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  1. That's cool. I am an older guy (58) and I...

    That's cool. I am an older guy (58) and I thought I would like Iaido more than Kendo, but it is hard on the knees and toes, but I am trying to loosen up and strengthen up so I can do it. It is the...
  2. Wow, a 1 year Kendo requirement!?!? In my Dojo,...

    Wow, a 1 year Kendo requirement!?!? In my Dojo, it could be the other way around. The first hour is Iaido and the second hour is Kendo. We will sometimes go from 10 students to 40 as people show...
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    Ellis, Thank you very much for your informative...

    Ellis,
    Thank you very much for your informative reply. As you suggest I will educate myself and ask my Sensei...and now I will know better exactly what to ask thanks to you.
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    Thank you Stephen, very good advice.

    Thank you Stephen, very good advice.
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    Beginner looking for a katana

    Does anyone have any tips or leads for a beginner lookng to buy a katana? What to look for, where to look and what to spend. Any advice would be much appreciated.
  6. I wish I could join you but I am in the Dallas...

    I wish I could join you but I am in the Dallas Texas area. I really like the concept though and I would also like to see if there is anyone in this area that would like to train outside of class.
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    Thank you Brian. I've got to say that both the...

    Thank you Brian. I've got to say that both the instructors, as well as my fellow students are the most helpful people I've ever met. I have really enjoyed my first several weeks of training and I...
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    Thanks Paul, that is what I thought but was...

    Thanks Paul, that is what I thought but was trying to fill in the blanks in my notes. Class is going very well, we have a great and very helpful group...there is a lot of years experience in there.
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    Quick Question on Warm Up Exercises

    This maybe more of an Iaido question, but here goes. I am a beginner and in our warm up exercises we practice the fist move of the first Iaido kata, first a forward strike, then a strike 90 degrees...
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    We're here (in class) every Tuesday, Wednesay and...

    We're here (in class) every Tuesday, Wednesay and Thursday...please tip your waitress.
    Bogu Bing, Bogu Boom !!!
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    Thank you all very much. I have so much to...

    Thank you all very much. I have so much to learn...I just hope don't stick it to me too hard in class...
  12. Neil, I actually attended my first iaido class...

    Neil,
    I actually attended my first iaido class last night. I performed the warm up exercises with a bokken and just watched the class go through the actual katas. I was absolutely hypnotized. I...
  13. Neil, Yes, I saw that once my excitement over...

    Neil,
    Yes, I saw that once my excitement over maybe finding a good deal subsided and read the date of the post. Oh well, live and learn...I just I hope I live long enough to learn all that I don't...
  14. William, I assume it has an 11" Tsuka or handle...

    William,
    I assume it has an 11" Tsuka or handle and I probably need a 30" to 0.5 inch blade since I am almost 6' tall...since I am new, a little shorter would probably be alright as well.
    Thanks
  15. William, I am definitely interested. I am new...

    William,
    I am definitely interested. I am new to the hobby so we need to make sure the blade is appropriate for me. What is the measurement or nagasa Paul referred to above?
    Thanks.
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    Thanks Cady. I will take it slow and not sure...

    Thanks Cady. I will take it slow and not sure how I posted on the Budo Store forum...I am still learning my way around the site. Have a good week.
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    My first Class in Kendo

    I just had my first Kendo class at DFW KIK (north Dallas area) and really enjoyed it. It was overwhelming, exhausting and inspiring. Both the teachers as well as the students were very helpful and...
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    Thank you, that is good to hear. They are the...

    Thank you, that is good to hear. They are the closest to me and also appear to have exactly what I am interested in. They also immediatly returned my email inquiry and just happen to practice in my...
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    Thank you Cady. I have my first Kendo class this...

    Thank you Cady. I have my first Kendo class this Tuesday and will follow up with an Iaido class next weekend, both at the DFW KIK. Interestingly, these classes are close to my home and in my old...
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    Hello from Dallas Texas

    Hello and happy new year. I just joined the group and the hobby. I have a Shintoshi background but I am new to this aspect of the practice. I live in the northwest corner of Dallas County and am...
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    Hi Paul, I just joined the group and am new to...

    Hi Paul,
    I just joined the group and am new to the practice...very new actually. I am going through some old posts and also live in the Dallas area. Do you have any addiaiotnal suggestions? I...
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