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    You seek to train in Mangetsu Dojo?

    You seek to train in Mangetsu Dojo?
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    Has Anyone Got This Movie?

    It is a movie by Coleman Kyoshi on our grandmaster, Shoto Tanemura sensei, headmaster of the Genbukan. I have no way of knowing whether the movie will be something for you or not, but I can tell you the arts practiced and demonstrated are indeed the real deal. If you are looking for an insight...
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    Bujinkan as religious org. and christian practitioners

    I sort of presumed you wouldn't. It was merely an example. You are of course right in what you say from a macrosociological point of view. However, that is not exactly what I was getting at. Let me be a bit more specific. Speaking for myself I know that the single most powerful boost in my...
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    Bujinkan as religious org. and christian practitioners

    True and not true. While your own instructor might not mind or take insult, if you were to find yourself in the rather unlikely position of running into soke or one of the shihan while shopping for a nice new wet stone you probably would do best to not adres them by their first name. If anything...
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    Nobody ever said learning Japanese was going to be easy. *pat pat*. You're doing great though.

    Nobody ever said learning Japanese was going to be easy. *pat pat*. You're doing great though.
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    Antony Cummins - Shoninki

    true Oaktree. Ironically, in translating the text, you risk loosing the message. Such is the predicament of translating from kanbun. Such joy. People claiming to have "the ultimate translation" of shoninki usually don't know what they're talking about. The only way of doing this is with lots and...
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    I am happy we resolved our earlier misunderstandings and no residual negative feelings linger on.

    I am happy we resolved our earlier misunderstandings and no residual negative feelings linger on.
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    Has anyone bought this ring?

    that too isn't neccesarily true, since cursive calligraphy tends to not or hardly lift the brush at all. Accents are laid by changes of speed and sometimes pressure (which would count as lifting or pushing, depending on the motion, obviously). Still, that would make it night impossible to index...
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    Has anyone bought this ring?

    whoah. It seems the message got across differently than i intended. I by no means meant to lecture you on forum etiquette, however upon rereading my post I must admit I didn't formulate it all too well. I'm not a native English speaker and while that usually doesn't impair me all too much, it...
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    Has anyone bought this ring?

    I know what it means, i know what it looks like and i know how it is written. In correct calligraphy it is only 4 (four) bushu. Not five. The middle horizonal stroke and the second vertical are ONE stroke. Obviously you *could* write it in five strokes, but that would not be correct calligraphy...
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    Has anyone bought this ring?

    Not trying to nitpick here, but 五 is a four stroke character, not five. The downwards angle is one stroke. Ironically, the character for four (四) is actually a five stroke character. I'm afraid the correlation between stroke count and numeric value only holds if you don't count...
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    Shinden Fudo Ryu circa 1898 Question.

    Well, apart from his own articles and writings which clearly indicate the influence of at least some jujutsu we also see he invited Japanese Jujutsu instructors to old Blighty. Yukio Tani gave demonstrations in the uk, first with his brother, later with Raku Uyenishi. Tani was not SFR however...
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    Shinden Fudo Ryu circa 1898 Question.

    You are refering to the Brit William Barton-Wright, founder of Bartitsu, the legendary martial art featured in the stories of Sherlock Holmes (where it is called Baritsu). He learned SFR and adapted it with some western canefighting and boxing to make his own art. Yup, even then. :)...
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    The Straight Bladed Ninja Sword is awesome...

    my point was mostly that if straigh single edged swords existed they would have been rather marginal phenomena as swords, and probably the result of quick improvisation rather than proper swordsmithing. Personally I feel the weapon cannot really have been a 'ninjasword' because of a few simple...
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    What can a 10th dan do that a 5th dan can't?

    Soke is not 10th dan. Being soke is being above the kyu dan system, it is effectively the lineage holder. Only one exists in each ryuha *cough* But you know this.
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