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    Can people with tattoos do koryu?

    Brian, I sincerely I hope you're not insinuating that I'm lying. Because it sounds an awful lot like that's what you're saying. Hopefully the subsequent posts on this thread have shown that I wasn't lying. However, the apology hasn't appeared yet. But if you still don't believe me, check out...
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    Can people with tattoos do koryu?

    It was a post he made on eBudo, but I can't find it anymore. However, Dave Lowry talks about the incident in one of his books. Either "Traditions" or "Moving Towards Stillness". Sorry I can't be more help.
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    Can people with tattoos do koryu?

    I remember once Meik Skoss posted that he would not accept a student of koryu if that person had any tattoos. He would examine them to make sure (and his wife would check the female applicants). Is this common among koryu arts, or is this particular to Mr Skoss? How about the koryu teachers in...
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    Do koryu teachers generally accept students from X-kan Ninjutsu?

    On another thread, I mentioned how it it is my opinion that koryu teachers won't take students who have a background in Ninjutsu. However, I may be basing my opinion on a fairly narrow set of experiences, so can I ask if this is a general thing or not?I was personally turned away from a koryu...
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    Interesting post re: the Skoss thing

    If you want to use the Koyama work mentioning Nishina to prove that Mr Takamatsu was taught by Mr Toda, then I demand you recognise me as the headmaster of the True Mesopotamian Art of Archery. Here's my story:I learned this art from my grandfather in Greece. He taught me and made me his heir...
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    Interesting post re: the Skoss thing

    Well, let's start with me! I was personally turned away from a koryu kenjutsu school in Europe back in 2001 or thereabouts. They were very polite and said they had to ask the headmaster in Japan. They eventually got back to me and told me politely but firmly "No". I didn't have any tattoos...
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    Interesting post re: the Skoss thing

    Another thing: Mr Hatsumi has had plenty of opportunities to do so, but has still failed to show any proof that Togakure Ryu goes back beyond Takamatsu. On the Quest Takamatsu DVD, he displays many many licenses, scrolls and books that were written by Mr Takamatsu. Why didn't he also show any...
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    Interesting post re: the Skoss thing

    Mr Roley, What would be the point? What proof would you provide? We have had this discussion before, and all you seem to do is repeat the following points: 1) Mr Hatsumi can prove that he trained with Mr Takamatsu and that he is being honest about that. 2) Koyama Ryutaro found a mention in...
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    Interesting post re: the Skoss thing

    Why not read the posts by Mr Skoss and Mr Beaubien properly before calling it "hearsay" and "trolling"? This attitude is precisely why many koryu teachers won't accept students from the X-kans. Instead of respecting authority and knowledge, you just want to make your own voice heard. Why not...
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    Interesting post re: the Skoss thing

    Seen this on MAP? Here's a quote from Ron Beaubien over on e-budo. ** EDITED ** THE PREVIOUSLY POSTED LINK AND TEXT HERE WAS IN VIOLATION OF OUR COPYRIGHT POLICY. PLEASE REFER TO OUR COPYRIGHT POLICY. - G KETCHMARK / SHESULSA, MT ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR
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    Interesting read concerning Bujinkan

    I am genuinely impressed to see you saying this, because I have never seen you say something as generous about the other men who've left Mr Hatsumi and teach their own systems. Do you also feel that the Jinenkan, Toshindo and whatever Alex Mordine is now teaching are also climbing the same...
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    Interesting read concerning Bujinkan

    First of all, I have not "bashed" the Bujinkan. I've said repeatedly that my problem is with the claimed history of the "ninja" schools. I've gone out of my way on forums like eBudo to stress that this does not mean the arts are ineffective or have no value. Look at it from Dr Friday's point...
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    Interesting read concerning Bujinkan

    Mr Roley, As Ron Beaubien has already explained to you on eBudo, this whole Koyama Ryutaro thing is meaningless as proof. So there is reference to some man called Daisuke Nishina. So? Does it say where he lived? Is it even the same man? Does it make any reference to Togakushi or Togakure Ryu...
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    Interesting read concerning Bujinkan

    Mr bencole, Kindly lose the patronising tone. Don’t assume that because I am new to martialtalk that I am also new to the topic under discussion. I happen to be extremely familiar with what’s going on. I spent many years in Mr Hatsumi's system before I finally decided to leave for...
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    Interesting read concerning Bujinkan

    I'm always cautious when I read stuff by former members of a martial art especially when they are now running their own new system. Often they are pushing an agenda of their own. However, I do think the questions Dervenis raises about the history are important ones. My question is this...
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