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    A double-bladed katana?

    So, I took the day off to watch an old Japanese anime I watched every day before elementary school (Yoroiden Samurai Troopers, or as I knew it, Ronin Warriors) which actually got me interested in...
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    clarification of fossils

    Just to clarify this for anyone who stumbles upon this via Koryu.com's link "A note on Yagyu Jubei"

    Munetoshi received licensing from Kamiizumi Ise-no-kami Hidetsuna
    Munenori was the fifth son of...
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    A sword art with a jujutsu grappling element is...

    A sword art with a jujutsu grappling element is simply a sword art that expressly practices the jujutsu element. IMHO.

    I feel that having a Koryu Jujutsu style in and of itself would be just as...
  4. Based on what I know, most martial art styles...

    Based on what I know, most martial art styles were invented for individual combat. Mugairyu, Itoryu, Yagyu Shinkageryu, were all arts founded after the Warring States Period, meaning they did not...
  5. Thread: Fukasa-Ryu

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    Wasn't his teacher the leader of the "Sex Way...

    Wasn't his teacher the leader of the "Sex Way House?"
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    E-Budo Apparel

    Any chance we'll see E-Budo apparel other than t-shirts and sweat shirts?
    I realize the necessities of creating unique E-budo apparel on a small scale would far outweigh the tangible benefits, but...
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    If I may interject and make a blatant inquiry...

    If I may interject and make a blatant inquiry about the subject, which may contain negative connotations, I in no way mean to be dismissive or rude:

    Certain people hold certain beliefs, that is...
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    Famous Japanese Swordsmen

    I'm an avid reader of William De Lange's Famous Japanese Swordsmen books, the first two anyway, since no store is currently carrying a physical copy.
    His books are centered around two "Famous...
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    Hmm, if I may contribute to the topic at hand...

    Hmm, if I may contribute to the topic at hand with very little knowledge about shooting, firearms, and the like.
    There are japanese arts that made the cumbersome tanegashima and arquebus into...
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    Cary Nemeroff shares your desire to incite pain....

    Cary Nemeroff shares your desire to incite pain.
    Cary Nemeroff and his Okinawa Samurai Sword

    I really like the chiburi, spinning it around like that is way more effective than all the ones I've...
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    I realize that there's nothing historic in...

    I realize that there's nothing historic in connection with the two, I was merely pondering a possible pre-generation link (assuming it as Kashima Shintoryu Gonnosuke studied). Seeing as it may...
  12. Thread: Sekiguchi-ryu

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    True, but you run the risk of being in...

    True, but you run the risk of being in contention. ;)
    Because I don't train under him (nor did I have time to watch the full video) I was trying to cover my bases just in case he, or someone in his...
  13. Thread: Sekiguchi-ryu

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    If he is an 8th dan, that usually means he has...

    If he is an 8th dan, that usually means he has menkyo kaiden, the permission to break away. Usually. If that is the case, then if he does something more elaborate than other Sekiguchi-ryu schools,...
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    I, myself, do the Shintoryu kenjutsu from SMR,...

    I, myself, do the Shintoryu kenjutsu from SMR, but I don't do Katori or Kashima Shintoryu. :D Thank you, because that gives me something new to go on.
    There seems to be this intertwining link...
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    Shintoryu kenjutsu

    Are there any practitioners of Katori Shintoryu or Kashima Shintoryu who have seen or studied the "Kasumi" Shintoryu kenjutsu of Shindo Musoryu?

    I'm curious as to whether the kenjutsu of Muso...
  16. Thread: Kata

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    If I may ask another question (however impetuous...

    If I may ask another question (however impetuous it may sound):
    Why so many kata?
    Kusanku contains elements from all five Pinan kata (some sources tell me they were derrived, others state it's an...
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    Perhaps it was supposed to be a reap? Or a...

    Perhaps it was supposed to be a reap? Or a sweep? Maybe a few details left out?

    Johnathan Pierson
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