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    Ninjitsu basics vol.2 sword combat

    Ok so I can't take credit for finding this vid, it's stolen directly off a link one of my fellow students shared on facebook but it's made my night. I would say this needs the disclaimer of "Please do not have any food or drink while watching this clip"



    alternatively, the link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLF4w...embedded#at=35

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    Re: Ninjitsu basics vol.2 sword combat

    Okay, couldn't even get through that thing....

    My word, it's bad. Most notable is the bad cutting skills (or lack thereof), followed by the attrociously unrealistic "techniques". But for real fun, check out the dogi jacket (uwagi) being worn OUTSIDE the hakama! I know of one other who does that, and if the connection is there, it is about as far from a badge of credibility that you can get!

    Oh, and to embed, it looks like this:

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    Re: Ninjitsu basics vol.2 sword combat

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Parker View Post
    Okay, couldn't even get through that thing....

    My word, it's bad. Most notable is the bad cutting skills (or lack thereof), followed by the attrociously unrealistic "techniques". But for real fun, check out the dogi jacket (uwagi) being worn OUTSIDE the hakama! I know of one other who does that, and if the connection is there, it is about as far from a badge of credibility that you can get!

    Oh, and to embed, it looks like this:

    I just posted it up as some comic relief. Wasn't sure if it was most appropriate to post here, in the ninjutsu section or just straight to horror stories

    Ahh thank you! I used the [ yt ] tags but inserted the entire url I think. Will keep this in mind in future

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    Re: Ninjitsu basics vol.2 sword combat

    haha. I just died of laughter when he threw the saya at the guy.

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    Re: Ninjitsu basics vol.2 sword combat

    Is that the Himo(straps used to tie the Hakama) hanging out or his Obi(sash)?

    It was entertaining in some Homoerotic way.....
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    Re: Ninjitsu basics vol.2 sword combat

    A candidate for "Nutcase Ninja of the Year" if ever there was one.... Or a "Darwin Award"
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    Re: Ninjitsu basics vol.2 sword combat

    Quote Originally Posted by oaktree View Post
    Is that the Himo(straps used to tie the Hakama) hanging out or his Obi(sash)?
    Er, hanging down (not tied) from underneath the uwagi... which is worn outside of the hakama itself (?!?!).... I'm hoping he's trying to start some new fashion trend! Cause if not, then it's basically like wearing a big sign saying "Hi, I have no idea what I'm doing!"
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    Re: Ninjitsu basics vol.2 sword combat

    I'm gonna go ahead and assume that someone hung that sign right over his neck for him when they taught him this BS. and if he just made it up... Well, actually, that just makes more sense :P

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    Re: Ninjitsu basics vol.2 sword combat

    While I only watched a little (without sound), this surely has to be a couple of kids playing ninja in their back yard. In that case, they are just having fun and don't deserve to be dogged by everyone. Of course, they open themselves up for it by posting ridiculous videos like that on YouTube. Still, slamming other people that are having fun should not be what we, as serious martial artists, are about.
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    Re: Ninjitsu basics vol.2 sword combat

    Quote Originally Posted by pgsmith View Post
    While I only watched a little (without sound), this surely has to be a couple of kids playing ninja in their back yard. In that case, they are just having fun and don't deserve to be dogged by everyone. Of course, they open themselves up for it by posting ridiculous videos like that on YouTube. Still, slamming other people that are having fun should not be what we, as serious martial artists, are about.
    Hi,

    Agreed overall but the thing with this particular video is the title IMO. It would be different if it was clearly a LARP'ing vid but the title "Ninjitsu basics vol.2 sword combat" suggests that it's instructional material of some kind or at the very least a demonstration of actual skill which is bound to attract criticism

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    Re: Ninjitsu basics vol.2 sword combat

    Quote Originally Posted by Supra Vijai View Post
    Hi,

    Agreed overall but the thing with this particular video is the title IMO. It would be different if it was clearly a LARP'ing vid but the title "Ninjitsu basics vol.2 sword combat" suggests that it's instructional material of some kind or at the very least a demonstration of actual skill which is bound to attract criticism
    Gotta agree with Supra, even though these guys might not be serious, they present it in a manner that seems to imply that they must know would come across as an instructional video. Makes me worry they do think that they are serious...

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    Re: Ninjitsu basics vol.2 sword combat

    I doubt it was meant to be taken seriously. I mean, come on. Still though, I can't tell if they are just anime nuts that like swords or if they were intentionally mocking ninjutsu.

    Ashida kim's videos are still worse...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7Iqz9VAfH0
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    Re: Ninjitsu basics vol.2 sword combat

    Quote Originally Posted by Himura Kenshin View Post
    I doubt it was meant to be taken seriously. I mean, come on.
    You'd be surprised... I had someone turn around while I was watching that for the first time at home and say "ooooh is that the kinda stuff you learn? I thought you said you didn't jump off buildings?"

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    Re: Ninjitsu basics vol.2 sword combat

    Well yeah, but....uh.....

    Hmmmmm.....God, I hope it was joke.
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    Re: Ninjitsu basics vol.2 sword combat

    I'd put money on them being serious. At least, they think they're serious.
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