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    The Last Samurai

    Quoting the above article, "So it is highly unlikely that the Japanese would have hired an American." Interestingly, in 2004 or 2005, I found the autobiography of a Union Officer named "Nathan Algren", in the Ichigaya campus library of Sophia University/Jochi Daigaku. According his...
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    Bujinkan in Iran...

    According to Richard van Donk's website (http://www.ninjutsu.com/dojos-links.shtml ) they seem to be a "Bujinkan Dojo" Iran's Central Bujinkan Dojo seniorteacher: Akbar Faraji rankdan:Shihan address: Iran - Karaj Box: 31535/858 url: www.ninjutsu-iran.com phone: +98 0261 - 4422642 mobile: +98...
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    Hello All!

    Let's all have a big round of applause for Luke "Hot Pants" Molitor!!!:p Can't wait to see him in Japan again!!!
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    Can Anyone Translate This?

    Ninja don't exist! Poof, I Varnish!:p
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    Can Anyone Translate This?

    Sure, if it were in Japanese, it would read... ?華助戦 ? China Combat Rescue (Unable to read first character) 洋人(美國) Westerner (Beautiful Country) 軍民一體 Citizen Soldier One Body 教&#35703...
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    Pet peeves while training in Japan

    That's okay, if you're afraid, I'm sure we could find someone to hold your hand while you're here...
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    Question about the Godai

    Excellent point; quite enlightening. While I'm sure all here are compassionate towards your mother's condition; I would like to add that your clarity of perspective on this point is summarliy erudite. The depth of axiomatic truth you have been able to extract from this dialogue is exemplary.
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    Question about the Godai

    Hmm...Intersting point. Thank you for answering my question. Clearly, your response demonstrates your inability to prove there is any merit in continuing to assist you in finding the information you seek. At the same time, your meek attempt at instigation is amusing at best. In light of...
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    Question about the Godai

    If you don't take them at their word, why bother telling us? Prove you're worth the time for an explanation.
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    Question about the Godai

    Oh really?
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    Question about the Godai

    The "elements" are used for counting in the Bujinkan. If you trained in the Bujinkan, live or have lived in Japan and spoke fluent Japanese like some on this board do, that fact would be common sense. I believe you are taking Ben Cole's quote out of context, and in so doing, are completely...
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    Question about the Godai

    Okay, so you know a little something about Buddhism, I suppose my simplified explanation was unneccesary. And as I am sure you already know, the concept "Juppo Sessho" is originally from Japanese Buddhism. If it's Buddhism you're interested in, again, I urge you to find someone teaching...
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    Question about the Godai

    Godai is a concept from Tendai sect Buddhism. Rokkudai is a concept from Shingon sect Buddhism. Japanese martial arts were influenced by the religious influences around them the same way that martial arts in other cultures were influenced by the religions around them. The quote you are...
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    Question about the Godai

    Godai (五大) : "Five Greats". A belief system from Tendai sect Buddhism using five elements as a fundamental structure to describe relationships between the physical reality and "emotional" reality. (Tendai sect Buddhism is an esoteric form of Buddhism found in Japan)...
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    Question about the Godai

    What's wrong with Shugendo?
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