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    Look, I don't know about its actual use as a...

    Look, I don't know about its actual use as a historical technique, but the reasons for doing it are quite obvious - have none of you ever cut yourself with a dull knife before??

    It's not...
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    try cutting yourself lightly with a sharp razor...

    try cutting yourself lightly with a sharp razor blade or a kitchen knife sharpened very well.

    the cut will close up almost instantly and you may not even bleed or have any indication of being cut...
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    yep, dulling it, slightly dull swords make worse...

    yep, dulling it, slightly dull swords make worse cuts than sharp swords (the wounds bleed more and cause more damage)
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    I thought about replying to this as a PM but...

    I thought about replying to this as a PM but decided it's probably better if everyone can see it for the sake of info;

    Kuroda sensei has a lot of students both in Japan and abroad. But basically,...
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    the jigen ryu guys mean SERIOUS business, if you...

    the jigen ryu guys mean SERIOUS business, if you have the means, even if you are not studying jigen ryu, go to the seminar. it will blow your mind what those guys do. they are very powerful and...
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    IMO you're over reacting, the vendor's system is...

    IMO you're over reacting, the vendor's system is simply not as high tech as you'd like it to be, I found the emails you've posted here to be polite enough. Yeah it is a shame the sword you wanted was...
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    Kiza's killing me!

    Anyone have any advice on how to get good at kiza in a hurry?

    If I rest my butt on my heel in hiza, I can't put my knee down. If I put my knee down and keep resting on my butt I'm quite certain...
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    as the others mentioned there are different ways....

    as the others mentioned there are different ways.

    i'll list the easiest to hardest common visas:

    easiest: tourist permit. just about every western nation / 1st world country citizen is...
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    I'm afraid it's your English ability. He's...

    I'm afraid it's your English ability.

    He's basically trying to explain that he was using kaidan as a kind of metaphor.
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    there are japanese particles called counters that...

    there are japanese particles called counters that deal with this kind of thing. they're a horrible pain because there's around 20 billion different ones for all kinds of different things. there are...
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    Be careful equating casual interest with people...

    Be careful equating casual interest with people who are intent on causing trouble.

    The special yari was the Kamayari. You can see it used in a few genbukan clips on youtube. There are also a few...
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    what an old post. anyway the best way to not...

    what an old post.

    anyway the best way to not get hit is to watch how a boxer fights. if you want to avoid getting hit you need to move like a boxer. if you move in any other way you are going to...
  13. a proper conditioning regimen should be done...

    a proper conditioning regimen should be done inside the dojo because most students are not disciplined enough to do it by themselves on their own time.

    proper conditioning should consist of a few...
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    The problem is not finding dojo in as much as the...

    The problem is not finding dojo in as much as the problem is being a foreigner and just showing up at a dojo without any introduction doesn't usually work, even for judo or kendo, let alone koryu..
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  15. im my opinion yes it has been put on the...

    im my opinion yes it has been put on the backburner. during my time in the bjk i never once found a dojo that took conditioning all that seriously. my judo dojo's warm up by comparison was like...
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    I agree, after reading back through some of his...

    I agree, after reading back through some of his older threads, it looks like he's got some kind of ongoing personal situation that he can't / doesn't want to / won't get out of.

    He should close...
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    Dogs back then could be used for the same things...

    Dogs back then could be used for the same things they are used for now. Dogs are and were great for security and also their noses. While I'm not sure if dogs were trained to find specific scents in...
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    nakamura misato looks to be an up and coming,...

    nakamura misato looks to be an up and coming, maybe at the next summer olympics she'll bring in a gold. this time she won a bronze. could be the next yawarachan, a super cute and young judoka might...
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    though this reply is late that is the awesome-est...

    though this reply is late that is the awesome-est clock i've ever seen. i'm gonna look around in shinjuku or ikebukuro for one.
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    That's very bizarre. Ed Green used to be one of...

    That's very bizarre. Ed Green used to be one of the go-to guys for ninpo related weapons. Leaves me wondering if he's died or something happened to him? He didn't seem like the scammer type when I...
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    for what it's worth i think most of kumogakure is...

    for what it's worth i think most of kumogakure is lost as well. it's been a long time since i heavily researched the ninpo ryuha but i remember reading from a few trusted sources that most of...
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    I'm sure for some people the law of averages DOES...

    I'm sure for some people the law of averages DOES have something to do with it, but people cannot deny the fact that once people become adept at perceiving intent they are regularly able to pass the...
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    because that's the kind of stuff that A) frauds...

    because that's the kind of stuff that A) frauds will go nuts for and B) young / immature people / idiots will use it to go and be retarded out in normal, everyday situations. I don't think Hatsumi...
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    Koryu in Tokyo?

    I'm living in Tokyo currently, looking for a Koryu dojo and ideally another foreign person to help introduce me to the dojo/train with if possible.

    I know there are a few highly respected Koryu in...
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    and there ya have it, it's not bs after all. i'm...

    and there ya have it, it's not bs after all. i'm sure there's a scientific explanation for everything we train for but really the old fashioned explanation is just so much cooler :D
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