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    Jinichi Kawakami

    Kawakami is one who claims to have learned from a mysterious old man. Hatsumi has videos of his teacher. Maybe some of the history in the Bujinkan is inflated, but at least we know it goes by one generation. Honestly though, Kawakami seems to be rather quiet, and I don't think he accepts new...
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    Toshindo vs the grappler

    I don't think are any toshindo practitioners like people have said, but I can try to give you a Bujinkan answer as well as issues that may arise for the traditional and modern martial artist?
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    Toshindo vs the grappler

    The only person with blinders on in this group is you. You continually insult very effective martial art styles. No one had taken away anything from the styles you mentioned, but you continually talk about those "sport arts." (I guess bjj being standard army training doesn't matter?) Regardless...
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    Toshindo vs the grappler

    I agree with you, but most people who continually talk about "sports arts" are training against an overextended lunge punch and have never set foot in a bjj school, and we don't judge xkans because of completely unrealistic training methods and the internet warriors it produces. AND, there are...
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    Toshindo vs the grappler

    It's always clear about those who have trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and those who have not. They throw around ridiculous scenarios about how BJJ practitioners only train for sport and know nothing else. How many have actually trained to an intermediate rank like even purple belt? How many have...
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    Richard Chun Moo Duk Kwan

    :happy: Yes! Thank you sir
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    Richard Chun Moo Duk Kwan

    Hey guys, I was looking at Dr. Chun's books on Moo Duk Kwan, and I see he teaches the palgwe poomse in the book? Now, I was under the impression that Moo Duk Kwan had different forms. We used his books for years as reference in training. What are the differences between TKD and Advancing in TKD...
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    Von Donk & DeCuerdas Eskrima?

    Yes I think so, Several relatively respected martial artists have homestudy options, Gracie's, IKCA, Tracy Kempo, Budoshin Jujitsu/George Kirby, etc We can argue about how respected the individuals are, but those are recognizable names for many people.
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    Von Donk & DeCuerdas Eskrima?

    Sorry to necro an old thread, but I thought some might find this interesting: Tenio's wife claims it was left to Van Donk
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    How Much Longer will I Struggle to Catch Up?

    You may or may not have wasted your time in the previous school. Without knowing the other school's curriculum, it is hard to say. The fact is that it doesn't matter. Its not just about learning the curriculum. The focus should be on bettering yourself and learning what your instructor has to...
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    First class!

    The Bujinkan system is definitely unique. I really wasn't expecting to see such a different perspective on techniques and philosophy. I'm going to make it at least once a month to train. I'd like to do more, but it is a good distance a way. In the mean time, I have plenty to practice and drill...
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    First class!

    I had a great time. The instructor gave me plenty of stuff to work on until my next visit. Went over some basic drills Chi No Kata and Sui No Kata Some Jo techniques It was definitely different than any weapon work, stance, etc. than I've seen before. Very good stuff! Got lots to practice...
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    Interesting " home" study course

    I think you misunderstood my post, and that is my fault for being unclear. Let me address a few issues that may help clarify. I understand the importance in rank. I'm in a style that take a long time to get to black belt. I train 6-7 days a week of (what I consider) hard training. I would...
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    Interesting " home" study course

    I was referencing the lack of quality control when I was talking about renaming the moves to their Japanese counterparts. You guys were talking about the lack of quality control, and how high ranking instructors don't perform as should. I was just making a bad joke about that. So ranking must...
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    Interesting " home" study course

    I don't think there is such a thing is high rank in the Bujinkan. I think there is the skilled and unskilled. That's about it honestly. Gracie University isn't bad if you're training somewhere or at least making a few seminars. Most of jiu jitsu is going to be learned during rolling. Make sure...
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