What should we call this forum?

Discussion in 'American Ninjutsu' started by Bob Hubbard, Nov 14, 2004.

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What should we name this forum?

  1. American Ninjutsu

  2. Modern Ninjutsu

  3. Western Ninjutsu

  4. Westernized Ninja Concepts

  5. Neo-Ninjutsu

  6. Ninja Concepts

  7. Americanized Ninjutsu

  8. Ninjutsu Outside Japan

  9. Mystic Arts, Modern Views

  10. Other - Please specify

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  1. Andrew Green

    Andrew Green Grandmaster

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    yup, and isn't this why this poll is here in the first place? those names cause problems.

    A more general one won't attract as much crap, and will still take those styles into it.
     
  2. heretic888

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    Which, as I said before, is why a number of these schools truthfully belong in the Mixed Martial Arts section. I see no reason why, for example, that mixed martial arts like Tew ryu or Bussey Style are deserving of their own personal forum, but people from other mixed styles are stuck with a general Mixed Martial Arts forum.

    Some of the ex-kan groups would be more appropriately discussed in the General Ninjutsu section.

    Just my opinion, of course. :asian:
     
  3. Andrew Green

    Andrew Green Grandmaster

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    Another naming issue, "mixed martial arts" means something very specific to a lot of people. That being training against resistance in a sport environment in all ranges under very limited rules. Where everything is verified in sparring or tossed out.
     
  4. Enson

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    why would any ninjutsu schools get a forum? if by the bujinkan's own admission its a mma? thats just my take on things anyway... of course that would be better discussed in the trad. ninjutsu.

    peace
     
  5. Don Roley

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    Because that is not the case.

    The Bujinkan teaches a variety of arts. Some of those arts are ninjutsu. This is fundementaly different from what MMA people are trying to do.
     
  6. Limeydog

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    How about calling it "Musha Shugyo" or "Warrior's Journey". We could even be a little bit corny and call it "Den of Shadows".

    Just a thought.
     
  7. Satt

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    Hey I got it!!! "The forum which must not be named." Kinda catchy isn't it???


    :partyon:
     
  8. Enson

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    how about "the best ninjas around" forum? i like!:ultracool peace
     
  9. Bob Hubbard

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    "Angry Black Pajamas"?

    "Dances with DoJinshi"?

    "Ninjas R Us?" (Wait, that toystore has evil lawyers.....skip that one....)

    :)
     
  10. Enson

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    "who wants to be a ninja?"

    "can't stop chopping people up"

    "the way to the black heart"

    "ninja turtles w/o the shells"

    this is going to be fun.

    peace
     
  11. Satt

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    Ok something just dawned on me. While I was looking at a couple main art sections I noticed that a few only had less than ten threads. Then I thought well, if you give each art in the "AN" section their own area, that might help. What I mean is to have under one of the main "arts" sections a "To-Shin Do" area, a "RTMS" area, even a Buj area for them too, etc., etc...just like there is a "Modern Arnis" area, a JKD area, etc..., well you get the point. It could help keep people on one topic at a time. It would also get rid of the ever disputed "N" word. (Ninjutsu) Oh by the way, I meant no offence by pointing out any specific arts. I was just using examples. Thanx.

    :partyon:
     
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    One day left in this poll, folks. If you have an opinion, sound off, because you are running out of time to be heard.
     
  13. Enson

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    good idea and bad idea... remember you still will have forum hyjackers out there that hate your (whatever school you belong to)exsistence and will try to disturb what would be a normally peaceful forum... :eek"

    i mean they don't realize that we are not the founders... just students. they want to attack you like if you were the founder. they should also remember that anyone can join whatever school they want... its a free country (well at least in the u.s.a.) if i wanted to join another style of ninjutsu i just have to go and fill out the lilttle sign up form and thats it. we all made a choice of what art to study as adults and yet some will not be happy with your decision they should respect it and just get over themselves. its like getting mad about someone who has no relation to you choosing another religion. its a choice that one makes and we are all here to talk about our martial religions. not to degrade and say its fake... my thoughts anyway.

    peace
     
  14. heretic888

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    My thoughts are that taking things out of context distorts their meaning. Basic rule of postmodern philosophy.
     
  15. Bob Hubbard

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    Our basic forum-build idea is that everything is "General" until such time as it 'earns' a place. We setup certain catagories initially, and have expanded as the need indicated, and have also rolled certain other forums back into the parents, or split them further.

    It all depends.

    Regarding the breakdown of AN into subs, I can see a specific area for SKH/TSD, but none of the others. Not enough traffic to justify a forum for 4 people, y'know?
     
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    Wise as always, Master Rustaz. :asian: :asian:

    Meh.
     
  17. Enson

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    the truth of the matter is if this forum gets another title other than "ninjutsu" then all the same people of this forum will probably just go back to ninjutsu. for this is what they consider their style to be. others can whine, scream, cry, etc... but i believe thats what will happen.


    peace
     
  18. Limeydog

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    I think it would be a great idea for Toshindo practitioners to have their own section on Martial Talk. Would it be possible?
     
  19. Rich Parsons

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    One of the best ways, is to show the desire, with you and the other members who wish to discuss this art, by creating threads on such topics as discussion points.

    I will discuss this with the Admin Team as well.

    :asian:

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    Good call L.D.!!!
     

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