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    You can get insurance to cover : coming and going...

    You can get insurance to cover : coming and going to class, slips, falls and injuries around 35 K per student per injury, plus a couple of million on you for lawsuits. Costs a couple of hundred a...
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    To All, Don was buried Tuesday Dec 2 at...

    To All,
    Don was buried Tuesday Dec 2 at Southwest Veterans Cemetery in Dublin VA. The VFW did a nice job with a 21 gun salute and flag presentation.Don was laid out in his Judo Gi, Black Belt and a...
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    Don "Doc " Cunningham

    Don passed away in Radford VA last evening surrounded by his closest family and friends.Don had been teaching at Radford University from 2002 until retiring in 2012.Don lived for many years in Japan...
  4. Ray, I had the pleasure of working with you and...

    Ray, I had the pleasure of working with you and Marion on several occasions and he was a true inspiration to us all.
    He will be missed!
    Phil Scudieri
  5. Thinking of opening a dojo

    Hello
    You say you are worried about being the new guy in town.Why? If your product is good; have confidence in what you do.People will come if you have what they want.Friendship Demos are a good...
  6. Looking for Koryu Sword Arts in Northern Va.

    There is the Tenshin Ryu in Sterling VA.They are not Koryu but they are very strong and worth looking at.They also do Yamate Ryu Aikijutsu.Google them, also Itten Dojo in Harrisburg PA. Robert Wolf...
  7. Kenjutsu seminar at the delaware budokan. April 19, 2014

    On April 19th I will be holding a seminar for the introduction of Nihon Kenjutsu.Topics covered will be proper grip, cutting, and one and two man exercises. We will also work on the Heiho/Strategy of...
  8. How long is the fight you train for?

    Most conflict I have seen or been involved in last only a few minutes. You must do a comprehensive training method for both body and mind. All the training in the world wont do any good if you don't...
  9. Kanjuro Shibata XX Master Bow Maker and Archer

    Kanjuro Shibata XX, Bow Maker and Archer to the Imperial House and head of Zenko International.

    The Shibata family were bow makers to the Imperial House from the year 1550. He was Shibata the XX. ...
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    I use a Bizen Odachi Bokken and my katana for iai...

    I use a Bizen Odachi Bokken and my katana for iai is a Kunisada
    Phil Scudieri
    ZNSBR/Seibukan Dojo Kyoto
    http//:www.Delawarebudokan.Net
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    I find teaching the "anyone through the door"...

    I find teaching the "anyone through the door" concept a great way to always be kept "on your toes" so to speak. It's a chance to review your material and figure how to present it in perhaps even in a...
  12. I see the school is run by 3 san dans and no...

    I see the school is run by 3 san dans and no seniors."fully qualified to teach karate" They can do warm ups and kihon drills but way to low to operate without a master instructor at least checking on...
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    I see dead people

    In the Kyudo Ryu I trained in the females wore their hakama tied to the side an we to the front.No one was a zombie though lol
    Phil Scudieri
    ZNSBR
    Delaware Budokan
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    I see dead people

    The only flopping will be when he gets that knee in the groin and falls to the floor!

    Phil Scudieri
    ZNSBR
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    I see dead people

    Bwaaaaaaa (lemonade all over the screen)


    Phil Scudieri
    ZNSBR
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    Swords are obsolete

    Well said Mr. Sims!

    Phil Scudieri
    ZNSBR
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    Kyudo and Meditation

    I read the thread on Kyudo years ago and reread it today.I trained in the Zenko group as a member of Miyako Dojo in Washington DC for 16 years.
    I spent some wonderful moments with Shibata Sensei...
  18. research for feudal Japan

    Hello,
    Good luck on your project and I hope you succeed.
    However,all the questions you ask are able to be answered with a minimum of research either here or on perhaps Samurai Archives.A little...
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    Protecting the children in your dojo.

    Thanks for the info, Good advice, especially for new dojo owners.We have a responsibility to our students.We are in a very litigious society now and we must be careful. A mentor can have a permanent...
  20. Thinking of opening up a dojo with three others.

    Nothing wrong with planing long range.I would say most teachers on this forum started with a dream, then a plan and some taking a long time to achieve, myself included.
    I would say start by...
  21. Most impressive thing I have seen in the martial arts

    Seeing a person who cant walk and chew gum at the same time, with no confidence or self esteem and in poor physical condition train hard realize their dream and become a fine martial artist a...
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    fan kata

    In the Tenshin Ryu we have a tessen kata that works with the sword to shield intensions and technique, verses a style that adds it as an extenstion of an empty hand kata...which is still pretty cool....
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    Koichi Tohei Sensei passes at 91

    I recall reading "What is Aikido" as a beginner in the martial arts many years ago.It was the first book I had purchased on the martial arts and it had a profound effect on me and many others for...
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    status of organizations in Japan

    Hi,
    Sorry it was'nt so obvious to me lol.It is an interesting question.
    THe ZNBR to my knowledge is the governing board for budo for the conservation of Classicl Martial Arts.Although several arts...
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    status of organizations in Japan

    Perhaps you might want to define "status". You might get more replies. As a member of ZNBR I'm sure we at least get a little respect, but other then that, Im not sure what you mean.

    Phil Scudieri...
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