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  1. Yes, my mistake. On this topic I got confused...

    Yes, my mistake. On this topic I got confused with so many trolling answers.
  2. Gentlemen, to cut this topic short, waza vs kata...

    Gentlemen, to cut this topic short, waza vs kata in iaido, the trolling subject of this topic. You are MJER, I am MSR. Some Sensei use Kata as term when they refer to Koryu in MSR. In practice, they...
  3. You know is a difference between thinking and...

    You know is a difference between thinking and actually doing perfect what you are thinking, right?
  4. Yes, he got it right. And in same time he says...

    Yes, he got it right. And in same time he says SEITEI waza while the book you were talking about earlier, the ZNKR Iai says kata. Now, you can argue whatever you want on the word used back and forth...
  5. No, I am not interested to establish a...

    No, I am not interested to establish a relationship with a community based on ranks, that's true. IF I want to learn something, I know where to go - and is not on a forum. I can agree or disagree...
  6. What I said above. A fragment from a comment of...

    What I said above. A fragment from a comment of Kishimoto Sensei:

    " During the 8th dan grading that took place in May I noticed that many people...
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    With what part you are not agreeing? 1. You...

    With what part you are not agreeing?
    1. You don't have the gun on you all the time and you will go to jail before you will use it in self defence
    2. best self defence is to avoid being in wrong...
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    And you have the gun always with you right? And...

    And you have the gun always with you right? And you will shoot whenever you will feel in danger? Nice.
  9. The hachidan thinks what he is doing, the other...

    The hachidan thinks what he is doing, the other just executes.
  10. I was telling you that 'waza' is as popular and...

    I was telling you that 'waza' is as popular and as general as 'budo' in western world. We give them attributes as we please - budo, the way of warrior when bu-do was most of the time the way of...
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    That is the copy-cat of the Budo Charter: In...

    That is the copy-cat of the Budo Charter:

    In 1987 the Japanese Budo Association was formed to uphold the fundamental principles of traditional budo. Member organizations include the Japan...
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    PS "the aim is to strike the protected areas"?...

    PS "the aim is to strike the protected areas"? Interesting. I thought the aim is to understand timing, distance and breathing while swinging a sword moving, the armor is there as a necessity, not a...
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    Sorry for me being blunt, but the first aim of a...

    Sorry for me being blunt, but the first aim of a martial art - gendai or old - is to be able to understand your environment and act accordingly using the 'tools' that said art gave to you. It is not...
  14. PPS Using the word 'waza' as non-japanese is a...

    PPS Using the word 'waza' as non-japanese is a generalization as you learning 'budo' while practicing a martial art. You are learning a kata that is the reflection of a real fighting situation of...
  15. PS hyaku, you deconstruct those waza and you will...

    PS hyaku, you deconstruct those waza and you will interpret them based on your fighting understanding. That's why the way a 3rd dan is doing a waza is not the same with the way a 8th dan is doing it....
  16. And I have the feeling you have no idea that the...

    And I have the feeling you have no idea that the part with "..." was not my line, but a text of my previous chatter. But please continue with your impressions.
    That person even decided that those...
  17. Ok, you want me to answer to you: 1. You have no...

    Ok, you want me to answer to you:
    1. You have no idea what means "battlefield oriented". It means their technics are developed against persons using armours. Or their technics are adapted for...
  18. No, your position was very clear. Upset? Why?...

    No, your position was very clear.
    Upset? Why? It is internet. Everybody has the right to express his opinions. And I have the right to stop a discussion short.
  19. Interesting answers. In this case, affirmations...

    Interesting answers. In this case, affirmations like:

    "This is not the way that I understand it to work. The way I have been taught, kata are not there to teach "techniques" or "situational...
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    Since you do karate, there are three things I...

    Since you do karate, there are three things I think must be read:

    How The founder of the Shorin schools of Okinawan karate, described bu as comprising seven virtues (when he refers to budo):

    1....
  21. Battlefield oriented as I recall and were the...

    Battlefield oriented as I recall and were the kendo source of inspiration. But I might be wrong. I can see the benefit if you need more leverage for longer and heavier sword too, but this is not the...
  22. I have no idea what means for you know. You have...

    I have no idea what means for you know. You have a piece of wood covering a metal and you use it against bones - or hard points in general. Without those katas, you would hold the sword kendo style -...
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    I have just one word in the back of my mind:...

    I have just one word in the back of my mind: efficiency. Just because to be efficient it means 2 things for me:
    1. you understood the situation you are into
    2. you can't be efficient without using...
  24. A late answer here too: Q: Which martial art...

    A late answer here too:
    Q: Which martial art would you recommend for self defense
    A: One that teaches you when is time to run and when is time to fight.
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    Why not? Your kiai developed by kendo will...

    Why not? Your kiai developed by kendo will attract persons around in no time, and you will be safe. And no matter what art you practice, a good sensei will tell you to:
    1. not have a posture of a...
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