.e-budo.com/forum/showthread.php?t=40461
  18. Ishi Yama Ryu Battojutsu - D.C./North Virginia

    This is just to inform anyone interested that Ishi Yama Ryu Battojutsu will be offering classes in the D.C. metro/North Virginia area beginning October 11th, 2008. Classes will be held at The Jhoon...
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