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    A former Saitama University Assistant Professor,...

    A former Saitama University Assistant Professor, Shioiri Sensei, may be able to
    give some information but he may be in between returning to Japan and his
    recent stay in South America. I will try...
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    A giant of a man...physically in those days in...

    A giant of a man...physically in those days in Japan, and spiritually great; a pioneer who changed hearts and (mis)perceptions, and opened doors for non-Japanese MA people to enter. Thank you, Warner...
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    Thank you Ewok for input on 'nasty' MA wear,...

    Thank you Ewok for input on 'nasty' MA wear, though seem to recall when purchasing a new keiko gi and hakama for the godan shinsa in Tokyo some 8~9 years ago, did manage to get a quite nice set for...
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    I was told the SK dogi would be ordered by the...

    I was told the SK dogi would be ordered by the Sensei, the cost 10,000 Yen
    = 124.70 Au.D./74.80 Pounds. (Bit high compared to the average keiko-gi & hakama for Kendo but guess it includes insignia...
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    May a Possible Newcomer Ask What is Being Referred To?

    Hello,

    I live/work in Japan so as to learn its traditional culture, and have been thinking about studying Shorinji Kempo. However, given the above thread mentioning BSKF (British Shorinji Kempo...
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    'Shoren-be or Not to Be...?

    Hello and I'd like to ask for your comments on possibly starting Shorenji Kempo,,,
    with an eye to its good or special points, say as compared to standard Karate such as Shotokan, etc.? Thank you...
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    Thank you for the wishes and though not now doing...

    Thank you for the wishes and though not now doing karate, I hope you will accept return best wishes for the honest and humble on the Martial Ways Michi, in the new Year of the Tiger.
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    Thank you very much for the posting. A touching...

    Thank you very much for the posting. A touching and inspiring story.
  9. Thread: Help with Yumi

    by P. Hval
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    Especially if a cold and dry climate. If unable...

    Especially if a cold and dry climate. If unable to go to the dojo to practice, was told to still should go to "warm it up" = rub a cloth up and down its length, in winter. Perhaps you could try that...
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    My computer doesn't show the video so sharply,...

    My computer doesn't show the video so sharply, and while it looked like the hakama were backwards, could it be that's a black or dark "obi" wrapped around its top or a kind o outer "hara maki"...
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    Robert Carver, thanks for the reply and...

    Robert Carver, thanks for the reply and suggestion. Pamela
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    Jacques LeGrand

    In the late 1960's I began Judo in New Orleans, LA with a teacher called Jacques LeGrand, but moving to Asia, lost contact, etc. Would anyone know LeGrand Sensei still has a dojo there? Thanks if you...
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    Shugyosha, Thank you for the reply. Compared to...

    Shugyosha, Thank you for the reply. Compared to many, 6~7 years in Shotokan are few. But from what you, Lance and Wikepedia have written, at least now have some ideas about my sempai's MA background...
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    Wado Ryu Origin and Parallel Development?

    Still hoping for some help on question posted a few days ago. Apols. for eagerness, thanks!
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    Wado Ryu as differs from...?

    Hello and apologies for intruding in this in-depth discussion but... An
    acquaintance who will be helping me with Kendo (which I attempt to learn),
    is said to be doing Wado Ryu. If you won't mind,...
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    Thanks for the input. Could be misleading to advertise such a way to learn as a MA newcomer may believe and cough up the money.
  17. Sorry the original link was budo.com - anyway did...

    Sorry the original link was budo.com - anyway did click on "here" but got nowhere. Suppose main question is, what is thought about video learning...seems weird but could it help some folks unable to...
  18. Learning by books/videos? (indirect instruction)

    Happening upon a link something like ebudo.com, under "education" ("dating" also on their list) saw aikijutsu.com - and clicking on that, to the sound of small Japanese drums, watched a clip...
  19. Comely Kotooshu for the Ladies?

    I'm with Jon's spouse as the "yoghurt-yum" would-be yokozuna can attract the ladies who'll force their husbands to keep the TV (or radio) tuned in.
    While Kotooshu's wrestling background must help...
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    Window Cover for Exercise Room

    Don't you want to see out that window, let natural light in? Or is concentration easier when covered?
  21. Kotooshu still have that nagging knee injury? (My...

    Kotooshu still have that nagging knee injury? (My TV crashed!)
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    A quiet room, nice! 4.5-mat size? The hanging red...

    A quiet room, nice! 4.5-mat size? The hanging red and green items are like acrobatic chairs? Is that a kimono displayed with wisteria pattern? (Nosy like a cat, sorry)
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    A Judo-Matted Living Room

    Hello: That is a lovely photo and good story about your son. Would that we could all approach life as fun, even the tough parts, and get up smiling.
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    Avatar is...?

    An Avatar seems to come to those who have posted 1 time or 200+. What does it signify (hmmm like what does the wind gently pushing waves onto a white-sand beach in the moonlight signify...)?
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    Iaido and Jodo in Fujimino Shi, Saitama

    Hi,

    There's a group in (what used to be called Kamifukuoka-Shi) Fujimino-Shi
    (city name and Tobu Tojo train line's nearest station) called Shinto-Kan
    (God's Sword) having both Iaido (Japanese...
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