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  1. isshinryuronin replied to the thread #keeptheflamealive - joe thambu shihan interview.

    Sounds like the intro to an infomercial, so will not bother hitting the link. This is a discussion site, not a promotional one. Why...

    Jan 18, 2021 at 12:12 PM
  2. isshinryuronin rated Kung Fu Wang's post Funny in the thread False teaching and secret knowledge.

    A: Why do you keep MA secret and not willing to share? B: I only want to pass my secret to my own children. A: But none of your children...

    Jan 17, 2021 at 9:10 PM
  3. isshinryuronin replied to the thread Controversial Reports About Bruce Lee.

    Bruce Lee was a serious student of martial arts. He was fast. He was driven to succeed. He was a little cocky. He innovated and...

    Jan 17, 2021 at 5:36 PM
  4. isshinryuronin liked Tenshin's post in the thread The Way of the Samurai.

    What I mean by oral transmission is that the inner workings and principles are given only oral they are not written down. So if a...

    Jan 17, 2021 at 11:31 AM
  5. isshinryuronin replied to the thread The Way of the Samurai.

    Very true. Even a skilled translator unschooled in a particular discipline will choose a word of the wrong shade, leading to a...

    Jan 17, 2021 at 11:29 AM
  6. isshinryuronin rated hoshin1600's post Agree in the thread Situational Awareness.

    I think most chat about situational awareness is lip service. I dont think there are many people who even know what they are looking...

    Jan 16, 2021 at 11:38 PM
  7. isshinryuronin replied to the thread The Way of the Samurai.

    Note - in the last two quote sections (3 posts previous, #22) of mine, some error occurred during editing and a couple of brackets...

    Jan 16, 2021 at 3:30 PM
  8. isshinryuronin replied to the thread The Way of the Samurai.

    Chris, while your facts I don't refute, and I respect your knowledge, it seems to me you were a little overzealous in your responses to...

    Jan 16, 2021 at 12:42 PM
  9. isshinryuronin rated Tenshin's post Agree in the thread Is Akido worth learning? (Self Defense).

    Best thing to do is go to an Aikido school and see first hand. I have been to many Aikido schools and there is mostly compliance, little...

    Jan 15, 2021 at 9:25 PM
  10. isshinryuronin replied to the thread The Way of the Samurai.

    I agree that Buddhism did not play a huge part in the everyday life of the Samurai, but it did form the undercurrent of their general...

    Jan 15, 2021 at 9:17 PM
  11. isshinryuronin liked Ivan's post in the thread The Way of the Samurai.

    I wrote an article on the lives of the samurai and their philosophy. It is mainly based off the information in the Hagakure, a book I...

    Jan 15, 2021 at 3:50 PM
  12. isshinryuronin replied to the thread The Way of the Samurai.

    Pretty good article, Ivan, capturing several good points. I don't know if there is a "Samurai philosophy" in the epistemological sense...

    Jan 15, 2021 at 3:49 PM
  13. isshinryuronin replied to the thread Is Akido worth learning? (Self Defense).

    Just to clarify - I think you misread. This BJJ senior blackbelt is not my personal student, but was Royce Gracie's (if my memory is...

    Jan 14, 2021 at 2:11 PM
  14. isshinryuronin liked Buka's post in the thread Is Akido worth learning? (Self Defense).

    Anything is worth learning. Wether it's embraced or influences you in some way, depends. But, what the hell, give it a shot. And...

    Jan 14, 2021 at 10:57 AM
  15. isshinryuronin replied to the thread Is Akido worth learning? (Self Defense).

    So true. Well, maybe not "anything," but almost. Regardless of your views on the efficacy of Aikido against a resisting opponent,...

    Jan 14, 2021 at 10:57 AM