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    Whereabouts to Japanese jiu jitsu and Goju Ryu in New York

    Well, I mean, it's a historically accurate translation for the first decades of the 20th Century. Blame the translators and the difficulty of anglicizing into english-ish phonetic spelling. Well, it's not Koryu but a lot of Judoka, particularly those interested in the "early versions" of it...
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    Living the Martial Arts Journey

    Brtis don't know how to to speak proper American. They say weird words instead of the correct terms like "flashlight" or "elevator." Someday, maybe, they'll learn to speak proper American. Peace favor your sword, Kirk
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    Living the Martial Arts Journey

    Two nations separated by a common language.
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    Living the Martial Arts Journey

    I have it on good authority that, as a U.S. citizen, you speak American, not English. ;) Uphill. Both ways... Peace favor your sword, Kirk
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    Living the Martial Arts Journey

    Against the wind. Barefoot. Carrying my brother on my back. Best day of my life was when I found barbed wire to wrap my bare feet in for extra traction on the ice. Peace favor your sword, Kirk
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    Living the Martial Arts Journey

    I figured that, by now everyone knew this. Are there still any English speakers who aren't aware? I didn't give it an attribution, or even quotation marks. That's because it's shorthand now for the whole, exceptionally long, debate about how every generation pisses and moans about the one...
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    Living the Martial Arts Journey

    The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise.
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    Timid kid in BJJ, should aggression be advised?

    I was done with HS in '96. Had friends who attended Central. I was at Flint Academy. They shuttered some years ago now. It's kinda weird when the HS you went to doesn't exist any more. :P The south side of Dort has kinda slipped over Dort and has now expanded. In HS, I had a buddy who...
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    Timid kid in BJJ, should aggression be advised?

    So south of Dort? I went to HS at Flint Academy. It was south of Dort too but at least it wasn't Central HS. I don't remember there being too many clubs there but, then again, I was in HS and not interested in clubbing. Peace favor your sword, Kirk
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    Hello, I haven't officially started my journey in martial arts, but intend to.

    Cool... There's no reason that BJJ would be any more difficult than Judo. Judo's newaza (mat/ground techniques) is often pretty similar (or identical) to BJJ. BJJ often teaches takedowns which are included in Judo's throwing. Judo has more throwing and takedowns. BJJ has more ground work...
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    Full auto blank gun.

    He's asking about use in France... Peace favor your sword, Kirk
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    Full auto blank gun.

    My opinion: Not really. Most "rubber bullets" don't really do much to stop people but can sometimes be painful. Pain may or may not convince an attacker to go away. LEO in the U.S. don't use them much any longer, mostly because of the dual prongs of limited success and claims of police...
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    Timid kid in BJJ, should aggression be advised?

    Your club doesn't have coaches? It's their job to help train the students in how to be successful. Tell your kid to ask his instructor or ask the instructor to teach him what he needs to do to win against the "more aggressive" new students. If they can't do that, or won't, then they suck as...
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    Systema and Sambo in the United States

    Portland, Oregon? http://teamquestmma.net/training-programs Peace favor your sword, Kirk
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    The law concering self defense and use of force without guns

    You're missing an opportunity for revenue. ;) Peace favor your sword, Kirk
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